Growth Drivers

Factory Automation Systems


Diverse line-up

For decades, Mitsubishi Electric has delivered the cutting edge of factory automation, providing a wide variety of products, from component devices to processing machines.
Understanding the challenges that our customers face, we have continued to apply our advanced engineering technologies, systems and solutions to meet customer needs, increase productivity and create efficiencies across a wide variety of platforms.

Global support

Our global service network stands ready to support customers who have production bases around the world. With core support functions at FA Centres established in many regions globally, we offer extensive services, while closely co-operating with local sales offices, branch offices and agencies.
Mitsubishi Electric FA products are available in almost any country, and our service network can support your global business with repair, training (in local language) and informational resources to enhance your local manufacturing centres.


Our e-F@ctory solution makes “smart factories” possible through IoT-based big data utilisation. e-F@ctory optimises manufacturing by connecting all devices and equipment involved in development, manufacturing, logistics and more, and then analyses and maximises the vast amount of data collected. Mitsubishi Electric’s FA expertise and connectivity technologies link FA with IT for next-generation manufacturing that encompasses mass customisation, preventive maintenance and traceability.


Factory Automation Systems



Nagoya Works was established as a base factory for mass production of general-purpose motors.


Began production of magnetic motor starters.


Established Fukuyama Works.


Began production of transformers.


Began production of electrical discharge machines (EDM).


Launched production of programmable controllers.


Started production of laser processing machines.


Enhanced production of laser processing machines.


Began production of industrial robots.


AC servo production started.


Began production of motion controllers.


Launched HMI production.


Introduced e-F@ctory.


Technology to enable industrial robots to achieve fast, human-like, nimble assembly

We have applied AI technology to develop a fast force-feedback control algorithm for industrial robots.

New edge-computing software and products

Advanced processing of production floor data contributes to preventive maintenance and product quality.

Mitsubishi Electric and five other companies establish the Edgecross Consortium

In order to create new added value, we’ve gone beyond the framework of companies and industries to maximise on edge-computing technology.

Newest MELSEC iQ-R Series general-purpose programmable controller

Realises redundant system configuration that is compliant with international safety standards

Supporting intelligent manufacturing in Chinese companies with e-F@ctory

Introducing the e-F@ctory Demonstration Zone in Changshu Innovation Centre for Green & Intelligent Manufacturing.

Latest trends in e-F@ctory systems and FA products

MELSEC iQ-R Series Safety PLC, development of “GX Works3”, new functionality of the graphic ops terminal “GOT2000 Series” and more...