Mitsubishi Electric Tokyo has announced the completion of new elevator test tower at Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co. Ltd (AMEC) which produces elevators and escalators for markets outside Japan. The tower will be operable from June this year. AMEC, which established an R&D center in 2015 and a new factory last year, will use the new tower for enhanced testing and evaluation functions that are expected to accelerate local product development.
AMEC plays a central role in Mitsubishi Electric’s manufacturing of elevators and escalators for markets outside Japan. To meet growing demand and respond to requirements in specific markets with tailored product features and designs, AMEC upgraded its development and engineering capabilities by establishing an R&D center in October 2015, and expanded its production capacity by 50 percent to 20,000 units by opening a new factory in May 2016.
Overview of New Test Tower (and Factory)
|New Test Tower||New Factory|
|Name||Kiang Fah(“to the sky” in Thai)||–|
|Building area||287m2 (floor area: 3,182m2)||4,800m2 (floor area: 14,400m2)|
|Structure||Steel; 68.3 meters high
(equivalent to 15-story building)
|Steel; three stories|
|Purpose||Development, design and evaluation of elevator equipment||Manufacturing of elevator equipment (control equipment, etc.)|
|Operation||June 2017||May 2016|
|Investment||710 million THB (2.2 billion yen)|