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vol.1 【Germany】 Moeller Electric Ltd.

Last update: May 18, 2010

Moeller Electric Ltd.
Parent company headquarters: Germany
Founded: 1974
Location: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture
Line of business: import and sales of parts for low-voltage electric control equipment
Representative/Managing Director Mr.Hiei

The parent company of Moeller Electric Ltd. is Germany-based Moeller GmbH, a global firm with a history spanning more than 100 years in the area of electric control technology. As Moeller’s Japanese subsidiary, Moeller Electric was established back in 1974 to import and sell low-voltage electric control equipment to Japanese machinery manufacturers. The company has three offices in Japan: Osaka head office, Yokohama office (Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture) and Mishima office (Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture).

The following are excerpts from an interview with Mr. Masahiko Hiei, Representative and Managing Director of Moeller Electric Ltd.

Advantages of Moeller Electric:
Major advantages of Moeller Electric are the accumulated know-how on electric control technology and a global network covering more than 75 countries. When exporting machinery to overseas countries, Japanese companies are required to meet many different regulatory requirements in different destinations for export. We provide customers with optimal electric control parts for individual destinations for export, taking advantage of our global network. ▲Control machinery's components
 ■Evaluation of business environment in Kansai:
Initially, we established our head office in Mishima City, Shizuoka Prefecture, but we moved it to Osaka City in 2003. We thought that we should locate our head office on a site closer to our customers since our sales in western Japan are about twice those in eastern Japan. After moving our head office to Kansai, we realized that many companies in the region have a corporate culture that accepts other companies, whether they are foreign-affiliated or Japanese.

In addition, Kansai is home to many unique businesses, such as Panasonic and Nintendo. We are also interested in building a business networking with such various local companies.
Future business activities:
 In 2008, Moeller became a member of the U.S.-based Eaton Group. This has enabled us to expand our product lines, so we believe that we can satisfy the needs of customers more than ever before. We will continue to provide necessary information for potential customers to help them better understand our technology by means of holding small events and presentation meetings and beefing up our web information system.


     【Contact Information】
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Kansai Bureau
International Investment Promotion Division
Address: 1-5-44 Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 540-8535
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