Friday, September 6, 2013

Mitsubishi Delivers Seventy i-MiEV Electric Vehicles to Russian Presidential Office

Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) have just completed the delivery of 70 i-MiEV electric vehicles to Russia’s Presidential Office through MMC Rus, a company jointly owned by MC and MMC and the exclusive importer and distributor for Mitsubishi automobiles in Russia. Not only is this the very first time that Russia’s Presidential Office is purchasing electric vehicles, but Mitsubishi is also the only Japanese brand nominated as official supplier of vehicles to the Russian Presidential office at this moment.
Currently the only mass-produced electric vehicle sold in the country is i-MiEV and MMC Rus started selling this innovative vehicle in Russia from 2011, with accumulated sales approximately 200 units. The recent purchase by the Russian Presidential Office is a result of MMC Rus’ efforts to promote the zero-emission environmentally friendly nature of the electric vehicle in Russia.
Plans are afoot to use the i-MiEV as the means of transportation for officials within the Konstantinovsky Palace, accommodation for heads of participating countries and other officials during the G20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg on September 5 and 6. Following the summit, the i-MiEV will be put to use by the Presidential Office.
MMCR will take advantage of this opportunity to enhance promotion efforts for the electric vehicle in Russia.
Reference Information – Corporate Profiles
1. MMC Rus
(1)   
Location: 
Moscow, Russia
(2)   
Established:
2004 (name changed from Rolf Import to MMC Rus in May 2013)
(3)   
Main Business: 
Import and sales of vehicles and spare parts manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Russia
(4)   
Share capital: 
MC 49%, MMC 9%, Rolf Group 42%
(5)   
Number of employees: 
235 (As of June, 2013)
(6) 
President/Representative: 
President Naoya Takai / CEO Andrey Pankov
2. MMC
(1)   
Head office: 
33-8, Shiba 5-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8410 Japan
(2)   
Established: 
April, 1970
(3)   
Capitalization: 
JPY 657.4 billion
(4)   
Main Business: 
Development, design, manufacture, assembly, sales and purchase, importing and other transactions relating to automobiles and to component parts and replacement parts of said automobiles. Also, development, design, manufacture, assembly, sales and purchase, importing and other transactions relating to agricultural machinery and industrial engines and to component parts and replacement parts of said agricultural machinery and industrial engines.
(5)   
Net sales: 
JPY 1815.1 billion (consolidated, for year ended March 2013)
(6)   
Number of employees:
Consolidated 29,822; Non-consolidated 12,773 (As of March 31, 2013)
(7)   
President: 
Osamu Masuko
3. MC
(1)   
Head office:
 3-1, Marunouchi 2-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8086, Japan
(2)   
Established:
April 1950
(3)   
Capitalization: 
JPY 204.4 billion
(4)   
Main Business: 
MC has seven Business Groups which develop operations in the diverse fields of Global Environmental & Infrastructure; Industrial Finance, Logistics & Development; Energy; Metals; Machinery; Chemicals; and Living Essentials. In addition to these Business Groups, MC has also recently established its Business Service Group. Through these business groups, MC serves customers around the world in virtually every industry.
(5)   
Net sales: 
JPY 20,207.2 billion (consolidated, for year ended March 2013)
(6)   
Number of employees: 
Consolidated 65,975 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2013)
(7)   
Representative: 
Ken Kobayashi, President and Chief Executive Officer