Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine Europe B.V. started the production of turbochargers in 1991 and have recently produced the 30th million turbocharger. We are a group company of MHI who already started the production of turbochargers in 1957, and applied this experience to set up our company to manage the European market. Today, our turbocharger division in The Netherlands covers everything from R&D to production and sales to all major European automotive makers.
Together with the support from MHI Japan, we cover a significant amount of the market demand of the European automotive industry. In addition to that, our sister companies MTEA (USA), MTA (Thailand) and SMTC (China), supports the turbocharger demand in the other regions of the world and ensures that MHI remains a strong player in the global turbocharger industry. With the continuous strengthening of emission legislation, the global demand for turbochargers is going to grow immensely in the coming years. With an annual production capacity of more than 10 million turbochargers and growing, MHI is well prepared for this growth in demand.
Since the beginning, we have implemented state of the art production equipment for our production and assembly operations and this policy has been pursued ever since. Our production lines are highly automated and operated by well-trained and accurate production personnel. In our production process, we have several stages during which parts are checked in different ways according to our strict quality procedures. Parts are automatically rejected if they do not meet the specifications and our assembly lines are equipped with smart solutions that prevent the assembly from continuing if parts are being assembled incorrectly. In addition, thanks to our Japanese heritage we have successfully adopted kaizen in all aspects of our production, and our process engineers ensure that there is a continuous flow of improvement. By investing in these 3 pillars; equipment, personnel, and kaizen, we can ensure that our production runs efficient and that our products are of top quality at the end of the production.