October 29, 2014
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
New Western Hemisphere Headquarters will be in Lake Mary
Last February, two multinational industrial companies, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, merged their fossil power generation businesses. As a result of this merger, in the Americas, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (“MHPSA”) features expanded power generation and related environmental, product line, service and factory capacity.
The decision was announced today to locate MHPSA’s Western Hemisphere Headquarters in Florida, together with a new headquarters facility in the Colonial Town Center complex in Lake Mary, Seminole County.
Today, the event was celebrated with Federal, State and local government officials, along with Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems America’s senior management and workforce.
Governor Scott said, “We worked hard to win this new headquarters for Florida, and while Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems could have chosen any other state in the nation they picked Florida because of our growing opportunity economy that will create jobs for generations to come. The establishment of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’ North American headquarters, and creation of 100 new jobs over the next five years is great news for Orlando families.”
David Walsh, President & CEO, commented: “Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems provides the world’s most efficient electric energy producing equipment and services to major power producers and their millions of electricity customers throughout the Western Hemisphere. This new world-class headquarters facility is essential to meeting our growth initiatives. As we move into 2015 and 2016, we will add positions in management, engineering, sales & marketing, and necessary administrative functions to support our operations, subsidiaries and customers throughout the Americas.”
The new offices at 400 Colonial Center Parkway in Lake Mary will also accommodate MHPSA’s new shared administrative services activity. Mr. Walsh went on to say, “This is a significant commitment that confirms our intent to make Florida the newly formed MHPSA’s headquarters home, providing good jobs in Florida. Our business is high-tech, and requires a highly skilled workforce with advanced education, experience and technical aptitude. The quality of life in the Orlando area, the pro-business Florida environment, the highly developed Orlando transportation hub, and the high quality of the regional talent base, are key reasons why we are affirming our commitment to locate here, and call Florida home.”
Mr. Walsh credited Governor Rick Scott’s pro-business approach to helping Florida employers be successful and add jobs. Some 1,000 of the Company’s overall North American workforce is located in Florida. Resources such as CareerSource Florida, and the strong Florida College and University system are essential ingredients for continuing employee development and expansion of workforce skills.