Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHVYF) (1884)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (OTCMKT: MHVYF, TYO: 7011) was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It has 81,631 full-time employees and is a member of the Mitsubishi family (including: Mitsubishi Electric , Mitsubishi Motors Corporation , Mitsubishi UFJ Finance , Mitsubishi Corporation, etc.) is a Japanese comprehensive machinery manufacturer, is also Japan’s largest defense industry contractor, and is one of the flagship companies of the Mitsubishi Group . Its business scope is quite extensive, covering transportation, railway vehicles, weapons, military equipment, ships, electric motors, engines, aerospace, energy, air-conditioning equipment and other machinery and equipment manufacturing.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHVYF):

1. Memorabilia

  • 1884: The founder of Mitsubishi Chaebol Yataro Iwasaki leased the Nagasaki Shipbuilding Bureau (located in present-day Nagasaki City) from the Ministry of Industry and changed its name to ” Nagasaki Shipyard “. This is the starting point of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • 1885: Iwasaki Yanosuke, the second-generation head of the Mitsubishi chaebol , established the “Mitsubishi Joint Venture”, and made Nagasaki Shipbuilding as the core enterprise of the Mitsubishi Joint Venture.
  • 1887: The Mitsubishi Joint Venture Company acquired all the equipment of the Nagasaki Shipyard.
  • 1893: Nagasaki Shipyard was renamed “Mitsubishi Shipyard”, which was affiliated with Mitsubishi Joint Venture.
  • 1917: Mitsubishi Shipyard was renamed Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Nagasaki Shipyard.
  • October 1921: The “Electric Machinery Works” of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Kobe Shipyard became independent of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.
  • During World War II, Mitsubishi manufactured a large number of aircraft, including the famous Zero fighter that participated in the Pearl Harbor incident. At that time, like other Japanese companies, Mitsubishi also used a lot of hard labor during that time.
  • 1934: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Mitsubishi Aircraft merged and changed its name to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Nagasaki Shipyard was renamed Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Nagasaki Shipyard.
  • 1950: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries was divided into West Japan Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Central Japan Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., and East Japan Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
  • 1952: The above three companies were renamed Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., New Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. and Mitsubishi Nippon Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. respectively.
  • 1964: The three companies merged to re-establish Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
  • 1970: Mitsubishi Motors Corporation separated from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • 1995: Mitsubishi Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. merged into Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

2. Main products of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

  • Marine ship related equipment
  • Steelmaking and oil refining related equipment
  • Energy storage related equipment
  • Railway related equipment
  • Infrastructure related equipment
  • Mass transportation equipment
  • Aerospace engineering equipment
  • Automation software and hardware equipment
  • Rare earth metal extraction equipment

3. Aerospace

1. Before World War II

1.1 Japanese Army

  • Type 92 heavy bomber ( Type 92 heavy bomber )
  • Type 92 reconnaissance aircraft
  • Type 93 heavy bomber ( Type 93 heavy bomber )
  • Type 97 heavy bomber ( Type 97 heavy bomber )
  • Type 97 light bomber ( Type 97 blaster )
  • Type 97 Command Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Baishi Command Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Four-type heavy bomber “Flying Dragon”

1.2 Japanese Navy

  • Type 10 carrier fighter
  • Type 10 lightning striker
  • Type 10 Shipborne Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Type 13 carrier-based attack aircraft
  • Type 89 carrier-based attack aircraft
  • Type 96 carrier-based fighter (Type 96 shipboard fighter)
  • Type 96 land attack aircraft
  • Zero ship fighter
  • Zero type water observation machine
  • Land attack aircraft
  • Local fighter “Raiden”
  • The Seventeenth Test Ship “Greece”
  • Sonic Sakura Special Attack Fighter [MXY-7]
  • The 19th trial local defense machine “Autumn Water” (jointly developed by the Army and the Navy)

2. After the Second World War

2.1 Aerospace

  • NI rocket
  • N-II rocket
  • HI rocket
  • H-II rocket
  • H-IIA rocket
  • GX rocket
  • Japan Experimental Module (JEM)

2.2 Self-Defense Force

  • T-2 advanced trainer
  • F-1 fighter
  • F-2A/B fighter (co-developed with Lockheed Martin)
  • OH-1 (reconnaissance helicopter, co-manufactured with Kawasaki Heavy Industries)
  • Franchise production
    • F-86 fighter
    • F-104 fighter
    • F-4 Ghost II fighter
    • F-15 Eagle fighter
  • Verifier
    • ATD-X

2.3 Civilian

  • Mitsubishi Branch Line Jet (MRJ)
  • YS-11
  • MU-2
  • MU-300
  • MH2000
  • Boeing products (joint development, division of production)
    • Boeing 737 (production of internal high-lift device)
    • Boeing 747 (production of internal high-lift device)
    • Boeing 767 (co-developed with YS-11)
    • Boeing 777 (co-developed with YS-11)
    • Boeing 787 (co-developed wings and fuselage)
  • Airbus products (division of production)
    • Airbus A319
    • Airbus A320
    • Airbus A321
    • Airbus A330
    • Airbus A340
    • Airbus A380
  • Bombardier products
  • Sikorsky products

Four, ships

  • Battleship Kirishima
  • Battleship Hyuga
  • Battleship Musashi
  • Amagi aircraft carrier
  • Aircraft Carrier Hayabusa (formerly: Kashihara Maru)
  • The aircraft carrier Otaka (formerly: Kasuga Maru)
  • Cloud Eagle aircraft carrier (formerly Hachiman Maru)
  • Aircraft Carrier Okinawa (formerly: Nitta Maru)
  • Heavy cruiser torikai
  • Haruna type frigate
  • Taitokaze frigate
  • Flag wind frigate
  • The SS-573, SS-575, SS-577, SS-579, and SS-581 of the Tidal-class submarine
  • The SS-583, TSS-3606 (formerly SS-585), SS-587, and TSS-3601 (formerly SS-589) boats of the Chunchao class submarine
  • SS-591, SS-593, SS-595, SS-597, SS-599 of Oyashio class submarines
  • The SS-501, SS-503, and SS-505 boats of the Canglong class submarine
  • The patrol boat PT-1 (No. 511 “Vengeance” Torpedo Boat, built by Shimonoseki Shipyard) was ordered by Taiwan
  • The patrol boat PT-2 (No. 512 “Xue Sha” Torpedo Boat, built by Shimonoseki Shipbuilding Institute) was ordered by Taiwan

Five, armored combat vehicles

  • Type 60 armored personnel carrier
  • Type 73 armored personnel carrier
  • Type 89 armored fighting vehicle
  • Type 61 tank
  • Type 74 tank
  • Type 90 tank (co-produced with Japan Steel Works)
  • Type 10 tank
  • Type 75 155mm self-propelled howitzer
  • Type 99 155mm self-propelled howitzer
  • Type 90 tank recycling vehicle
  • Type 91 armored bridge vehicle
  • Wheeled heavy vehicle recycling vehicle ( heavy wheel recycling vehicle )
  • Mitsubishi Amphibious Assault Vehicle

6. Transportation system

Manufacturing transportation systems for railway vehicles, ETC, etc.

  • Unmanned rubber wheel rail system, airport automatic tram passenger transportation system
    • Tokyo Rinkai New Transportation Rinkai Line
    • Hiroshima Express Transportation Hiroshima New Transportation Line 1
    • Kobe New Transportation Port Artificial Island Line
    • Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Rapid Transit System
  • Light rail transportation
    • Macau Light Rail System
    • Manila MRT Line 3
    • Ultra low bed tram
  • Monorail
    • Chiba Urban Monorail
    • Shonan Monorail
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