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Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe is investing $27.9 million in its Livingston manufacturing facility in the United Kingdom to meet demand for its low carbon heat pumps.

The products manufactured at Livingston incorporate air and ground source heat pump technology, which are renewable low carbon alternatives to traditional high carbon heating systems.

The company’s R&D activity will support the development of next generation heat pumps and technology and new low global warming potential refrigerants and materials. 

Earlier this week at COP26 in Glasgow, Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Scottish Enterprise to establish a heat pump centre of excellence in Scotland.

Scottish Enterprise is contributing to Mitsubishi Electric's investment project with a wide package of support.

Scottish Enterprise CEO, Adrian Gillespie, said the global transition to low carbon heating has created a potentially huge market across Europe.

“The MOU builds on the strong partnership we’ve developed with the company in the 28 years they have operated in Scotland, and marks our commitment to a deeper strategic relationship that will support future growth and jobs for the company, its supply chain and the heat pump sector,” he said.

President of Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe, Masao Nagano, said the MOU cements an already strong relationship with Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish government.

“We are developing our ‘smart factory’, where we can integrate automation and robotics equipment into operations, install industrial advanced sensing systems to provide real time information, and develop digital skills for our employees.,” he said.

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