Mitsubishi Electric will invest $US18 million to increase production capacity at the company’s compressor production base, Siam Compressor Industry Co., Ltd (SCI), in Thailand.
Annual production of scroll compressors will expand to 870,000 units, up from 745,000 units.
The factory will increase production from October 2022.
As part of the expansion, the upgraded factory will adopt various new environmental measures, such as integrated production processes to shorten production cycles and energy-saving production methods to reduce CO2 emissions.
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