India - Mitsubishi Electric will make power steering units, exhaust gas recirculation valves and giant magnet-resistance sensors at its new plant
India - Mitsubishi Electric has started building a new plant in Gujarat, India. Slated to start operation in October 2021, the facility will span across an area of 20,000sq.m and will be home to production of motor control units for electric power steering, exhaust gas recirculation valves and giant magnet-resistance sensors. Total investment is expected to reach around ¥1.7 billion (US$15.9m).
The company says that it expects demand for such components will increase significantly as customers in the Indian market opt for more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.
The new plant is part of Mitsubishi Electric’s plan to expand the output of automotive products. It also has a plant in Manesar, Haryana, which started operation in 2001 and builds various components used in both cars and two-wheelers.
Europe is another area of focus for the supplier. In March 2019, Mitsubishi Electric started building a new plant in Slaný, Czech Republic, for the production of motors and inverter systems for electric vehicles. The plant is scheduled to start operation in April 2020.