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About UsA Message from the President

Minoru Kaneda

 Our company, Meiden America Switchgear, Inc., began operations in the Greenville, South Carolina area in April 2020. We believe our new base in South Carolina will enable us to maintain our high standard of quality, while delivering Meiden’s world class vacuum switchgear across North America. We are proud to employ the dedicated workers of this state. We will plant deep roots here.
 Meiden America Switchgear’s parent company, Meiden America Inc., is headquartered in Michigan, and serves the automotive, semiconductor, water processing, power and logistics system industries in North America. Meiden America is a subsidiary of the Meidensha Corporation (Meiden), a Japanese heavy electric manufacturer registered in Tokyo, Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange Ticker Symbol: 6508). For over 120 years, Meiden has played an integral role in Japan’s social infrastructure, while delivering innovative and high-quality equipment across a broad spectrum of industries. (To learn more, please visit
 Meiden is a world leader in environmentally-friendly power transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment. Meiden America Switchgear will focus on the manufacturing and sales of vacuum circuit breakers (VCB), and sales of vacuum interrupters (VI). Our industry-leading high-voltage switchgear currently range up to 145 kV, and are completely emissions free.
 The Meiden Group has two fundamental goals: to make the world a better place, with a good quality of life through our innovations, and to produce the best product experiences for our customers. Our Group’s corporate slogan is “Quality connecting the next.” This message represents The Meiden Group’s commitment to product and service quality: helping infrastructure connect people and society, to improve people’s lives, and to help build a better future for everyone. At Meiden America Switchgear, we also uphold this philosophy, and will provide the best product experiences for our customers in North America.
 All of our employees at Meiden America Switchgear will work hard to cultivate strong customer relations and will consistently deliver the highest standard of quality in our technology. We will continue to innovate in the field of power and energy, to drive the industry forward. To get there, we will work together as a team for the benefit of our customers.

 We look forward to working with you.

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