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Asia Pacific: Japan’s NHI-MS to receive food packaging machinery operations

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will transfer the food packaging machinery operations at Nagoya-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Food & Packaging Machinery (MHI-SK) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems (MHI-MS), which is located in Kobe.

The integration of these operations at Kobe is being carried out as part of MHI’s strategy to strengthen the structures of its businesses of small and medium scale.

It aims to pursue synergies in technological and sales capabilities and to standardize and enhance business administrative processes.

Both MHI-SK and MHI-MS are wholly owned MHI Group companies.

The integration of operations will be implemented with MHI-MS as the surviving company absorbing MHI-SK.

Since MHI-MS’s launch in 2009, the MHI Group’s small and medium-scale product businesses have progressively been consolidated and integrated into MHI-MS, resulting in a more stable financial foundation and enhanced earning capability.

Following the merger with MHI-SK, MHI-MS will have a workforce numbering approximately 1,350 handling businesses such as intelligent transportation systems (ITS), hydraulic machinery, machinery systems, mechanical parking systems, steel structure plants and food packaging machinery.

Post-integration, the company will focus on applying ITS control technologies to food packaging machinery, communization of small and medium-scale machinery system products, and strengthening of development capabilities through technology and resource sharing.

There will be initiatives targeting the sharing of information and strategies for shared customers, integrating branch and sales office functions and locations, and sharing of knowhow to promote export expansion.