New Delhi: Mitsubishi Elevator India Private Limited announced today that it has secured a major order from the “All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh.” The order consists of a total of 64 elevators, including 48 of a model that is exclusive to the Indian market, at this Indian government-owned medical facility, which houses a hospital and a national medical institute. By means of these high quality elevators and services, Mitsubishi Elevator India aims to provide the safe and reliable vertical transportation required by medical facilities. This order is a big boost to Mitsubishi Elevator India’s “Make in India” program under which the company started Manufacturing in India in 2016 and has been expanding production and portfolio for the Indian market.
Order Overview and Main Features
Of the 64 elevators, 48 are “NEXIEZ-LITE MRL,” models designed exclusively for the Indian market which were released in April 2019 and are manufactured by IMEC. They are equipped with specific functionality required in India such as automatic emergency landing devices, which operate in the case of a power failure, as standard.
|Units||48 units||16 units|
|Supplier||Mitsubishi Elevator India Private Limited (India)||Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd.
|Schedule||Will ship from March 2020|
Overview of “AIIMS, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh”
AIIMS is a hospital and national medical institute which was established under the “Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (PMSSY).” Consisting of a hospital, medical institute and accommodation facilities, it is located in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh State in northern India. PMSSY is a scheme aimed at expanding high quality healthcare and educational facilities in India in order to correct regional disparities in tertiary care services and provide affordable and reliable healthcare services across the country.
|Name||All India Institute of Medical Science, Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh|
|Location||Kosipra, Tehsil-Saadar, Bilaspur District, Himachal Pradesh State, India|
|Owner||Government of India (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare)|
|Major Function||Hospital and Medical Institute|
|Facilities||Hospital: 1st to 8th floors above ground
Medical Institute: 1st to 7th floors above ground
Accommodation Facility: 1st to 11th floors above ground
The elevator market in India continues to expand as the national economy grows. Annual demand for new installations in the fiscal year ending in March 2020 is believed to have totaled about 63,000 units, second only to China, and is expected to continue rising. In 1995, Mitsubishi Electric commenced its elevator business in India through a local distributor, establishing Mitsubishi Elevator India Pvt. Ltd. in 2012. The company has been expanding its business in the meantime, initiating local production of elevators and establishing an integrated system for sales, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance in 2016. In April 2019, the company launched a new lineup of machine-room-less “NEXIEZ-LITE MRL” elevators designed exclusively for the Indian market. Its use of local production facilities has shortened delivery times and reduced transportation costs. Mitsubishi Electric will continue to provide safe, peace of mind and comfortable products and services to further improve customer satisfaction.
Overview of IMEC
|Company||Mitsubishi Elevator India Private Limited|
|Managing Director||Ko Tanaka|
|Location||Bangalore, Karnataka State, India|
|Ownership||Mitsubishi Electric Corporation: 45%
Mitsubishi Corporation: 45%
Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service Co., Ltd.: 5%
Mitsubishi Electric India Private Limited: 5%
|Capital||1.785 billion Indian rupees (approx. US$ 25.9 million)|
|Employees||Approx. 1,100 (as of January 2020)|
|Business||Sales, manufacture, installation and maintenance of elevators and escalators|
Contributing to the Environment
The model uses a gearless traction machine with a permanent magnet motor, leading to reduced power consumption. The use of locally produced products contributes to the reduction of CO2 emissions during transportation.