Mitsubishi Electric’s history of achievements in Australia spans over 40 years.
- A representative office of Mitsubishi Electric was opened in Sydney (Australia Square)
- Supply of Electrical Components for Rolling Stock started
- Tumut 3 Power Station, Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme. Generators supplied by Mitsubishi Electric. 6 x 250 MW.
- MELCO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD was incorporated, 100% subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan.
- AWA-Thorn started importing and selling colour TV made for AWA-Thorn by Mitsubishi Electric of Japan
- Awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for 10 off 85 class electric locomotives
- Supply of Electrical Systems to A. Goninan & Co for the K-Set train contract
- MELCO acquired AWA-Thorn
- 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.
- 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.
- MEAUST awarded contract to supply chopper equipment for suburban and intercity cars
- Supplied 2 x 250 MW generators to Wivenhoe Hydro Power Station
- MEAUST established Cellular Mobile Telephone factory in Rydalmere, NSW.
- 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"
- Started selling Mr Slim Air Conditioners (AG models)
- Installed Diamond Vision screen at Sydney Football Stadium
- MEAUST officially opened Railway Factory at North Ryde
- First Dead Tank Gas Circuit Breaker (DTGCB) in Australia sold to Hydro Tasmania
- MEAUST installed MCG LED Diamond Vision screen
- Resumed selling Refrigerators in the Australian market
- Installed Diamond Vision screen at Westpac Trust Stadium in New Zealand
- MEAUST sells 51% interest in Melco NZ/BDT
- 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
- Blanket DTGCB supply contract secured with SPAusNet
- Supplies 1 x 210 MW generators to Tamar Valley Hydro Power Station, Tasmania.
- Energy Australia order 5 x 60MVA Gas Insulated Transformers for City South substation
- Blanket DTGCB supply contract secured with Powerlink
- 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.
- MEAUST awarded contract to supply Passenger Information System equipment for Bucharest Metro
- MEAUST awarded contract to supply electrical equipment for Auckland Metro Rail
- MEAUST LEG (HVAC, Refrigerator etc.) sales exceed $200M for the first time.
- 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
- Australia’s first indoor skydiving facility iFly Downunder opened and powered by Mitsubishi Electric automation products such as Four FR-F700 variable speed drive (VSD) inverters, industry leading Q-Series Modular programmable logic controller (PLC), and CC-Link – Mitsubishi Electric’s proprietary industrial communication network.
- 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.