Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

Mitsubishi Electric celebrates 30th anniversary of Livingston factory

Mitsubishi Electric has marked the 30th anniversary of its factory in Livingston, Scotland, an advanced facility for the manufacture of heat pumps as the nation looks to reach net zero.

Established in 1993, the Livingston plant has been manufacturing air conditioning units for 30 years and producing heat pumps for installation across the UK and Europe since 2009. Today, it is the largest heat pump manufacturer in the UK, employing 1,840 people and helping to support investment in Scotland’s green economy and the wider transition to low-carbon heating.

To mark the occasion, Mitsubishi Electric hosted an anniversary event at the factory on 6th July. Key government and industry figures attended included Patrick Harvie, Minister for Zero Carbon Buildings, Hannah Bardell, MP for Livingston, and Tadashi Fujiwara, the Consul General of Japan in Edinburgh.

Continued investment by Mitsubishi Electric, together with support from Scottish Enterprise, has seen the Livingston factory expand and grow in heat pump production.

Rodney Ayre, senior department manager at Livingston, said: “The Livingston factory has been manufacturing heat pumps for well over a decade now, and today offers an important opportunity to mark its invaluable contribution to the green economy. By supporting the manufacturing and installation of heat pumps, the factory plays a vital role in the transition to low carbon heating across the UK and Europe.”

Alongside the 30th anniversary, Mitsubishi Electric also marked the factory’s production of its fifth-million product - the new Ecodan R290 air source heat pump for residential buildings. With its low global warming potential (GWP) refrigerant, and flow temperatures of up to 75°C, the R290 heat pump brings unbeatable benefits for home heating.

Russell Dean, residential product group director at Mitsubishi Electric, said: “We must decarbonise our building stock now, and changing the way we heat our homes will play a critical role in how this is achieved. The production of the Ecodan R290 means we can now provide a heat pump for every home, helping to drive heat pump adoption across the UK and Europe.”


Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?

The IOR Annual Conference – a conference on-demand

Delegates to the IOR Annual Conference taking place from 21 to 22 April will get the chance to access the event live and all sessions and recordings for up six months afterwards providing fantastic value and allowing anyone registering for the event ...


Tadiran Airow 3 air purification device: small but mighty

Tadiran launched its Airow 3 air purification device earlier this year. This small but mighty device can be installed in minutes to any new or existing wall mounted Air conditioning unit. It is a really simple, easy add on and not only prevents ...


Fridgenius Ltd

Please visit for more information about our SOLENOID VALVE OPERATING MAGNETS!
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News