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Mitsubishi Electric Delivers Elevators and Escalators to MRT in Thailand

174 units, including 125 heavy-duty escalators

Tokyo, Japan – WEBWIRE
Escalators delivered to MRT Purple Line
Escalators delivered to MRT Purple Line

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that it has delivered 49 elevators and 125 escalators to eight out of 16 stations, administration office, operational control center and car-parking facilities belonging to the MRT Purple Line, a mass transit line in Thailand that began operating on August 6. The line runs 23 kilometers to connect Bangkok and suburbs in adjacent Nonthaburi Province. This is Mitsubishi Electricís second delivery to an MRT line, following the Blue Line in 2004, a transit which runs 27 kilometers to connect 18 stations in Bangkok.

Main Features

  1. Heavy-duty escalators ensure passenger safety-Heavy-duty escalators are designed to handle heavy passenger traffic during peak hours
  2. An inverter that enables energy-saving automatic low-speed stand-by -When an escalatorís sensor detects no one approaching the boarding area, an inverter equipped to all of escalators switches to low-speed stand-by to reduce power consumption
  3. Energy-saving by permanent magnetic motors -The gearless traction machine of each elevator uses a compact, energy-saving permanent magnetic motor equipped to all of the elevators delivers a comfortable ride by reducing vibration and noise

The products were manufactured by Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd. (AMEC). Orders were placed by CKTC Joint Venture for the train stations and PAR Joint Venture for the rail yard and car-parking structures.

Mitsubishi Electricís Elevator and Escalator Business in Thailand

Mitsubishi Electric established a joint-venture company in Thailand to begin domestic sales of elevators and escalators in 1977. The company later became a subsidiary, Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MET) in 2009 by expanding into installation and maintenance.†

AMEC was established as Mitsubishi Electricís local manufacturing base in 1991. Over the years, the company has produced more than 150,000 elevators and escalators for more than 90 countries.

In 2008, the Vertical Transportation Training Center was established to educate installation and maintenance workers from many countries of the world, not just within the ASEAN region. The company is continuing to make every effort to enhance service quality.†

Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric is committed to further expansion based on the strengths of its sales network and service quality in Thailand, and by effectively leveraging AMEC as its global manufacturing base.†


About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 4,394.3 billion yen†
(US$ 38.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information visit:

*At an exchange rate of 113 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2016†

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