Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products (Thailand), a Thai-based subsidiary for air-conditioning systems, will expand its manufacturing and logistics capabilities with a new facility in Chonburi Province, aiming to support Mitsubishi Electric’s growing air-conditioning systems business in Asia and other regions. Mitsubishi will invest a total of about 10 billion yen (about 87 million U.S. dollars) in the new base. The facility, which sits on an area of 52,800 square meters, has started operating as a distribution warehouse from July. The Integrated Logistics Center will optimize logistics and reduce costs by consolidating four existing warehouses for final products and several other distribution functions for air-conditioning systems parts. The two-story reinforced concrete building will begin manufacturing air-conditioning systems from 2016, raising Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products Thailand’s annual production capacity from five million units at present to seven million units by the fiscal year ending in March 2019. Mitsubishi Electric also manufactures air-conditioning systems in Japan, U.K., China and Mexico.