OUR HISTORY

Mitsubishi Electric’s history of achievements in Australia spans over 40 years.

1960s
1960s

1967

  • A representative office of Mitsubishi Electric was opened in Sydney (Australia Square)
1970s
1970s

1971

  • Supply of Electrical Components for Rolling Stock started

1972

  • Tumut 3 Power Station, Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Generators supplied by Mitsubishi Electric. 6 x 250 MW.

1974

  • MELCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD was incorporated, 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.

1975

  • AWA-Thorn started importing and selling colour TV made for AWA-Thorn by Mitsubishi Electric of Japan

1978

  • Awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for 10 off 85 class electric locomotives

1979

  • Supply of Electrical Systems to A. Goninan & Co for the K-Set train contract
1980s
1980s

1980

  • MELCO acquired AWA-Thorn

1982

  • Changed name from MELCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD to MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC AUSTRALIA PTY LTD (MEAUST)
  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for 50 x 86 class electric locomotives
  • MEAUST Installed Diamond Vision screen at MCG, the first full-colour video replay scoreboard in Australia and the third such scoreboard in the world
  • MEAUST purchases 51% of Meltron NZ. Melco NZ (BDT) is established.

1983

  • First started selling Refrigerators in 1983 and until 1986
  • Started selling Window/Wall & Split System Air Conditioners (AV models)
  • Oct 1983 ~ 1986 MEAUST built 8 major city earth stations for the AUSSAT project, one of the first national communications satellite systems in the world.

1984

  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply chopper equipment for suburban and intercity cars
  • Supplied 2 x 250 MW generators to Wivenhoe Hydro Power Station

1985

  • MEAUST established Cellular Mobile Telephone factory in Rydalmere, NSW.

1986

  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for Tangara train sets. At the time Tangara was one of the largest train contracts in the world (450 cars).
  • MEAUST renamed "AWA-Thorn" to "Mitsubishi Electric AWA Pty Ltd"

1988

  • Started selling Mr Slim Air Conditioners (AG models)
  • Installed Diamond Vision screen at Sydney Football Stadium
  • MEAUST officially opened Railway Factory at North Ryde
1990s
1990s

1996

  • First Dead Tank Gas Circuit Breaker (DTGCB) in Australia sold to Hydro Tasmania

1997

  • MEAUST installed MCG LED Diamond Vision screen
  • Resumed selling Refrigerators in the Australian market
2000s
2000s

2000

  • Installed Diamond Vision screen at Westpac Trust Stadium in New Zealand
  • MEAUST sells 51% interest in Melco NZ/BDT

2003

  • Optus C1 Satellite, designed and developed by Mitsubishi Electric, launched.
  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for OSCar train sets to UGL
  • 2003 ~ 2005 - Energex order 5 x Gas Insulated Switchgear substations
  • Major Sponsor of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs NRL football club

2006

  • Blanket DTGCB supply contract secured with SPAusNet

2009

  • Supplies 1 x 210 MW generators to Tamar Valley Hydro Power Station, Tasmania.
2010s
2010s

2010

  • Energy Australia order 5 x 60MVA Gas Insulated Transformers for City South substation
  • Blanket DTGCB supply contract secured with Powerlink

2011

  • Satellite ST-2 launched for SingTel. Project managed by Optus.
  • Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) video wall installed
  • MEAUST total company sales exceed $300M for the first time.

2012

  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply Passenger Information System equipment for Bucharest Metro
  • MEAUST awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for Auckland Metro Rail

2013

  • MEAUST installed Diamond Vision LED screen at Parramatta Stadium, home ground of the Western Sydney Wanderers A-League soccer team.

  • MEAUST announced Western Sydney Wanderers FC Sponsorship

2014

2015

  • Installed Australia’s Highest Resolution Outdoor LED Display at Caulfield Racecourse.
  • Extends partnership with Western Sydney Wanderers FC through until the end of the 2018/19 season.