Modern Japan has a well-earned reputation as a land of high technology and heavy industry. Its path to prosperity and exceptional achievements were unique among the pantheon of great nations. Late to the industrial revolution, the Japanese proved a quick study and the country caught up fast. In a span of roughly 50 years Japan was to emerge as a global power through the ingenuity of its people and the technological prowess of great industrial concerns.
One of these is Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which has been an engine of Japan’s rise to prosperity and influence throughout modern times. Synonymous with Japan’s industrial and technological might, today the name Mitsubishi is used by more than 40 independent entities, but they all share a common origin that began more than 130 years ago, and which today is a truly global enterprise on the leading edge of technological achievement and sustainable economic growth.