Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that its sales subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. established a new factory automation (FA) center at its location in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul to provide enhanced services to locally operating manufacturers, especially Japanese automotive and component manufacturers, starting October 1. The Turkish FA Center is expected to 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.
Services, open to all but tailored particularly to Japanese manufacturers, will include timely technical consultation, repairs, training and support for FA products. System proposals and engineering education will also be provided.
With the third largest population in Europe and a rapidly growing GDP (Gross domestic product), 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. Major Japanese manufacturers will be increasing their activities, raising demand for FA products and related service support. Mitsubishi Electric started its FA business in Turkey in June 2013 with five locations and 42 employees.