HOUSTON, TEXAS (PRWEB) April 23, 2015
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corporation (MCO-I) has begun operation in the U.S. at its facility in Pearland, Texas, outside of Houston. The complex, also known as Pearland Works, currently handles packaging, shipping, storage, service and maintenance of compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines.
The newly constructed facility is the first U.S.-based manufacturing and service location for the Japanese-owned company, which currently houses all manufacturing capabilities in Hiroshima, Japan. The Pearland operation demonstrates its commitment to bringing more accessible manufacturing and service capabilities to customers and delivering cost and time savings to a variety of industries, both in the Gulf Coast region and nationally.
“With the increase in demand we have seen from the expansion in shale gas and oil developments, bringing a manufacturing and service facility close to the Houston area was an obvious choice,” said Gampa Bhat, president of MCO-I. “With the new operation, we are closer to our customers and can respond to their manufacturing and service needs more quickly than ever before. This is a direct benefit for them, because it means reduced order lead time and cost, as well as improved service and maintenance support.”
To date, MCO-I has invested more than $75 million into the state-of-the-art Pearland Works facility. It features 180,000 square feet of space, housing a variety of capabilities including packaging and assembly, vertical and horizontal rotor storage, repair and maintenance services, administrative offices, and a training center. Additionally, $26 million of new manufacturing equipment has been purchased along with a 300-ton overhead crane, allowing for accommodation of various-sized machines.
This marks the completion of phase one of the two part plan for the Houston-area site. During the second phase, the company will expand its facility to offer testing and full manufacturing capabilities. Once both stages are complete, MCO-I estimates that Pearland Works will employ more than 200 people, with a focus on engineering and machining positions.
MCO-I will celebrate the grand opening of its new Pearland manufacturing and service facility located at 14888 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas 77047 on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting and blessing ceremony followed by a facility tour and press conference. Beginning at 12 p.m., grounds will open to the community for BBQ, crawfish, and a family fun festival featuring a variety of activities, including musical entertainment, midway games, and a petting zoo.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International (MCO-I)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International was established in the United States in October 2012 as a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI in Hiroshima, Japan, holds a 70% stake with Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) as a 30% joint venture partner. MCO-I is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of process compressors and mechanical drive steam turbines. We are dedicated to providing advanced technology machinery and after-sales service to the Oil & Gas market in the Americas.
About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading heavy machinery manufacturers, with consolidated sales of 3,349.5 billion yen in fiscal 2013, the year ended March 31, 2014. MHI’s diverse lineup of products and services encompasses shipbuilding, power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. For more information, please visit the MHI website (http://www.mhi-global.com/index.html).
About Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is one of the world’s leading trading and investment firms, with consolidated revenue of 5,968.8 billion yen in fiscal 2013. MC’s business activities include global environmental and infrastructure, industrial finance, logistics and development, energy, metals, machinery, chemicals, living essentials, and business services.