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1. INTRODUCTION

The Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is a multi-national concern which develops, manufactures and distributes a broad range of electrical equipment in fields as diverse as home appliances and space electronics. The company was established on the15th of January, 1921. Its headquarters is based in Japan, with a paid in capital of 175,820 million Yen and consolidated net sales of 3,309,651 million Yen. Its total assets are worth about 3,225,223 million Yen. Its employees total about 100,000 worldwide.

In total, its business segment consists of Energy and electric systems 21.9%, Industrial Automation Systems 19.4%, Information and Communication Systems 18.7%, Electronic devices 4.7%, Home Appliances 21.4%, and Others 13.9%. The pie chart below shows the various business segments of Mitsubishi Electric.

  1. Energy and Electric Systems

The major products and services under this business segment are turbine generators, waterwheel generators, nuclear-power equipment, electric motors, transformers, power electronics equipment, circuit breakers, gas-insulated switchgears, switchgears, supervisory control and protection systems, large-scale display equipment, water treatment facilities, accelerators, ozone-related equipment, transportation equipment, elevators and escalators.

  1. Industrial Automation Systems

The major products and services under this business segment are programmable logic controllers, inverters, AC servos, graphic operation terminals, induction motors, magnetic contractors, moulded-case circuit breakers, earth leakage circuit breakers, distribution transformers, electric meters, uninterruptible power supplies, industrial sewing machines, computerized numerical controllers, electrical discharge machines, laser processing machines, industrial robots, clutches, car audio products, car navigation systems, electrical automotive equipment, and car electronics equipment.

  1. Information and Communication Systems

This consists of wireless communication equipment, mobile handsets, wire communication equipment, air traffic control equipment, satellite communication equipment, satellites, radar equipment, antennas, guided projectiles, fire control systems, waveguides, rocket electronics equipment, aircraft electronics, medical electronic equipment, thermal heads, tetrodes, commercial-use display equipment, broadcasting equipment, data transmission equipment, information systems, and systems integration.

  1. Electronic Devices

These include power devices, power modules, RF elements, optical elements, optical devices, display monitors, cathode-ray tubes, LCD displays, and printed circuit boards.

  1. Home Appliances

The products and services in this busine