Toshiba, Mitsubishi Electric to start joint operations

25 September, 2002 – The integration of the power transmission and distribution operations of Toshiba Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will take a step forward during the first part of next fiscal year with the introduction of their first jointly developed product, gas-insulated switchgear.

The 145 kV gas-insulated switchgear, for use in transformer equipment is aimed at overseas markets and the companies have a sales forecast at 200 units.

Next on the planning board for these companies is a jointly developed gas circuit breaker. Personnel and production will begin to transfer to the new joint venture operation from October 1, with all duplicate production facilities eliminated by the end of September 2004.

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