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Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Ships 50th Power Transformer from its North American Transformer Manufacturing Facility

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WARRENDALE, Pa., Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. shipped its 50th high voltage transformer manufactured exclusively in its North American transformer manufacturing facility in Memphis, Tennessee. The state-of-the-art facility, which opened in April 2013, is one of only a few North American manufacturing facilities built for the design, manufacturing, test and delivery of extra high voltage large power transformers.  The Memphis facility is capable of producing the world’s largest class of power transformers, which can exceed 400 tons in shipping weight.

Mitsubishi Electric shipped its first transformer from the Memphis facility just nine months after the manufacturing plant opened and the Mitsubishi Electric group companies have been leading suppliers of power transformers for nearly 20 years.  The company delivered 276 transformers to the North American marketplace from its Ako-Works facility in Japan prior to the opening of the new Mitsubishi Electric Memphis facility, which was built specifically to serve North American electric power companies. 

“The achievement of exclusively manufacturing the 50th high performance power transformer from our Memphis facility is a testament to the hard work it has taken to become a world-class, ISO-certified transformer manufacturer,” said Joe Durante, General Manager, Power Transformer Division, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

The Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc., Power Transformer Division manufactures transformers ranging from 161 kV to 765 kV rated up to 3,000 MVA bank applications.  These transformers are uniquely designed to provide:

  • High reliability
  • Resilient performance over time
  • Small physical footprint

“Because they operate at significantly cooler temperatures, their lifespan is extended, which creates a superior total cost of ownership,” said Craig Swinderman, Sales Manager. “Our customers often select Mitsubishi Electric power transformers for mission-critical locations. They’re currently deployed in 42 nuclear power plant applications in North America and more than 90 nuclear power plant applications worldwide.”

The Memphis facility was strategically built by Mitsubishi Electric to have access to waterway, rail and road transport as needed.  The facility currently employs more than 200 highly trained manufacturing specialists and represents a leadership position in shell form transformer design and manufacturing.

About Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Headquartered in Warrendale, PA, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is a US affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan, and serves the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated substations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, large screen Diamond Vision® systems, generator services, nuclear power plant control systems, uninterruptible power supplies and rail transportation equipment. Information on Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' complete line of products and services can be found at http://www.MEPPI.com.

In addition to electric utility products, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies' principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, factory automation products and services, cooling and heating products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have roughly 31 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

For Press Inquiries, please contact:
Joe Durante
Vice President and General Manager
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., Power Transformer Division

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