History

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO), Japan

1921 – Established Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
1931 – Started production of elevators and escalators.
1935 – Delivered the first elevator and escalator.
1950 – Exported the first elevator.
1964 – Established Inazawa Works, the world’s largest factory dedicated to elevators and escalators.
1971 – Delivered the first travator (Moving Walk).
1982 – Marketed Japan’s first VVVF inverter-controlled elevator.
1983 – Accumulated sales of elevators and escalators reached 100,000 units.
1985 – Delivered the world’s first spiral escalator.
1988 – Marketed Artificial Intelligence group control system AI-2100
1991 – Established Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd. In Thailand.
1993 – Installed the then world’s fastest passenger elevator (750 m/min) in Landmark Tower Yokohama,
           Japan.Accumulated sales of elevators and escalators reached 200,000 units.
2000 – Marketed Artificial Intelligence group-control system AI-2200. Accumulated sales of elevators
           and escalators reached 300,000 units.
2001 – Marketed ELENESSA (machine-room-less elevator) with thinnest traction machine.
2002 – Marketed NexWay, the custom-type passenger elevator.
2007 – Released Advanced Escalator, Series Z.
2007 - SOLAE, the world’s tallest elevator testing tower (173 m) at Inazawa, Japan operational.
2009 – Released NexWay-S-Series Ver. 2 and ELENESSA Ver. 2 incorporating green technology.
           Shipped 400,000th elevator/escalator made in Japan factory.
2010 – Launched NEXIEZ – Standard machine room elevator incorporating green technology.
2011 – Received an order from Shanghai Tower Construction and Development Co. Ltd. for
           installing world’s fastest elevator (1080 m/min).
2011 – Launched NEXIEZ-MRL - Machine-Room-Less Passenger Elevator incorporating green technology.
         

Mitsubishi Electric Saudi Ltd. (MELSA)   


1980 – Established Mitsubishi Electric Saudi Ltd.
1983 – Installed more than 1000 elevators in Government Housing projects in Riyadh, Jeddah, Al-Khobar and Al-Kharj.
1984 – Installed 196 elevator, escalator & moving walk units at KKIA Riyadh Airport.
1986 – Installed 224 elevator & escalator units and Diamond Vision display screen at Imam University.
1999 – Installed Saudi Arabia’s first set of spiral escalators at the Jeddah Hilton.
2000 - Accumulated sales of elevators and escalators reached 5,000 units.
2001 – Installed the fastest elevators (360 m/min) in Saudi Arabia at Al Faisaliah center.
2002 - Installed the second fastest elevators (300 m/min) in Saudi Arabia at Kingdom center.
2004 – Secured DOKAAE Project (Abraj Al Bait Towers) in Makkah. Largest concentration of high speed elevators in the world.
2005 – Celebrated Silver Jubilee (25 years) in Saudi Arabia.
2006 – Accumulated sales of elevators and escalators reached 10,000 units.
2008 – Secured Imam University (new phase) project (146 units) in Riyadh
2009 – Secured King Saud University (Health Science & Housing) project (310 units).
2010 – Completed 30 years in Saudi Arabia. Accumulated sales of elevators and escalators reached 15,000 units.
2011 – Secured Jabal Omar Project (161 units).
2011 – Launched Mitsubishi Electric Saudi Ltd. Employees’ Training Center in Riyadh.
2012 - Reached a total of more than 20,000 secured units in Saudi Arabia in more than 6,000 projects.