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DENSO Announces North American Executive Personnel Changes

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – As global automotive supplier DENSO continues to expand its footprint in North America, the company is committed to regional and global leadership development. DENSO is pleased to announce the following management and organizational changes across North America, effective January 1, 2017.

“By promoting those who will lead the way, DENSO continues to advance its goals of protecting lives, preserving the planet and preparing a bright future for generations to come,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich. “These changes help broaden the scope of our executive team, strengthening our regional approach and providing unique challenges and opportunities to DENSO’s leaders. It improves collaboration within our local companies, across the region and across DENSO globally.”

Bill Foy was named senior vice president of Engineering. Located in Southfield, Mich., Foy is responsible for overseeing all North American product engineering and development, including climate control, engine components and systems, engine electrical, safety products, cluster, in-vehicle-infotainment, body electronics and small motor engineering. Previously, he served as senior vice president of the Sales & Marketing Division.

Doug Patton will continue his role as executive vice president of Engineering and chief technology officer. In 2017, he assumes the role of SAE International president. This change will allow him to focus on his role as SAE International president, as well as help broaden the scope of DENSO’s executive team.

Denise Carlson was promoted to vice president of the North America Planning and Material Engineering, Production Innovation Center. Located in Southfield, Mich., Carlson is responsible for overseeing Material Development, Material Quality Assurance, and Material Education for DENSO’s North American product groups.

Kara Grasso was promoted to vice president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Sales group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. She oversees FCA Sales strategy and activities in all key product areas. She was also appointed to lead DENSO’s Product Sales Strategy. Previously, she was director of FCA Sales.

Benjamin Luppino will serve as vice president of Toyota Sales Group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. His primary responsibility is guiding the operational and personnel activities for the Toyota Motors Sales group, including overall sales expansion. Previously, he served as vice president and global lead of the General Motors Sales Group.

Rob Hempel will serve as vice president of General Motors Sales Group, located at DENSO’s Southfield, Mich. facility. His primary responsibility is guiding the operational and personnel activities for the General Motors Sales group, including overall sales expansion. Previously he served as global lead for Toyota Sales.

Chuntao Ye was promoted to senior vice president. Ye is responsible for Instrument Cluster, Electronics, and Body Electronics plants located in Maryville, Tenn. He also serves as Deputy Leader of Information & Safety Systems. Previously, he served as vice president of DENSO’s Alternator/Starter Division in Maryville.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

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DENSO Announces 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has released its 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog (http://densoheavyduty.com/denso-hd-starter-alternator-catalog). DENSO announced the new catalog today at the 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) trade show in Las Vegas.

The catalog, which includes DENSO’s award-winning PowerEdge alternator, features 951 part numbers with applications for 18,000 heavy-duty trucks and off-road vehicles in operation today.
The coverage represents a 17 percent increase in DENSO part numbers and 57 percent increase in applications.

In addition to the print version, the catalog is available for the first time online as an interactive digital resource and a downloadable PDF file. During the trade show, hard copies are available at DENSO’s exhibit (Booth #621).

For more than 30 years, DENSO Commercial & Heavy Duty, a dedicated group within DENSO Products and Services Americas, has been building the parts that keep the most powerful trucks and equipment operating on the highway and off-road. Like all DENSO products, heavy-duty starters and alternators are built with the highest precision and craftsmanship to exact original equipment (OE) standards.

DENSO’s 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog makes it easy to find the right replacement part the first time. Customers can quickly locate the part they need by make, vehicle type, year, model and engine type. Features include a comprehensive photo guide, listings that cross-reference DENSO part numbers to their OE-counterparts, and an additional section that cross-references part numbers by manufacturer.

The new catalog also contains general resource information. Sections cover visual battery inspection, performance testing and charging, tips for charging and starter systems, removal and installation information for starters and alternators, DENSO’s limited warranty and core return policies, and a kilowatt-to-horsepower conversion chart. The print catalog features convenient section tabs.

To view the digital version or download a PDF file of the 2017 Commercial & Heavy Duty Starter & Alternator Catalog, visit insert link. Print copies are available by contacting your local DENSO representative or calling 1-888-96-DENSO (option #2).

About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com or visit our media website at http://www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/.

About DENSO in North America
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

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DENSO Partners with CDTi Announce New Line of Heavy-duty OE Replacement Emission Control Products

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has partnered with Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc., (CDTi), a global manufacturer of vehicle emissions control systems, to introduce a new line of aftermarket emissions control products for heavy-duty trucks and equipment. The two California-based companies announced the launch of CDTi offered by DENSO particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) today at the 2017 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) trade show in Las Vegas.

Available now, CDTi offered by DENSO features 60 DPF part numbers covering more than 260 original equipment (OE) quality products and seven DOC part numbers for heavy-duty on-road and off-road trucks and equipment. The partners plan to expand the product line with an additional 20 DPF and 15 DOC part numbers later this year.

“DENSO is excited to partner with CDTi to meet the growing demand for OE-quality aftertreatment products in the heavy-duty trucking and equipment industry,” said Frank Jenkins, senior manager of DENSO’s Heavy Duty Marketing Group. “CDTi is a clean-tech company that shares our commitment to product reliability and durability, rigorous safety and performance standards, innovation, customer service and environmental stewardship.”

CDTi offered by DENSO replacement diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs) provide equivalent emissions control versus OEM replacement units when installed in 2007 and newer heavy-duty diesel equipment

Superior features include high-grade stainless steel and other materials that increase durability by resisting corrosion and preventing failures; 100 percent OE-manufacturer substrates that maximize DPF performance and minimize backpressure, CGTI’s patented advanced coatings that increase catalyzation and regeneration efficiency; and “exact-fit” designs that include gaskets to meet specific application needs, reduce part numbers and streamline installation.

Turnkey CDTi offered by DENSO DPFs and DOCs are approved for horizontal, vertical and dual installation and backed by a two-year unlimited mileage warranty. Many of the components are manufactured in the U.S.

All part numbers meet strict U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions control regulations and are available for purchase and installation in 49 U.S. states and Canada.

For information on DENSO’s full line of commercial and heavy-duty aftermarket products, visit the DENSO exhibit at Booth 621 in the main hall. HDAW’s annual trade show is the largest gathering of independent heavy-duty aftermarket industry leaders, distributors, suppliers, service providers, educators and trade media in North America.

About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com or visit our media website at http://www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/.

About DENSO in North America
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

Connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

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DENSO continues strong commitment in 2017 to FIRST Robotics and STEM education

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO, a global automotive supplier with its North American headquarters in Southfield, Michigan, announces its 2017 commitment to FIRST Robotics. DENSO has backed FIRST, a program designed to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology, for more than 15 years through volunteer mentors, product and technology donations, and monetary funding. Since 2002, DENSO has donated more than $800,000 to FIRST Robotics.

DENSO announced its plans today as Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, Honorary Chair of the FIRST Championship Detroit Host Committee, and other Detroit leaders launched activities leading up to FIRST Championship Detroit in April 2018 at a press conference at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.

DENSO, a Silver Level Supplier Sponsor of FIRST, has teamed up with its affiliate, ASMO North Carolina, to donate 22,000 window motors to student team build kits for the for 2016-2018 competition seasons. Students are challenged to use the window motor and other parts to build a robot that completes the challenge they’re given. DENSO’s motor can be used to spin wheels, or move parts or “joints” of the robot.

“Every FIRST Robotics team around the world will have a DENSO motor available to use on their champion robot,” said Doug Patton, executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO.  “DENSO donates its technology to help students get ’real-world’ hands-on experience. We want to engage students and get them excited about careers in engineering and technology.”

In 2017, DENSO is also sponsoring 25 teams throughout North America –

  • 12 high school and 2 middles school teams in Southeast Michigan
  • 6 teams in Battle Creek, Mich.
  • 2 teams in Maryville, Tenn.
  • 2 teams in Cedar Falls and Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1 team in Dublin, Ohio

DENSO also sponsors the FIRST Robotics Southfield (Michigan), Lakeview (Michigan), Smoky Mountain (Tennessee) and Iowa regional competitions since they are held in the communities where DENSO is located.

FIRST Robotics has been compared to a varsity sport with hands-on training in science and technology to help students discover how rewarding a career in engineering or technology can be. STEM and mentoring programs like FIRST also give DENSO employees a chance to give back.

“One of the best things I get out of participating is watching when the kids understand and the lightbulb goes on” said Gary Held, DENSO senior design engineer and FIRST Robotics mentor.
“It’s a great opportunity to open kids up to hands-on learning about science, technology, engineering and math – some things that you might not get from regular classes.”

Participating in FIRST Robotics encourages students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields and inspires them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21st century work-life skills.

About FIRST
FIRSTwas founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills. High-school-aged teams compete head-to-head on a special playing field with robots they have designed, built, and programmed.

Under strict rules, limited resources, and the guidance of volunteer mentors including engineers, teachers, business professionals, parents, alumni and more, teams of 25+ students have just six weeks to build and program robots to perform challenging tasks against a field of competitors. They must also raise funds, design a team “brand,” hone teamwork skills, and perform community outreach. In addition to learning valuable STEM and life skills, participants are eligible to apply for $25+ million in college scholarships.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

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DENSO Opens R&D Lab at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to Advance Machine Learning and Automated Drive

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global auto supplier DENSO today announced the opening of the DENSO R&D Lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to accelerate development of new auto safety technologies and create new research opportunities for engineering students.

The DENSO R&D Lab gives DENSO an opportunity to more closely collaborate with the University and North American automotive manufacturers on key safety technologies like machine learning, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Automated Drive (AD). As part of the lab, 12 university students have been selected to participate in research projects, which will begin this month and run throughout 2017.

“This new lab will provide opportunities for students to conduct research to develop future Automated Drive technologies that will help save lives,” said Doug Patton, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at DENSO’s North American headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. “We are excited to open the DENSO R&D Lab at the University of Michigan, in the heart of the global transportation technology research hub for autonomous drive right here in Michigan. The lab expands DENSO’s partnership with the University of Michigan, and extends a Master Alliance Agreement (MAA) we established in 2012 to sponsor multiple R&D projects.”

The DENSO R&D Lab is located at the University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), directly in the hub of research activity for AD that includes the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) and its affiliated Mcity test facility, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), and the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

“As a member of the Mobility Transformation Center’s Leadership Circle and a sponsor of multiple research projects across campus, DENSO has been one of the University’s key industrial partners,” said S. Jack Hu, vice president for research at the University of Michigan. “Their new lab on campus will allow us work even more closely to create further opportunities for innovation and education.”

DENSO’s lab is a simulation environment with high-speed computing and high-capacity data storage. Simulation is conducted on high-performance computers and mechatronic systems, including an advanced driving simulator. Hardware-in-loop and driving simulators will provide researchers with functional verification of their methods for machine learning for AD and Collaborative AD (CoAD).

Machine learning for AD
Researchers will develop machine learning techniques to support AD systems in recognizing their environment, which helps them to make intelligent and sophisticated automated driving decisions.

Collaborative Automated Drive (CoAD)
By sharing sensor information via Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC), researchers will study ways to enhance the capabilities of automated driving for CoAD. This technique will increase the perception range of the system – beyond the field of view and line of sight of the on-board sensors.

Researchers will also test safety control algorithms such as forward collision warning, lane-keeping assistance, traffic sign recognition, V2X connected driving and pedestrian detection, among others.

In early December, DENSO also announced MDrive, a car sharing study in which University of Michigan-Dearborn students will help shape the future of mobility. With support from Detroit-based NextEnergy, an accelerator of advanced energy and mobility technologies, DENSO launched the study to determine what technologies may be needed for a new car-sharing segment. The students will provide feedback about car sharing and offer insights on helpful or unnecessary features in current car models.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

About the University of Michigan
Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan (U-M) is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. The hallmark of the University is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdisciplinary cooperation among them. With $1.4 billion dollars in research expenditures annually, and more than 100 top-ranked graduate and professional programs, the University of Michigan is a global leader in a wide range of disciplines spanning science and technology, health and medicine, law, public policy, and the arts and humanities.

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DENSO Opens Recruiting Center for Engineering, Manufacturing, Skilled Trades at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – At its press conference during the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), global auto supplier DENSO announced it will open an onsite recruiting center during the event at Cobo Center in Detroit. Auto show attendees will have the opportunity to talk with DENSO recruiters and hiring managers at its booth, located along Hall A of the main show floor.

The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three days during the show, with each day focused on specific employment opportunities:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 17: Skilled trades and maintenance opportunities in manufacturing
  • Thursday, Jan. 19: Professional and engineering careers
  • Friday, Jan. 20: Co-op and internship opportunities

“DENSO is excited to have a recruiting center at the auto show, as this is where skilled talent interested in automotive technology will be,” said Stacy Gallucci, Sr. Manager North America Talent Acquisition, DENSO International America. “DENSO is taking an innovative approach with on-the-spot interviews at the show to attract professionals and students who will help us fulfill our mission. Highly exceptional individuals have the possibility of receiving contingent offers, as well as relocation assistance for applicable and/or eligible skilled trades and engineering positions.”
DENSO is using the recruiting center at NAIAS to continue its efforts to attract candidates who want to help protect lives, preserve the planet and prepare a bright future for generations to come. The company is dedicated to investing in its employees and creating a rewarding, stable and collaborative work environment. DENSO offers competitive pay, high level of benefits with low premiums, and training and development.
“As technologies such as autonomous drive change the automotive industry, we need innovative and skilled individuals who can design, build, maintain, and market our products,” said Gallucci. “We want to fill these positions with the best and brightest in the industry, who can help drive this change and grow their DENSO career, with opportunities to take mobile assignments around the U.S., North America and globally.”
DENSO’s NAIAS recruiting center will be used to identify talent for its North American operations in the U.S. and Canada for positions at manufacturing plants and regional headquarters. Subject matter experts from R&D, engineering, sales, plants, as well recruiters will be at the DENSO booth to attract experienced and entry-level candidates, as well as students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software and computer engineering. DENSO is also recruiting for entry-level apprentices, management and supervisory candidates with a mid-range of experience in skilled trades and maintenance.

Visit JoinDENSO.com to learn more and express interest in an interview.

DENSO’s recruiting team will also participate in the NAIAS Education Day on Jan. 18 to help dispel the myths students may have about manufacturing careers and to encourage middle and high school students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

It is DENSO’s 13th consecutive year exhibiting at the show, and the company is a premier sponsor of the event.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

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DENSO at 2017 HDAW Show

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO is once again exhibiting at this year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW) in Las Vegas, Jan. 23 – 26, 2017, to display its latest heavy duty products. The company will hold a news conference to make a major product announcement.

WHAT:  DENSO will be making a major product announcement.  In addition, DENSO will be revealing a new product catalog.

WHO:  Joseph Mejaly, senior vice president, Sales, Operations, Strategic Planning and Marketing, DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.

WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time

WHERE: Andros A Conf. Room, Mirage Hotel and Conference Center

Questions and Interview Scheduling:
If you would like to RSVP or schedule an interview with DENSO executives, please contact Dan Alf of DENSO Products and Services Americas at 310-513-7353 or dan_alf@densodrive.com.

About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com or visit our media website at http://www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/.

About DENSO in North America
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.
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DENSO’s virtual reality and interactive exhibits bring technology to life at the 2017 North American International Auto Show

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO will showcase interactive and virtual reality displays to bring its autonomous driving, safety and environmental technologies to life at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) at Cobo Center in Detroit, Jan. 8-22. It is DENSO’s 13th consecutive year exhibiting at the show. DENSO is a premier sponsor of the event.

Virtual Reality Experience
DENSO’s Virtual Reality Experience introduces the participant to DENSO’s world of Smarter Mobility and Smarter Living. An animated, virtual guide takes viewers through three scenarios to show how DENSO is shaping the future of mobility by illustrating a world where vehicles can communicate – with other vehicles, with traffic lights, with infrastructure, and even with their home.

City Scenario: With the vehicle’s ability to “see” other vehicles using vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology, it can help avoid accidents before the driver even sees it, such as a car that cuts it off in traffic. Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology also can change a signal to green if there is no opposing traffic.

Country Scenario: The viewer “drives” down a country road and sees a deer suddenly jump in the road. Using camera and radar technology, the car can “recognize” the deer, along with other objects that should not be in the road, to prevent an accident.

Off-Road Scenario: Standing in a trail path, the viewer sees ATVs coming toward her. With the ability for the ATV to “see” the signal from the viewer’s cell phone, the ATV can be notified by a signal and avoid an accident.

DENSO’s Innovations
DENSO’s technologies will come to life with 3D images popping up on a “vehicle tour” that showcases the parts and innovations DENSO makes for automobiles, including starters, alternators, radiators, condensers, hybrid components, battery thermal management and sensors. The display will also highlight its latest innovations in Human Machine Interface, Active Safety/Autonomous Drive and V2X technologies.

Press Conference
DENSO will host a news conference at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at its booth to provide an overview of DENSO’s Vision 2020, an update on strategic startup technology partnerships, and DENSO’s North American investments. DENSO will also make an announcement related to its North American recruiting activities.

NHRA Champion Clay Millican 
DENSO is an affiliate sponsor of drag racer Millican and title rights sponsor for the DENSO Spark Plugs National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Nationals in Las Vegas. Six-time World Champion Millican will be at the DENSO booth on Education Day, Jan. 18, along with his dragster race car, which will be at the DENSO booth for the entire show.

Clay Millican Model Dragster Giveaway
DENSO will be giving away a Clay Millican NHRA Model Dragster (1:24 scale) to the first 25 people on the public days of the show who tag DENSO in North America’s Facebook page with a photo of themselves in the DENSO booth.

Michigan Artist Daniel Cascardo
Michigan-based artist Daniel Cascardo will be DENSO’s residence artist for three days – on Monday, Jan. 9, for the Press Preview; on Friday, Jan. 13, for the Charity Preview; and on Wednesday, Jan. 18, for Education Day. Cascardo will create spontaneous mural images in DENSO’s booth. During Education Day, he will interact with students and allow them to add color, patterns and shape to the artwork.

Questions & Interview Scheduling:
If you would like to schedule an interview with DENSO executives, please contact Janine Krasicky Sadaj, J9 Media Solutions, at 248-514-4558 or janine@j9media.com, or Bridgette LaRose at 248-372-8266 or bridgette_larose@denso-diam.com.

About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

DENSO Worldwide
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About DENSO’s North American Aftermarket Group
DENSO’s North American aftermarket group supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. The company employs approximately 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, California. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com. Connect with DENSO Auto Parts on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/densoautoparts/.

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DENSO Develops Small Stereo Vision Sensor

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced that it has developed a small stereo vision sensor to contribute to improving the safety of compact vehicles. The new product is the world’s smallest* automotive stereo vision sensor and is used in Smart Assist III, a crash avoidance system designed for the new Daihatsu Tanto, which was released in November 2016.

Vision sensors use a camera to detect white lines and obstacles on the road ahead. The new sensor uses a pair of cameras placed side by side, which enables the distance to a target object to be measured more accurately and enhances the activation of autonomous emergency braking systems to avoid a collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian, lane departure warning systems, and auto high beam systems that automatically switch the headlights from high beam to low beam for better night vision.

Compact vehicles have limited space to install devices. Therefore, vision sensors are required to be small for easier installation. Generally, in stereo cameras, the longer the distance between the two camera lenses (baseline), the longer the measurable distance to the target, meaning that the camera body needs to be larger to extend the maximum measurable distance. A combination of highly accurate lens distortion correction and stereo matching technologies enables the new sensor to ensure that the maximum measurable distance is long enough while the baseline length is halved. Moreover, the new sensor is integrated with and is controlled by an ECU. Thus, the new product can be installed more easily.

The abovementioned innovations enable the new sensor to be mounted behind the windshield rearview mirror so the driver’s forward vision is not hindered. The sensor is located within the range of the windshield wipers, where contamination on the windshield is easily removed by their blades, so that the sensor can perform properly without being affected by rain and other debris on the windshield.

In 2012, DENSO developed a laser radar sensor used in Daihatsu’s Smart Assist System, the first active safety product of its kind introduced to the Japanese compact vehicle market. Using technologies that it has developed, DENSO will continue to contribute to building a traffic accident-free, safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world, not just for drivers and pedestrians.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

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DENSO and NEC Start Collaboration on AI- and IoT-based Advanced Driver Assistance, Automated Driving, and Manufacturing

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KARIYA & TOKYO (Japan) – DENSO Corporation and NEC Corporation today announced their cooperation in the fields of advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and manufacturing, to help preserve the global environment and create a safe and secure automotive society.

The two companies will cooperate based on DENSO’s high level of technology and manufacturing capability accumulated through its experience in the automotive market and NEC’s artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), security, and other advanced technologies, as well as its remarkable achievements in system architecture and operation, which have been developed in its information and communications technology (ICT) services.

In the fields of advanced driver assistance and automated driving, to assess the performance of deep learning approaches to hazard prediction, DENSO and NEC will jointly develop safe and secure driving components with NEC’s AI to create hazard prediction technology.

Competition to develop automated driving and vehicle electrification technologies will become more intense and interaction among automotive systems will become increasingly complicated. To develop automotive products effectively, DENSO and NEC will capitalize on the NEC Group’s system developers to build a rapid and flexible product development system.

Additionally, with further advancement of the IoT, the security of corporate information infrastructure and products will become even more critical. DENSO and NEC will consider how best to collaborate to ensure greater security based on their expertise.

Moreover, the two companies will consider cooperation in manufacturing by combining NEC’s various IoT technologies.

The two companies will leverage technologies, products, and systems resulting from this cooperation and openly and actively build partnerships with other companies which share the same vision, in order to help build a safe, secure, efficient, and fair automotive society for people around the world.

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.denso.com, or visit our media website at www.denso.com/global/en/news/media-center/

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society. For more information, visit NEC at http://www.nec.com

The NEC Group globally provides “Solutions for Society” that promote the safety, security, efficiency and equality of society. Under the company’s corporate message of “Orchestrating a brighter world,” NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, please visit http://www.nec.com/en/global/about/solutionsforsociety/message.html

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