Mitsubishi Makes Motors, Electricity, Tech and More
With the recent news of Mitsubishi merging with Nissan, there’s been a lot of talk of what could happen. Aside from the EV and PHEV tech trade, there’s talk about using the CMF platform for the new Lancer. This got us thinking – is Mitsubishi involved with any other companies? Believe it or not, Mitsubishi goes above and beyond just automobiles.
Up, up, and away!
Yeah, when we said “above” we were being literal. The Mitsubishi brand, and the junction Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has been involved in aviation and space for a while. They actually designed the wings for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and in 2018 we’re supposed to see about 200 regional jets that were produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is also involved in the space tech. They’ve sent several satellites into space, and recently, the company has worked with providing support to the ISS, a space station and satellite large enough to offer an artificial habitat. Now that’s an important job.
Another travel-esque stage Mitsubishi plays on is the truck industry. Under the name of the “Fuso” brand, Mitsubishi Motors has a commercial truck line and buses. Moreover, they also design and develop boats, but nothing small. No, Mitsubishi Heavy Inc. was in charge of designing cruise ships. Now, they’re turning their attention fully onto car ferries to transport vehicles to and from the Eastern World. They also make gas carriers and patrol vessels.
Speaking of the Eastern World…
Mitsubishi also has a hand in the beer industry! Their alcoholic beverage brand, Kirin Ichiban, is one of Japan’s oldest beer brands. They also own a few brands in the U.S., such as Four Roses, known for their whiskey.
Nikon, a camera company, is also a Japanese multinational corporation. Along with camera equipment, Nikon is also involved with making the glass for binoculars and microscopes. Who could have guessed that it was a member of the Mitsubishi group of companies?
There are two other things Mitsubishi has a hand in. You’ve heard of power plants before, yes? Those large, complex entities that supply entire cities with power and electricity? Mitsubishi is responsible for making a lot of the components used in power plants of the Western world. These include gas turbines for nuclear power plants, wind turbines, and solar panels.
Mitsubishi Motors also own a division known as Mitsubishi Electric. They make commercial and consumer electronics like TVs, A/C, and heaters. Personally, we never heard of a Mitsubishi TV, maybe they’re overseas.
That’s a chunk of the pockets Mitsubishi has their hands on, and a lot of them are surprising. It must pay off to work in more than just the auto industry.