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Mitsubishi sets up Asia hub in Singapore for local transportation systems

Leslie Yee
Published Mon, Apr 5, 2021 · 12:19 PM

MITSUBISHI Heavy Industries Engineering (MHIENG), a group company of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), has set up a technical service centre in Singapore to strengthen operation, maintenance and after-sales servicing operations for its transportation system products in Asia.

This new centre will be the regional hub for Yokohama-based MHI's transportation service operations in Asia.

It is a one-stop service centre manned by transportation system experts who will cater to customers' enquiries and requests post-delivery, and propose new services in line with customer needs.

The hub is also intended to introduce new services, such as failure prevention and diagnosis, as well as remote monitoring incorporating digital and AI (artiticial intelligence) technologies.

MHI's executive vice-president Yoshiyuki Hanasawa said in a press statement on Monday that the new centre in Singapore is an integral part of MHI group's expansion strategy in the Asia-Pacific region.

He added: "This is an exciting opportunity for us to serve as the bridge between our customers in Asia-Pacific and local transportation systems in the region by providing exceptional support to facilitate their overall economic development."

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Through the new centre, MHIENG said it will be able to ensure the safe operation of public transportation systems in Asia.

The centre will also respond to a broad range of customer needs such as the expansion of existing lines, transport capacity increases, system upgrades and digitalisation.

MHIENG has been involved in Singapore's transportation infrastructure building for roughly two decades. It also provides services in other Asian locations such as the Philippines and Macau.

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