Fuji Electric Corp. of America

Edison,  NJ 
United States
http://www.americas.fujielectric.com/
  • Booth: 8955


Fuji Electric provides solutions for Transit Systems

Fuji Electric Corp. of America provides sales and service of electric systems for high speed, intercity, regional, metro, and light rail; including: door operation, auxiliary power supply, and propulsion. For the past 30 years, these solutions have been used around the world, providing high performance and efficiency combined with reliability and maintainability and reliability. Passenger door operating systems utilize a flat cup permanent magnet motor (FCPM) linear for rail car entrance doors and platform safety fences. We also offer electrical equipment for rolling stock, such as Auxiliary Power Supply (APS) Systems and Propulsion Systems. These systems ensure a safe and comfortable operation for a railroad transportation.

For additional information, please visit our website and follow Fuji Electric on LinkedIn and Twitter for the latest product updates and announcements.


 Press Releases

  • Edison, NJ – Fuji Electric Corp. of America has announced that they have acquired a majority share of Canadian rail manufacturer SEMEC Electromecanique Inc.  (hereinafter, SEMEC) in order to expand their transit business in North America and broaden their product lineup with the manufacturer’s railway vehicle door opening and closing equipment.  Fuji Electric plans to leverage SEMEC’s engineering strengths, sales channels and service capabilities, adding to their own Transit business which is comprised of door opening and closing devices, propulsion, and auxiliary power supply devices. 

    “SEMEC has a solid reputation for manufacturing quality products, and they are a well-rounded company skilled at everything from development, to production, to sales,” said Philip Charatz, President and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America. “This business model will complement our Transit business nicely and will support our long-term growth initiatives in North America.”

    The two companies solidified an agreement for Fuji Electric to purchase 51% of SEMEC and the deal was completed in February.  The name of the newly formed company is Fuji SEMEC Inc, and will be known as Fuji SEMEC Corp. in the state of New York.  Fuji Electric will add their own technological capabilities in design and production engineering to SEMEC’s designs for door opening and closing devices in order to enhance their overall product offering. Fuji Electric will also benefit from SEMEC’s manufacturing subsidiaries in New York in order to strengthen their bidding position on projects under the Buy American Act guidelines , and other similar laws and regulations in New York*.  Fuji Electric has an extensive delivery record of its railcar door opening and closing devices, including the New York City Transit Authority, Metropolitan Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit District, and more. The power electronics manufacturer has also supplied Washington subways with auxiliary power units. 

    “This acquisition, coupled with our recent opening of a 37,000 sq. ft. factory in Virginia to develop auxiliary power supply devices for railways, is a testament to our strategic vision for our North American Transit business,” added Charatz.  “We have an aggressive 5-year growth plan and are committed to taking the major steps necessary to achieve those goals.”

    *With the obligation to use a certain percentage of parts produced in the U.S. (from New York) and local assembly
     
    About Fuji Electric Corp. of America 
    Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970.  Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. began developing power electronics equipment in 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, HMIs, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and uninterruptible power systems.  For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com  or follow us on Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.
     

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    Media Contact:
    Doretta Caprarola
    Fuji Electric Marketing Manager
    (201) 490-3933
    dcaprarola@fujielectric.com
     
  • Edison, N.J., September 4, 2015 –Fuji Electric announced that they have opened a new 37,000 square foot engineering and assembly facility in Roanoke, Virginia which will focus on assembly of their Variable Speed Drive Custom Panels , Uninterruptible Power Systems (UPS), and Auxiliary Power Systems (APS).  The announcement is the latest move by the company to grow and expand their business activities in the U.S., as it will allow them to respond more quickly to local market conditions and reduce lead time on product shipments.

    “Fuji Electric’s U.S. Engineering team has been operating out of our original Roanoke, Virginia facility since June 2007, so when we decided to open a larger facility and expand our engineering and production efforts, Roanoke was a natural fit for our business,” said Philip Charatz, President and CEO of Fuji Electric Corp. of America.  “The city has a strong manufacturing presence with a large pool of qualified, skilled employees, and this new facility will give us the ability to support our increasing Drives business along with our other growing divisions.”

    Located at 105 14th Street NW just outside of downtown Roanoke, Fuji Electric has begun production on custom panels for Drives customers and will conduct assembly, witness testing and sales training on their newly released Uninterruptible Power Systems.  Production on APS products will begin in November.

    “Today’s manufacturing trends require flexibility and rapid responses to customer’s evolving needs,” said Larry Butkovich, General Manager of the Roanoke facility.  “Fuji Electric has a worldwide reputation for our engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and we look forward to using our century of experience to strengthen our presence in the U.S. market.”
    Fuji Electric held a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 2nd to commemorate the opening of the new facility, which was attended by facility employees as well as Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. President and Chairman Michihiro Kitazawa and the Mayor of Roanoke, David Bowers.

    “The City of Roanoke is pleased to see companies like Fuji Electric growing their business activities in our community,” said Mayor David Bowers, who has presided over the City of Roanoke as Mayor since 2008.  “The economic stimulation that results from this type of expansion is essential for the city to thrive, and it has a positive effect on everything from employment to local commerce.”

    About Fuji Electric Corp. of America 
    Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970.  Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing power electronics equipment since 1923 and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, power supply, and power generation equipment to AC drives and uninterruptible power systems.  For more information please visit www.americas.fujielectric.com  or follow us on Twitter @FujiElectricFEA.

    About the City of Roanoke
    Roanoke, Virginia is located midway between New York, NY and Atlanta, GA on Interstate 81, 168 miles west of the state capital, Richmond, VA. The city is the center of one of Virginia’s largest metropolitan regions, and a hub of transportation, finance, and industry for the southwestern part of the state. The scenic beauty of the Roanoke Valley, located between the Blue Ridge and the Virginia Alleghany Highlands, makes the city a pleasant as well as an economically diverse place to live and work. The city’s position on the East Coast gives it ready access to close to two-thirds of the total population of the nation within a radius of 500 miles. The Roanoke Region of Virginia is the largest metropolitan area in western Virginia and home to more than 300,000 residents.

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    Media Contacts:

    Doretta Caprarola
    Fuji Electric Marketing Manager
    (201) 490-3933
    dcaprarola@fecoa.fujielectric.com

    Larry Butkovich
    General Manager, Roanoke Engineering & Assembly Facility
    (732) 331-7945
    lbutkovich@fecoa.fujielectric.com

    Lisa Soltis
    Economic Development Specialist
    Retail Retention & Expansion
    City of Roanoke
    (540) 853-1694
    lisa.soltis@roanokeva.gov


 Products

  • Passenger Door Operation System
    Fuji Electric offers a linear motor and PM motor (FCPM: Flat Cup Permanent-Magnet Motor) to operate passenger entrance doors on railcars and safety fences. These products allow safe entry and exit to trains from platforms....

  • Fuji Electric contributes to the safety and comfort of the transportation system by supplying the electrical drive door system for railcars with state-of the art power electronics technologies.

    Features

    • Advanced power electronics and software technology to integrate safety design
    • Accurate and intelligent performance in obstruction detection
    • Small and light equipment with flat motor to simplifies the refurbishment from a pneumatic system
    • Simplified installation and easy maintenance and inspection provided by eliminating pneumatic pipings.
    • Direct drive mechanism to provide high reliability than ball screw mechanism

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