Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (IW 1000/104) announced earlier this week that its sales subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. will establish a new factory automation (FA) center at its location in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul to provide enhanced services to locally operating manufacturers.
The Turkey FA Center will support the ongoing expansion of Mitsubishi Electric’s FA business in Turkey, where the company expects sales to reach 3 billion yen by the fiscal year ending in March 2016.
With the third largest population in Europe and a rapidly growing GDP, Turkey’s economy is expected to see robust growth, particularly in the automotive and food industries, and the FA market is forecast to expand 10% yearly.
The facility will mostly serve Japanese automotive and component manufacturers. Services will include technical consultation, repairs, training and support. System proposals and engineering education will also be provided.
Mitsubishi Electric started its FA business in Turkey in June 2013 with five locations and 42 employees. FA product support has been provided up to now through local distributors and the Europe FA Center in Poland.