Mitsui High-tec Inc. selects Brantford for new manufacturing facility 

For Immediate Release
12/11/2015 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

Mitsui High-tec Inc. (MHT), a leading precision machine tools manufacturer based in Fukuoka, Japan, announced today that Brantford has been selected as the home of its new North American motor core parts manufacturing facility, which is the first factory in North America to provide motor cores for eco-friendly vehicles such as hybrid vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles. Specializing in motor core parts for eco-friendly vehicles, MHT is a highly regarded manufacturer in the field of precision tooling worldwide. The company produces, exports and sells IC leadframes, motor cores, precision tooling and parts in Japan and internationally, with the largest market share in the area.

Originally founded in 1949, MHT currently operates 7 manufacturing subsidiaries worldwide in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and 3 in Mainland China. MHT continues to produce products for a bright and prosperous future using the slogan, “Saving energy and resources is the best present for posterity.”

The first phase of construction for the Brantford motor core facility is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2016 and is estimated to be 103,400 sq.ft. Phase 2 will see the facility expand to approximately 207,200 sq.ft. overall in the future. The first phase of development will bring 50 new advanced manufacturing jobs to the region and will be located on an 11.43 acre parcel of land at 60 Fen Ridge Court in Brantford’s Northwest Business Park.

“Brantford is the perfect location for this facility,” said MHT’s President, Yasunari Mitsui. After completing an extensive search throughout North America, we are confident that Brantford meets all our needs such as a highly skilled labour force and strong governmental support. We look forward to further enhancing our operations here in the near future.”

MHT plans to initially invest between $18-20-million in the first phase of development, followed by an additional $10-20 million in 3 years.

“We are excited to welcome MHT to Brantford,” said Mayor Chris Friel. MHT’s decision to locate in Brantford demonstrates our success in attracting and retaining foreign investors, and is a direct result of the community’s key competitive advantages: strategic location, access to large urban markets, a progressive labor force, robust infrastructure, favorable real estate values and a pro-business local government. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with MHT and wish them every success as a valued new member of our community.”

“Mitsui High-tec Inc. is a clear example of a company taking advantage of Brantford’s strategic location, competitive business climate and quality workforce,” said Dave Levac, MPP for Brant. “MHT’s decision to call Brantford home will strengthen our economy by bringing good paying, high tech jobs to Brantford.”

Media Contact:

Maria Visocchi
Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Brantford
Brantford, Ontario
Office: 519.759.4150 Ext. 5754 | Cell: 519.732.9305
mvisocchi@brantford.ca