Mitsubishi Electric and Kawasaki Heavy Industries are among Japanese machinery manufacturers moving to produce more robots and factory automation products in China amid a push there to improve factory efficiency.


Mitsubishi Electric plans to invest an estimated 2 billion yen ($17.6 million) to boost the output capacity of motors and numerical control devices for machine tools at a plant in Jiangsu Province. It intends to construct a new building about the same size as the existing one, aiming to bring the new facility online this year.