Mitsubishi Electric Corporation plans to establish a new company, MELCO Factory Automation Philippines Inc. (MELAP) in the Philippines, to further expand Mitsubishi Electric’s factory automation (FA) business in the country.
MELAP will be jointly established by Mitsubishi Electric, Setsuyo Astec Corporation (STC) and Integrated Factory Automation Inc. (IFA), a FA product distributor and long-time partner of Mitsubishi Electric in the Philippines.
The new company, which will start operating from June 2019, will provide sales and technical service for FA products.
Robust growth is expected in the Philippine industrial automation market, particularly in the electronics and food & beverage industries, as well as in connection with active investment in infrastructure.
Mitsubishi Electric has been providing sales and technical support for FA products to customers in the aforementioned industries through local distributors such as IFA.
MELAP is intended to improve customer satisfaction and enhance Mitsubishi Electric’s local FA business.
Specifically, it will boost technical service capabilities in cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric’s global service network and will also strengthen solution offerings to meet automation and IoT demands.