At Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group,

We channel big things into solutions that MOVE THE WORLD FORWARD – advancing the lives of everyone who shares our planet. We bring people & businesses around the globe together to pave the way to a future of shared success.

At Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, we bring people, businesses and ideas as one, to pave the way to a future of shared success. Utilizing our proven, forward-thinking approach and deep industry knowledge, we offer world-class innovative and integrated solutions across a wide range of industries and technologies, from planning to execution. Passionately seeking new, simpler and sustainable ways, we work with our clients and partners around the globe to create a better future for everyone who shares our planet.

History : The origin of MHI can be traced all the way back to 1884

First President Yataro Iwasaki
First President Yataro Iwasaki

In that year, Yataro Iwasaki – the founder of Mitsubishi, took a lease out on government-owned Nagasaki Shipyard. He named it Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, and started the shipbuilding business on a full scale.

This shipbuilding business was later turned into Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., and then launched as Mitsubishi Heavy-Industries, Ltd. in 1934, establishing its position as the largest private firm in Japan, manufacturing ships, heavy machinery, airplanes, and railroad cars.

Following the end of World War II, a law aimed at dissolving “zaibatsu” or Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works dismantling the over concentration of economic power was in effect. Thus, in 1950, MHI was divided into three entities: West Japan Heavy-Industries, Ltd., Central Japan Heavy-Industries, Ltd. and East Japan Heavy-Industries, Ltd. It was later consolidated in 1964 and reborn as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Shipyard & Machinery Works Right: The Origin of Today's Three-Diamond Trademark
Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works
Right: The Origin of Today’s Three-Diamond
Trademark

In 1970, MHI’s automobile department became independent and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation began manufacturing and marketing automobiles. Integrating each company’s management and technical expertise and enhancing competitiveness in domestic and international markets, MHI has come a long way.

Who is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group

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