Product Data Tampering Found at Mitsubishi Materials Units (News)


Tokyo, Nov. 23 (Jiji Press)—Mitsubishi Materials Corp. said Thursday that two subsidiaries have falsified product quality data and shipped products that did not satisfy internal and client requirements.

The two subsidiaries of the major Japanese nonferrous metal producer are Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd. and Mitsubishi Shindoh Co.

Of Mitsubishi Cable's clients, 229 companies were affected. Mitsubishi Shindoh shipped substandard products to 29 companies.

Mitsubishi Cable also supplies products to the Defense Ministry. Affected products are used in Self-Defense Forces airplanes and ships.

In a statement, Mitsubishi Materials President Takeuchi Akira made an apology and promised to take steps to prevent any recurrence of a similar problem.

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