Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Enhances Extranet

Thursday, June 18, 2009

SUWANEE, Ga., June 18, 2009 - Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division has upgraded its Member Zone Extranet (V2.0) for its Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance members. The Member Zone Extranet provides Alliance members with tools and resources that help them organize, coordinate, communicate and cultivate a successful business.

Through the extranet, members are able to update account information, view training credits and send changes to their zone administrators. A material order form has been added to assist users to quickly order brochures and other sales tools. By logging in, members have access to electronic versions of the latest sales and technical documentation and a marketing kit section that contains downloadable dealer tag formatted files for local marketing efforts, logo and product image files in various formats. Members also get access to a personal direct mail portal where distributors and contractors can create and manage local direct mail campaigns. This tool has proven to be a successful addition to the site, and has been downloaded more than 1,000 times since its launch in April.

"The Member Zone Extranet provides contractors and distributors with a methodized outlet where organization and communication are easily accessible. With this new technology, Diamond Alliance members can foster their growing businesses and serve Mitsubishi Electric HVAC customers more successfully and efficiently," says Bud Nardello, vice president of sales, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC.

Introduced in 2003, Mitsubishi's Diamond Alliance program provides leading accreditation to distributors, dealers, contractors and engineers who complete various levels of system and factory training. Three separate groups make up the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance: Diamond Distributors, Diamond Dealers (contractors), and Diamond Designers (engineers). Each individual group has different requirements for priority status. Mitsubishi Diamond Dealers™ are independent contractors that have reached the highest level of accreditation from Mitsubishi Electric HVAC and offer consumers the most reliable environmental comfort available with Mitsubishi Mr. Slim® and CITY MULTI® air-conditioning and heating products.

For more information about Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Diamond Alliance and Member Zone Extranet, please visit /training/diamondAlliance.asp.

About Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division
For 29 years, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, headquartered in Suwanee, Ga., has been a leading marketer of intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology, manufactured by its parent corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. The Division's market distribution includes North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Mitsubishi Electric HVAC, an Official Sponsor of the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, continues to build brand loyalty, increase its market position and deliver exceptional customer service through the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance™ program. This program is a strategic platform of training-based achievement programs designed to synergize the efforts of Mitsubishi Electric HVAC distributors, contractors and design engineering firms. For more information on the Mitsubishi Diamond Alliance, Mr. Slim® split-ductless cooling and heating systems, CITY MULTI® Variable Refrigerant Flow Zoning (VRFZ) technology, compressors, PlasmaPure™ room air purification systems, a full line of accessories for the Mr. Slim product line, including Line-Hide™ line-set covers and the Mitsubishi Electric HVAC Advanced Products Division, call 800/687-1966 or visit www.mehvac.com.

Accomplishments
In 2009, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER systems received a Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine. In 2008, Mitsubishi Electric HVAC not only received a Top Products Award from Building Operating Management for its P-series four-way cassette, but its Mr. Slim MSZ-FD09/12NA was voted #1 in the Contracting Business HVAC Comfortech Product Showcase Awards, in the Forced Air Heating category. CITY MULTI® installations received Honorable Mention and Runner Up awards in the New Construction category of the 2007 Design/Build Awards Competition sponsored by Contracting Business. Additionally, a 2007 Contracting Business survey named Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' top preferred brand. A 2006 survey by ACH&R news listed Mitsubishi Electric HVAC as contractors' most preferred ductless manufacturer and the number one brand in price/value, availability, reliability and performance specifications.

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