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Mitsubishi Electric to punish ten current and former executives for falsification


According to The Mainichi, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation would discipline eleven former and present executives.

The investigation revealed that the company's top officials had falsified records pertaining to inspections of the air conditioners and brake compressors used in its trains for more than 35 years.

Twelve additional managers suffered the same penalties a year earlier.

In the summer of 2021, the document fraud crisis began to spread. Then it was discovered that since 1985, the data on inspections of train equipment had been fabricated. During this time, the company provided 1,500 compressors to 20 enterprises and 84,600 air conditioners to 80 railway companies.

Mitsubishi Electric further guaranteed that utilizing equipment with fake papers won't endanger customers, but the fact that some managers approved of it is crucial for the business.

The controversy forced Takeshi Sugiyama, the CEO of Mitsubishi Electric, and Masaki Sakuyama, the chairman, to quit. They accepted responsibility for the company's "three decades of systematic deception."

source: mainichi.jp