Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. announced plans to add 100 new jobs over the next five years with the establishment of its North American headquarters in Lake Mary.
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."
Last February, two multinational industrial companies, Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, merged their fossil power generation business, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. As a result, the company is locating its new North American headquarters in Lake Mary. The new facility will add significant space to accommodate the recent merger and expansion. The new headquarters location will provide overall management of the strategic and tactical direction of the company's activities in the western hemisphere.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems President & CEO David Walsh said, "Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems provides the 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. Walsh said, "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."
"Seminole County is proud to be the home of Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems. The decision to establish their corporate headquarters here is further evidence that our community is a great place for growth," said Commissioner Bob Dallari, Seminole County.
"Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems' decision to expand operations in Seminole County validates our business friendly environment, and our commitment to job creation. We are excited to have them here and look forward to a successful partnership," said Commissioner Brenda Carey, Seminole County.