Established in 1999, the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) brings together business leaders from the EU and Japan to foster communication; review factors affecting trade, investment, and other forms of cooperation; and gives a business perspective to issues of public policy. 
Mitsubishi Electric joined the EU-Japan Business Round Table (or “BRT”) in April 2018 and chaired the BRT’s Japan-side from 2019 to November 2022.


Mitsubishi Electric becomes the first Japanese supplier of traction systems to SNCF Voyageurs
Mitsubishi Electric has delivered traction systems for 28 AMLD long-distance electric trains operated by French national train operator SNCF Voyageurs. With the delivery, made earlier this year, to Spanish train builder Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF), an SNCF Voyageurs contractor, Mitsubishi Electric, believes that it is not only the first Japanese company to supply traction systems for electric trains operated by SNCF Voyageurs, but also the world’s first company to supply roof-mounted converters and inverters with natural air-cooling systems and main transformers for mass-transit electric trains.

SNCF Voyageurs and CAF selected Mitsubishi Electric as the supplier following their favourable evaluation of prototype main transformers delivered in December 2017 for a Z2N commuter train and T4 tram-train operating in Paris. SNCF Voyageurs and CAF highly evaluated Mitsubishi Electric’s supply record as well as the low maintenance cost and high performance of the roof-mounted converter and inverter with natural air-cooling.

In a partnership with the Spanish branch of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Mitsubishi Electric now aims to further strengthen its transportation systems business in Europe. Through collaboration with Spanish entities, Mitsubishi Electric continues to contribute to the decarbonization and energy saving in Europe transit systems by making full use of diverse and advanced technologies of the entire Mitsubishi group.

Find out more at the Mitsubishi Electric website


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