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DENSO Increases Stake in FUJITSU TEN, Company Renamed DENSO TEN

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In September 2016, FUJITSU TEN’s three shareholders, Fujitsu Limited, Toyota Motor Corporation, and DENSO Corporation, announced a Basic Agreement to Change its Capital Structure. DENSO Corporation now has majority stake in FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, effective November 1, 2017. As a result of this, FUJITSU TEN will change its name to DENSO TEN with a vision to achieve growth together.

DENSO has made FUJITSU TEN one of its group companies to enhance cooperation between the two companies in the development of in-vehicle ECUs, millimeter-wave radar sensors, advanced driver assistance/automated driving technologies, and basic electronic technologies.

Changes in the stakes (capital structure)

  Before change After change
DENSO Corporation 10% 51%
Fujitsu Limited 55% 14%
Toyota Motor Corporation 35% 35%

 

[Reference] Profile of DENSO TEN

1. Name DENSO TEN Limited
2. Location 2-28, Gosho-dori 1-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
3. Representatives Chairman and Representative Director Takashi Shigematsu
President and Representative Director Satoshi Iwata
4. Establishment October 1972
5. Capital Approx. US$47 million (5.3 billion yen)
6. Employees 2,943 (10,238 on a consolidated basis) *As of the end of March 2017
7. Main businesses Development, manufacture, and sales of infotainment equipment and automotive electronics equipment
8. Sales Approx. US$2.2 billion (248.8 billion yen)
Approx. US$3.4 billion (383.6 billion yen) on a consolidated basis
*For the fiscal year ended March 2017

Exchange rate used is 113 yen to the US one dollar, at the end of October for convenience only.

The details are provided on the DENSO TEN website.

DENSO TEN website.

DENSO Announces 360 Degree Photography for Electronic Cataloging

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., (DPAM) an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., announces it is adding 360 degree photography to its website, densoautoparts.com to give customers a more complete look at its products and to support customers’ increasing electronic retailing (web commerce) needs. The company invested in this technology and can do it in house. This allows DPAM to respond quickly to customer needs and have the flexibility to adapt to a changing environment

The computer controlled process used with the photography results in more consistent photos giving users confidence in the quality and realism of the products. An interactive zoom allows for fast verification of a part on nearly any computer device.

“The growth of online purchasing has changed customer expectations about product photography,” said Joe Mejaly, senior vice president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “We wanted to give our warehouse distributor and retail customers the tools they need to compete with sites like Amazon. The 360 degree photographs allow users to rotate photos and zoom in on certain features.”

A 360 degree view of each product means customers can get a realistic view of the product from multiple angles — a virtual walk around tour of product from the comfort of the office. Installers benefit from this technology because it allows them to zoom in to check specific areas such as brackets, connectors, etc. to confirm if the part is the one they are looking for.

All photos are on pure white or transparent backgrounds so users get the clearest view of the product possible with no distractions.

The feature will be available on densoautoparts.com in the Spring of 2018.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier ofadvanced 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 consolidatedcompanies 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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

DENSO WorldwideDENSO 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Lastfiscal 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 Celebrates Three Milestone Product Anniversaries

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Corp. is celebrating three anniversaries in 2017 – 2018. Its first spark plug was manufactured nearly 60 years ago and today spark plugs are still a key element in DENSO’s product line. Iridium plug production has been going strong for 20 years and DENSO Robotics is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Today DENSO is producing spark plugs in five plants across the globe and has responded to changing engine and market requirements to continue to develop spark plugs that meet the evolving needs of OE and aftermarket customers. Total spark plug production in the 60-year time span will reach 6 billion pieces.

DENSO Iridium spark plugs, which are designed to meet increasing performance and longevity requirements worldwide, made their first appearance in 1997. Iridium plug production reached 1 billion pieces.

Back in 1967 Robotics was relatively primitive, but DENSO began developing state-of-the-art controllers, software and industrial robots that would change the face of automation. Today DENSO is seen as an innovative leader in the field of robotics. More than 18,000 DENSO small industrial robots employed are being used in the company’s own manufacturing facilities and more than 77,000 additional DENSO robots are being used by other companies throughout the world.

“DENSO has a demonstrated its commitment to all of the markets it enters,” said Joe Mejaly, senior vice president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “These anniversaries are proof of not only our commitment but to the quality of the products we design and manufacture.

“Of course these milestones would not have been possible without the support of the companies and people who continue to use our products. We thank them for their ongoing support and pledge to continue to provide high quality products for them into the future.”

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Announces Long-term Policy 2030 and Long- term Plan 2025

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it has formulated the DENSO Group Long-term Policy 2030, which defines business goals to achieve by 2030, and the DENSO Group Long-term Plan 2025, which sets forth milestones to achieve these goals.

  1. Long-term Policy 2030: Bringing hope for the future for our planet, society and all people 

DENSO strives to enrich society with new offerings that enhance mobility and achieve sustainability, happiness and peace of mind for everyone.

With the Long-term Policy 2030 as a guide, DENSO will focus on translating its expertise and technological achievements into environmental benefits and greater peace of mind. DENSO will craft inspiring products that make mobility something to smile about for people everywhere.

  1. Long-term Plan 2025

The Long-term Plan 2025 sets milestones for achieving goals defined in the Long-term Policy 2030.

DENSO will generate revenue of seven trillion yen and operating profit of 10% by achieving growth in new fields of mobility, such as electrification and automated driving. To this end, DENSO will focus on four fields: electrification, automated driving, connected driving and non-automotive businesses (factory automation and agriculture). Part of this plan involves reforming DENSO’s management structure to achieve speed and business agility.

Management Reform: Five Pillars

1) Enhancement of vehicle perspective and cross-sector functions

DENSO will enhance the system for developing integrated platforms and promote cross-functional activities among its business fields, including ECUs, semiconductors, sensors and motors.

2) Advanced R&D function to realize agile development globally

To quickly predict and verify the early signs and results of innovation around the world, satellite facilities for R&D will be established within and outside of Japan.

3) Business Unit evolution and smaller but stronger headquarters

More discretion and autonomy will be given to business units to promote speedy business management and innovation. The head office will be streamlined to form a team that can create new value at extraordinarily high speed.

4) Global management with optimal use of group and regional power

Directors of respective regional headquarters will operate the business based on quick decision making by taking regional characteristics into account to achieve truly independent management by region.

5) Way of working with tremendous speed and efficiency

DENSO will enhance business processes, HR systems and information systems to promote a culture of speed and efficiency.

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Announces First-half Financial Results

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KARIYA (Japan) ―Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2018:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 2,363.5 billion yen (US$21.0 billion), a 8.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 204.4 billion yen (US$1.8 billion), a 43.3 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 154.2 billion yen (US$1.4 billion), a 58.2 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Annual dividend payment will be 130 yen per one stock, a 5 yen increase from the previous forecast on each of interim and fiscal year-end

“DENSO’s revenue increased due to an increase in vehicle production, as well as sales expansion. DENSO’s operating profit also saw an increase due to the production volume increase and company cost reduction efforts,” said Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, a rise in vehicle production resulted in an increase in revenue to 1,406.9 billion yen (US$12.5 billion), an 8.9 percent growth from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume and cost reduction efforts, the operating profit totaled 105.5 billion yen (US$935.8 million), a 100.7 percent increase from the previous year.

In North America, a sales expansion led to an increase in revenue to 548.1 billion yen (US$4.9 billion), a 6.1 percent increase from the previous year. On the other hand, the operating profit totaled 20.8 billion yen (US$184.5 million), which resulted in a 29.5 percent decrease from the previous year due, which is attributed to depreciation increases.

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In Europe, the slight rise in vehicle production by the moderate recovery of the market led to an increase in revenue to 309.9 billion yen (US$2.7 billion), a 10.6 percent increase from the previous year. Due to depreciation increases, operating profit decreased to 8.9 billion yen (US$78.7 million), a 5.1 percent decrease from the previous year.

In Asia, an increase in both vehicle production and sales expansion resulted in an increase in revenue to 619.2 billion yen (US$5.5 billion), a 14.8 percent rise from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, an operating profit totaled 62.8 billion yen (US$557.5 million), a 36.3 percent growth from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 40.4 billion yen (US$358.7 million), a 32.7 percent increase from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 7.1 billion yen (US$62.8 million).

“After considering our first-half financial results, and the latest movement in the foreign exchange markets, we have revised up our full-year financial result forecasts. We also revised up dividend payment for both of interim and fiscal year-end,” said Koji Arima.

(Foreign exchange rates used for the full-year are US$= 111 yen, Euro= 126 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2018

Full-Year Forecast
(Original)
Full-Year Forecast
(Revised)
Revenue 4,740 billion yen
[US$42.0 billion]
5,000 billion yen
[US$44.4 billion]
Operating profit 353 billion yen
[US$3.1 billion]
390 billion yen
[US$3.5 billion]
Profit before income taxes 388 billion yen
[US$3.4 billion]
430 billion yen
[US$3.8 billion]
Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 280 billion yen
[US$2.5 billion]
300 billion yen
[US$2.7 billion]

 

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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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TrafficCast and DENSO to Introduce New Hybrid Roadside Device that Connects Mobile Devices and Connected Vehicles with IoT Data Collection and Analysis

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MADISON, WI and SOUTHFIELD, MI – October 30, 2017TrafficCast and DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers today announced at the ITS World Congress in Montreal, the signing of a Joint Development Agreement. The collaboration will combine TrafficCast’s market leading Bluetooth® signal detection with DENSO’s Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) device that is critical to V2X communications needed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).

The innovation enables complementary sensor functionality in a single roadside device by combining two wireless technologies, TrafficCast’s BlueTOAD® Spectra RSU (2.4 GHz) system with DENSO’s DSRC (5.9 GHz) technology. The device will guide safety and mobility applications for CAV initiatives, while also providing synchronization with transportation agency Travel Time and Performance Measures objectives.

“The collaboration between TrafficCast and DENSO specifically addresses current needs in the ITS industry, and adds value to the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle initiatives of our customers and end-users in the public and private sectors,” said Al McGowan, CEO of TrafficCast.

Roger Berg, Vice President, North America Research & Development for DENSO International America, Inc. added, “This collaboration allows us to work together on the vehicle and data analytics side to innovate newer services – ones which we don’t even know exist yet – where the additional information gathered by a much richer data set from DSRC would enhance any number of transportation safety and efficiency measures.”

The collaboration will extend to the BlueARGUS™ traffic analytics software which currently supports BlueTOAD. BlueARGUS will be optimized for travel-time and CV data visualization using paired and unpaired Bluetooth detection, along with traffic signal phase and timing (SPaT) and Basic Safety Message (BSM) data. By implementing this integrated safety and mobility traffic monitoring system, traffic agencies and planners can attain ROI on day one for their adoption of performance measures evaluations and connected vehicle initiatives. 

About TrafficCast: TrafficCast provides travel time forecasting, road speed monitoring and other traffic-related information, with technology, applications and content based on advanced digital traffic data. TrafficCast informs navigation and driver information services for a range of providers serving the interactive, mobile, enterprise markets and the public sector. TrafficCast’s BlueTOAD™ travel time system is the market leader in Bluetooth® signal detection technologies, used in performance measures assessments to manage travel times, road speeds and route choice behaviors. The company is based in Madison, Wisconsin, with offices in Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, California, Florida, Colorado and Shanghai. For more information go to www.trafficcast.com/spectrarsu

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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/

 

 

DENSO to Focus on Technologies to Advance Future Mobility at 24th ITS World Congress 2017 Montréal

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers announced it will exhibit at the 24th ITS World Congress 2017, October 29 to November 2, in Montréal, Canada, under the theme “Automated Driving, Connected Driving Technologies and Systems for Safe and Reliable Mobility.” DENSO’s exhibit is located in booth 600. 

DENSO is focused on developing automated driving technologies that will help to deliver safe, reliable and flexible mobility for all people, as well as enable the efficient transportation of goods.

In addition to automated driving, connected driving is another area where DENSO sees an opportunity to create new value. While connected vehicles will help to provide a more comfortable and convenient automotive society, connected driving also presents unique challenges for security. DENSO is working on cybersecurity technologies to address these emerging threats.

DENSO also will exhibit the fundamental products in these areas, such as the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Locator and in-vehicle V2X devices. Visitors will be able to experience Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for assisting decision-making depending on the driving environment such as changing lanes, merging, and for preventing careless, distracted, and inattentive driving.

DENSO has been developing technologies and products to help create a society free from traffic accidents. Based on these technologies, DENSO will continue to contribute to building a safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world.

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Develops World’s Largest Automotive Head-up Display

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, today announced it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) to project critical driving information onto the windshield for drivers. This human machine interface (HMI) is the world’s largest automotive head-up display* with a nearly 24-inch projection. The product will be released in November 2017 and featured on the new 2018 Lexus LS.

DENSO’s new HUD projects a virtual screen approximately three meters ahead of the driver, enabling the driver to more intuitively access key information about the vehicle and its surroundings without changing direction of gaze. The technology displays not only basic information, such as speed limits and the vehicle’s driving speed, but also the locations of pedestrians through external sensors. It also provides lane guidance assistance by using an automotive navigation system featuring an arrow indicating the appropriate lane to follow at junctions and intersections.

Additionally, the HUD takes into consideration the relative position of information displayed, its colors and other visual effects – all without obstructing driving. Its display is brighter than conventional HUDs to ensure screen visibility in bright, daytime conditions.

HUDs do not require drivers to look far away from the road, and thus are expected to emerge as a key technology for manufacturers across the globe. DENSO has produced HUDs since 1991 and will continue to develop and provide innovative safety products as it pursues creating a society free from traffic accidents.

* Investigated by DENSO as of October 2017

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Wins Medals at the 44th WorldSkills Competition

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 KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation and DENSO’s subsidiary DENSO E&TS Training Center, which is responsible for providing engineering and technical training for DENSO employees, won gold medal in the Manufacturing Team Challenge, and bronze medal in the Mobile Robotics categories at the 44th WorldSkills Competition. The competition was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, October 14-19.

This year, DENSO participants from Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Mexico competed in eight categories: Polymechanics and Automation; Manufacturing Team Challenge; Electronics; Mobile Robotics; Industrial Mechanics Millwright; CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and Industrial Control. DENSO won the gold medal in the Manufacturing Team Challenge

The WorldSkills Competition, first held in Spain in 1950 and held every two years, is a premier world event for skills recognition and advancement. For most categories, participants must be no older than 22 years of age. In order for participants to be eligible to compete in the WorldSkills Competition, they must win first place in the most recent competitions held in their home country or region. This year, approximately 1,300 people from 60 countries and regions tested their skills by competing in 51 categories.

DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO employees have won 32 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals.

Since the establishment of its Technical Training Center* in 1954, DENSO has been focusing on developing skilled technicians and passing on manufacturing expertise to future generations.

* DENSO’s Technical Training center is now the technical skill development division of DENSO E&TS Training Center Corporation.

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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 to Exhibit Newest Mobility Technologies, Virtual Reality Experiences at 45th Tokyo Motor Show

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation will offer immersive exhibits at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, commonly known as Tokyo Big Sight, from Friday, Oct. 27 to Sunday, Nov. 5.

DENSO is committed to developing the core technologies that are required to improve mobility in the future, and had identified three priority fields: “DENSO Automated Driving,” “DENSO Efficient Driving,” and “DENSO Connected Driving.”

At the event, DENSO will present its vision for these key technology fields using a wireless and mobile virtual reality system and by displaying a mock-up car featuring DENSO’s latest innovations. The company will hold a press conference to unveil its vision.

Press conference details:

  • Thursday, Oct. 26, 11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Speaker: Koji Arima, President and CEO, DENSO Corporation

DENSO will be also offering three unique and immersive experience at the event. These include:

  • A virtual reality demonstration titled “Future Tech Lab – Three Secrets of Future Vehicles” where visitors can see DENSO’s latest technology developments firsthand.*
  • A comprehensive explanation of DENSO products that are incorporated into vehicles on the road today that cannot be seen directly via a mock-up car located at the DENSO booth.

TOKYO CONNECTED LAB 2017, which consists of exhibits based on the organizer’s theme of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, DENSO will demonstrate its approach in the fields of connected mobility; namely, vehicles to vehicles, vehicles to people, and vehicles to society.

DESO Exhibit Locations

  • Tokyo Motor Show: E6203, East Hall 6
  • TOKYO CONNECTED LAB 2017: TCL05, West Hall 4

DENSO Website for Tokyo Motor Show

  • https://tms.denso.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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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/

 

 

DENSO and FotoNation to Collaborate on Image Recognition Technology

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, and Xperi Corporation (NASDAQ: XPERI), a Silicon Valley-based technology company, today announced DENSO will start joint technology development of cabin sensing with FotoNation, an Xperi group company specializing in image recognition technologies. The partnership will help DENSO significantly improve the performance of its Driver Status Monitor, an active safety product currently used in commercial vehicles. Improvements of such products also will accelerate the development of next-generation products to be used in passenger vehicles, including a system to help drivers return to driving mode during Level 3 of autonomous drive.

This collaboration will combine DENSO’s accumulated experience in improving the robustness of cabin sensing innovations and FotoNation’s sophisticated facial image recognition and neural network technologies. By combining technologies of the two companies, DENSO will be able to achieve the world’s most sophisticated driver status detection, which will not be affected by differences between individual faces, or by sunglasses, masks, and other facial coverings, in the vehicle cabin where environmental light changes dramatically.

Since 2014, DENSO has provided a Driver Status Monitor for heavy trucks and large sightseeing buses. This advanced safety product uses a cabin camera to capture images of the driver and computer vision technology to detect the driver’s face angle to determine the level of drowsiness. Using its proprietary algorithm to carefully analyze the driver’s eye blinking, DENSO’s driver status monitor can detect driver drowsiness and alert the driver when it judges the driver is distracted or falling asleep at the wheel, to help prevent traffic accidents.

With its superior technologies, FotoNation has led computer imaging solutions integration for more than 10 years. FotoNation has maintained market leadership in the mobile image recognition segment and its technologies are installed in various devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras, drones and security cameras, with approximately 25 percent of world’s smartphones using its image recognition technology.

“Understanding the status of the driver and engaging them at the right time is an important component for enabling the future of autonomous driving,” said Yukihiro Kato, senior executive director, Information & Safety Systems Business Group of DENSO. “I believe this collaboration with Xperi will help accelerate our innovative ADAS product development by bringing together the unique expertise of both our companies.”

“We are excited to partner with DENSO to innovate in such a dynamic field,” said Jon Kirchner, CEO of Xperi Corporation. “This partnership will play a significant role in paving the way to the ultimate goal of safer roadways through use of our imaging and facial analytics technologies and DENSO’s vast experience in the space.”

Using FotoNation’s facial image recognition and neural networks technologies, detection accuracy will be increased remarkably by detecting much more features instead of using the conventional detection method based on the relative positions of the eyes, nose, mouth, and other facial regions. Moreover, DENSO will develop new functions, such as those to detect the driver’s gaze direction and facial expressions more accurately, to understand the state of mind of the driver in order to help create more comfortable vehicles.

DENSO will exhibit a prototype next-generation driver status monitor at the Tokyo Motor Show from October 27 to November 5, 2017.

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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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 Xperi Corporation

Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands, DTS, FotoNation, HD Radio, Invensas and Tessera, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, broadcast, automotive, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging. For more information, please call 408-321-6000 or visit www.xperi.com.

DTS, Xperi and their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of affiliated companies of Xperi Corporation in the United States and other countries. All other company, brand and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ significantly from those projected, particularly with respect to the collaboration and development with Denso and the features, benefits and characteristics of the driver status monitor to be developed. Material factors that may cause results to differ from the statements made include the plans or operations relating to the businesses of Xperi Corporation (the “Company”); market or industry conditions; changes in patent laws, regulation or enforcement, or other factors that might affect the Company’s ability to protect or realize the value of its intellectual property; the expiration of license agreements and the cessation of related royalty income; the failure, inability or refusal of licensees to pay royalties; initiation, delays, setbacks or losses relating to the Company’s intellectual property or intellectual property litigations, or invalidation or limitation of key patents; fluctuations in operating results due to the timing of new license agreements and royalties, or due to legal costs; the risk of a decline in demand for semiconductors and products utilizing our audio and imaging technologies; failure by the industry to use technologies covered by the Company’s patents; the expiration of the Company’s patents; the Company’s ability to successfully complete and integrate acquisitions of businesses; the risk of loss of, or decreases in production orders from, customers of acquired businesses; financial and regulatory risks associated with the international nature of the Company’s businesses; failure of the Company’s products to achieve technological feasibility or profitability; failure to successfully commercialize the Company’s products; changes in demand for the products of the Company’s customers; limited opportunities to license technologies due to high concentration in applicable markets for such technologies; the impact of competing technologies on the demand for the Company’s technologies; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the Company’s recent acquisition of DTS, Inc., including as a result of integrating the business of DTS; pricing trends, including the Company’s ability to achieve economies of scale; the expected amount and timing of cost savings and operating synergies; and other developments in the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management’s response to any of the aforementioned factors. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

The foregoing review of important factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included herein and elsewhere, including the Risk Factors included in the Company’s recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q and other documents of the Company on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The Company’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements made or incorporated by reference herein are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Company will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, the Company or its business or operations. Except to the extent required by applicable law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

 

SOURCE: XPERI CORPORATION

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DENSO invests $1 billion in U.S. automotive manufacturing to produce the future of mobility

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (October 6, 2017) DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is expanding its U.S. footprint with a $1 billion investment in its Maryville, Tennessee location. The investment is part of DENSO’s commitment to advancing automotive innovation in North America, and will significantly increase the role North America plays in the global trend toward vehicle safety and electrification.

DENSO has been developing its roadmap for future mobility for the past three years, including determining the best location to establish its North American manufacturing hub. DENSO will create more than 1,000 jobs in Maryville, Tennessee to make it a primary manufacturing center in North America for electrification and safety systems. Globally, DENSO is a leading developer of electrification systems for environmentally-friendly automobiles, sophisticated functions involved in vehicle safety and security, and new services that connect vehicles and society. These systems will play a crucial role in meeting increasing electric vehicle demand.

“This is an investment in the future of DENSO, and also the future of transportation. We are seeing dramatic shifts in the role of transportation in society, and this investment will help position us to meet those changing demands,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DENSO International America.

“Since setting roots here, DENSO has played a major role in helping Tennessee transform into an automotive production leader,” said Jack Helmboldt, member of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and president of DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee. “This investment enables us to provide new opportunities for top talent to advance the next generation of vehicles.”

Investment details

DENSO’s $1 billion investment will create about 1,000 new production and support jobs, including technicians and engineers. The investment will also expand multiple production lines to produce advanced safety, connectivity, and electrification products for hybrid and electric vehicles. These new products will radically improve fuel efficiency and preserve electric power by recovering and recycling energy, and by connecting all systems and products inside the vehicles. DENSO’s products will create the highest efficiency for a whole vehicle by anticipating the road environment via collaboration with information outside the car and using data to enhance performance of electrified products.

DENSO announced a $400 million investment in Maryville in 2015, adding 500 jobs and consolidating various warehouse operations into one central location. The company broke ground on the facility in July 2016.

The $1 billion investment in Maryville is the latest in a line of strategic investments in North America for DENSO. The company recently invested $75.5 million in its Southfield, Michigan headquarters and Dublin, Ohio facilities.

If you’re interested in a career at DENSO, please apply here. Or text the word “jobs” to 89800. You will receive a text with a link that takes you directly to open positions at DENSO 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 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 North America Foundation donates additional $50,000 to relief efforts following Mexico City earthquake

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), the philanthropic arm of automotive technology, systems and components leader, DENSO, will donate $50,000 to the Mexican Red Cross in response to the latest devastating earthquake near Mexico City. DNAF has now donated $200,000 in 2017 to disaster relief efforts in Mexico and the U.S. Gulf Coast following a string of earthquakes and hurricanes across the region.

In addition to the foundation’s donations, DENSO associates, family and friends are encouraged to join the cause and donate to disaster relief efforts by visiting: www.redcross.org/donate/cm/denso-emp.

“Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this catastrophe,” said Doug Patton, DNAF president and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America. “We’ll continue to join with communities across North America to provide assistance.”

DENSO operates at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across North America, including several inland locations across Texas and Mexico.

About the DENSO North America Foundation

A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO Corporation operates. For more information, visit http://densofoundation.org.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

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Mazda, DENSO, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development – Contract for Electric Vehicles

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Toyota City, Japan, September 28, 2017—Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), DENSO Corporation (DENSO), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a contract today to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects.

As countries and regions around the world adopt increasingly stringent policies to help reduce greenhouse gases, new regulations that mandate a certain proportion of electric vehicle sales are beginning to emerge. Complying with these environmental regulations, while ensuring the sustainable growth of our companies, requires the development of a wide range of powertrains and technologies. We regard electric vehicles (EVs) as a key technological field in this process alongside fuel cell vehicles.

With EVs yet to find widespread market acceptance, the huge investments and time required to cover all markets and vehicle segments is a pressing issue for individual automakers when responding to the widely varying demand for vehicles around the world.

Mazda, DENSO, and Toyota have decided to jointly develop basic structural technologies for EVs capable of covering a wide variety of vehicle segments and types to ensure flexible and rapid response to market trends. This agreement covers a diverse range of models, from minivehicles to passenger vehicles, SUVs, and light trucks, and aims to innovate the development process by combining the strengths of each company, including Mazda’s bundled product planning and prowess in computer modeling-based development, DENSO’s electronics technologies, and the Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) platform.

The new company will engage in the following:

  1. Research into the characteristics (common architecture*) that define optimum performance and functions of EVs from the standpoint of both individual components and the whole vehicle
  2. Verification of component installation and vehicle performance realized by the characteristics achieved in item 1)
  3. Examination of the optimum concept for each car classification with regard to each component and each type of vehicle realized by achieving items 1) and 2)

*Common architecture is the basic product design concept for realizing required product performance by distributing those requirements among structural components. Under the concept of a common architecture, the basic structure of each component can be commonized, thereby transcending differences in vehicle class and power. By organizing component characteristics, various products can be developed and produced through the same process.

Through this joint technological development project, by dedicating an equal amount of development resources, ensuring efficient development processes, and taking advantage of existing production facilities, Mazda and Toyota intend to focus their resources on fundamental vehicle values to enable the creation of appealing EVs that embody the unique identities of each brand and avoid the commoditization of EVs.

The companies also aim to create a business structure that is open to participation by other automakers and suppliers.

Outline of New Company

Name EV C.A. Spirit Co., Ltd.
Location Midland Square 37F, Meieki 4-7-1, Nakamura, Nagoya
Capital 10 million yen (equity participation = Toyota: 90%, Mazda: 5%, DENSO: 5%)
Directors President: Shigeki Terashi

Director: Kiyotaka Ise

Director: Toshiyuki Mizushima

Auditor: Tatsuro Ueda

Employees At establishment: approximately 40
Website http://www.ev-cas.co.jp (will be live on October 6)
Contact address info@ev-cas.co.jp (will be available on October 1)

 

Outline of Structure of New Company

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DENSO earns Cummins Diversity Award at annual supplier conference

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Cummins recognized DENSO International America’s (DIAM) Supplier Diversity program with a Diversity Award presented at its 2017 U.S. Supplier Conference. The global diesel engine and alternative fuel technology leader highlighted DENSO’s exemplary work promoting diversity and inclusion across the business, helping Cummins meet global procurement goals.

“Including diverse businesses within our supply base contributes to DENSO’s and our customer’s long-term success,” said Mike Winkler, Vice President, North America Purchasing at DENSO. “We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in this space and will continue to develop relationships with minority-owned businesses to enhance the community and strengthen DENSO’s supply chain.”

The award distinction aligns with DENSO’s Supplier Diversity Mission, which includes:

  • Developing inclusion of diverse business within the supply base which helps contribute to long-term economic & social stability
  • Developing and nurturing a diverse & global-best competitive supply base
  • Seeking supplier partners who share a commitment to continuous improvement while providing value to our customers & society

DENSO received the award during Cummins’ 2017 U.S. Supplier Conference in Columbus, Ind. and was selected out of more than 5,000 other suppliers across the country.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 North America Foundation donates $100,000 to American and Mexican Red Cross for disaster relief efforts

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), the philanthropic arm of automotive technology, systems and components leader, DENSO, will donate $100,000 to support recovery from Hurricane Irma in America’s Gulf Coast region and Southern Mexico’s recent devastating earthquake. DNAF will distribute two $50,000 grants, one each to the American Red Cross and Mexican Red Cross. DNAF has donated $150,000 to disaster relief efforts over the past month, including a $50,000 donation following Hurricane Harvey.

In addition to the foundation’s donations, DENSO associates, family and friends are encouraged to join the cause and donate to disaster relief efforts by visiting: www.redcross.org/donate/cm/denso-emp.

“These have been incredibly trying times for thousands of individuals and families affected in these regions, and we remain committed to assisting those in need in any way possible,” said Doug Patton, DNAF president and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America. “We continue to encourage our associates to donate to these relief efforts and know that these areas will once again thrive through the support of communities across North America.”

DENSO operates at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across North America, including several inland locations across Texas and Mexico.

About the DENSO North America Foundation

A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO Corporation operates. For more information, visit http://densofoundation.org.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

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DENSO receives 2016 Masters of Quality Supplier Award from Daimler Trucks North America

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. DENSO International America (DIAM), one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, earned a 2016 Masters of Quality Supplier Award from Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Each year, DTNA recognizes outstanding suppliers which demonstrate an ongoing commitment to continuously improving product quality, support for DTNA and overall business performance. It is the highest distinction DTNA gives to its suppliers.

“This is a testament to each member of our team’s commitment to delivering great service and highly-innovative products every day,” said Christian Dudley. “We look forward to continuing our work helping Daimler Trucks deliver business value.”

Now in its 30th year, the Masters of Quality Supplier Awards honors suppliers for receiving high marks in quality, delivery, technology and cost performance, as measured on a Balanced Scorecard basis. Award recipients provide services and components to DTNA’s Freightliner and Western Star brands.

DENSO is among just 48 winners this year, chosen from Daimler Trucks North America’s thousands of suppliers across North America.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 to Exhibit at International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it will exhibit at the 67th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, from September 14-24, 2017.

DENSO is committed to developing technologies in three priority fields; namely, “DENSO Automated Driving,” “DENSO Efficient Driving,” and “DENSO Connected Driving,” as they are required to improve mobility in the future. These technology fields are collectively referred to as the “Core Technologies for Future Mobility.”

In a press conference at IAA, DENSO will explain its vision for technology in these core fields and new developments in Europe. DENSO will also exhibit a mock-up car equipped with products from various areas that have been developed by the company.

The mock-up car will show how DENSO products work beneath the surface in vehicles to improve safety and efficiency. DENSO will also introduce relevant products and technologies focusing on the three priority fields mentioned above. Videos will explain the values offered by DENSO in these three fields.

DENSO will also exhibit products manufactured in Europe in a booth at the event.

  • Booth location: Hall 6 Ground floor, A10, Messe Frankfurt
  • Press conference schedule:
    • Date and time:
      Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, from 9:20 a.m.-9:45 a.m. (at DENSO’s booth)
    • Presenters (planned):
      Sadahiro Usui, President and CEO, DENSO International Europe;
      Kazuoki Matsugatani, Head of EU Engineering, DENSO International Europe

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 North America Foundation donates $50,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) – the philanthropic arm of automotive technology, systems and components leader, DENSO, will donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross, supporting efforts to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact throughout the Gulf Coast region.

In addition to the foundation’s donation, DENSO associates, family and friends are encouraged to join the cause and donate to disaster relief efforts by visiting: www.redcross.org/donate/cm/denso-emp

“The devastating damage that Hurricane Harvey has brought to the Gulf Coast requires individuals and companies to come together to provide their support,” said Doug Patton, DNAF president and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America. “Our associates have expressed great concern for those impacted by the hurricane and this donation will go toward the effort to recover and re-build the region, with a hope for a bright future for generations to come.”

DENSO operates at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across North America, including several inland locations across Texas and Mexico.

About the DENSO North America Foundation

A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO Corporation operates. For more information, visit http://densofoundation.org.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

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DENSO unveils new ‘Crafting the Core’ brand

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The Daily Times: DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee unveiled the automobile supplier’s new brand “Crafting the Core” Thursday during a driving safety campaign kickoff that featured National Hot Rod Association racer Clay Millican and his dragster.

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Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium

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(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T), chipmaker Intel Corp (INTC.O) and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday.

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Road safety is at DENSO’s ‘core’

In the News

Daily Post-Athenian - DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT) unveiled its new "Crafting the Core" brand with a special employee event on Wednesday.

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DENSO Develops New 24-GHz Band Submillimeter-wave Radar Sensor

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it has developed a 24-GHz submillimeter-wave rear and side radar sensor to help enhance vehicle safety systems. The sensor is used in the 2018 Toyota Camry released this past July.

It’s strategically built into the rear bumper of the vehicle to detect other vehicles likely to enter the driver’s blind spot to the rear and side, as well as vehicles approaching from the rear on the left and right when reversing. The sensor is part of a larger system that helps drivers identify and navigate around other vehicles when changing lanes or reversing out of a parking space, and controls the autonomous emergency braking function to avoid imminent collisions.

To enable accurate detection whether moving forward or reversing, a phase shifter switches the sensing direction and range of the submillimeter-wave radar sensor. Radio wave transmission and receiving, and phase shifter functions also run through separate integrated circuits (ICs) to reduce the size of the sensor.

In 2003, DENSO became the world’s first company to develop and commercialize an electronically scanning in-vehicle millimeter-wave radar sensor, which utilized digital beamforming. By advancing these technologies DENSO continues to deliver on its mission to build a safe and secure automotive society for all.

  • The semiconductor wafer for MMIC* manufactured by TowerJazz (http://towerjazz.com) is used to stabilize the output level and receiving sensitivity.

* Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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/

Industry leaders to form consortium for network and computing infrastructure of automotive big data

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DENSO Corporation, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), Intel Corporation, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO, INC., Toyota InfoTechnology Center Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation today announced that they have initiated the formation of the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The objective of the consortium is to develop an ecosystem for connected cars to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, the creation of maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing.

It is estimated that the data volume between vehicles and the cloud will reach 10 exabytes per month around 2025, approximately 10,000 times larger than the present volume. This expected increase will trigger the need for new architectures of network and computing infrastructure to support distributed resources and topology-aware storage capacity. The architectures will be compliant with applicable standards, which requires collaboration on a local and global scale.

The consortium will focus on increasing network capacity to accommodate automotive big data in a reasonable fashion between vehicles and the cloud by means of edge computing and more efficient network design. It will define requirements and develop use cases for emerging mobile devices with a particular focus on the automotive industry, bringing them to standards bodies, industry consortiums and solution providers. The consortium will also encourage the development of best practices for the distributed and layered computing approach recommended by the members.

In the coming months, the aforementioned companies will initiate activities to invite relevant global technology leaders and expand the consortium.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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/

DENSO Establishes a New Company Designing Key Components Enabling Automated Driving

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KARIYA, Japan ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it will establish a new company, NSITEXE, Inc., to design and develop semiconductor IP cores*1, which are key semiconductor components enabling automated driving.

Advanced electronic controls are key for in-vehicle environment and safety technologies, such as ADAS and automated driving in next-generation vehicles. When automated driving becomes the norm, high-performance, low-power semiconductors will be required to monitor the situation around the vehicle by processing large amounts of data from sensors and external communications at high speed. This data will help make decisions for automated driving functions.

The new company will develop a next-generation processor which can quickly and efficiently analyze large amounts of data from sensors and external communication to determine the optimal vehicle operation. The semiconductor IP cores optimized for in-vehicle applications will be licensed to in-vehicle microcomputer and SoC*2 manufacturers.

DENSO has refined in-vehicle semiconductor technologies over many years as part of its ongoing mission to develop the advanced technologies delivering an environmentally friendly, safe and secure automotive society.

*1 Semiconductor IP cores: Intellectual property rights of partial integrated circuits that make up a semiconductor

*2 SoC: A circuit which integrates multiple functions to work as a system (system-on-a-chip)

Profile of the new company

1. Name: NSITEXE, Inc.
2. Location: 2-16-4 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
3. President: Yukihide Niimi
4. Establishment: September 2017
5. Capital: 100 million yen
6. Ownership: 100% owned by DENSO
7. Employees: 55 (at the time of establishment)
8. Business description: Developing and licensing semiconductor IP cores and relevant tools, providing maintenance and engineering services

 

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 receives Workplace Safety and Health award

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DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee is recipient of the Commissioner's Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

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Denso looks far into the future

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Forecasters tell us how next year will unfold, and big thinkers might look into the coming decade. But Denso’s strategists have peered into the year 2050 -- and now they intend to remake the company accordingly.

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At Auto Conference, the Sky Isn’t Falling — Yet

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ACME, MI — During one session at the annual Management Briefing Seminars, there were variations on the phrase “the sky isn’t falling.” Then, during the same discussion, Denise Carlson, a planning executive for automotive supplier Denso, put up a slide to illustrate a point.

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Denso to invest in Southfield headquarters, create 120 new jobs

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Denso International America Inc. plans to create 120 new jobs and invest $75 million when it expands its headquarters in Southfield

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Denso plans $75 million expansion of N.A. headquarters

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Denso International America Inc. plans to invest $75 million by 2021 to expand its North American headquarters in suburban Detroit.

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DENSO kicks-off North American investment push with approximately $75.5 million to fuel technology development at regional headquarters

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is growing its commitment to advancing innovation in the heart of North America’s auto industry. The company kick-started a major round of investments in its North American network today with approximately $75.5 million to expand DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM), DENSO’s North American regional headquarters based in Southfield, Mich., and one of its satellite offices located in Dublin, Ohio. The investment will bolster the staff at DENSO’s North American headquarters facilities by approximately 133 employees over the next three years, attracting top talent to design and deliver advanced mobility solutions.

DENSO will tap into the thriving automotive community and deep talent pool across the Midwest, working with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), and City of Dublin.

“This is the first in a line of investments to create the future of mobility by bringing in top talent and fostering our culture of innovation,” said Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DIAM. “Expanding our team and resources now will help us make a future of autonomous cars and advanced electric vehicles possible.”

RHQ Investment Details:

Southfield, Michigan: DENSO’s $75 million investment will create 120 new jobs over the next three years and expand and renovate R&D facilities to develop the future of mobility, focusing on automotive safety, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles. Among the facility renovations, DENSO will expand its testing facilities and add new test equipment. In the past five years, DENSO has expanded its Southfield footprint by 44 percent with the purchase of two additional buildings and a vehicle test strip to support sales and engineering R&D activities.

Dublin Ohio: DENSO’s $500,000 investment will create roughly 13 new jobs over the next three years and include a full renovation of DENSO’s current 10,000 square foot satellite office, as well as add an additional 5,000 square feet of space on the same campus. The additional space will support R&D activity in the area of Powertrain and Infotainment. This site will also serve as a Quality Engineering lab, and host Infotainment System Validation activities.

DENSO and the MEDC will work together to attract and train skilled workers, and identify support opportunities through programs like Michigan Works! Likewise, the ODSA will provide $160,000 in performance-based incentives to expand DENSO’s team in Dublin.

DENSO, based in Japan, founded DENSO International America in 1985 as the parent company for its North American operations. Since then, it has grown to seven buildings in Southfield housing design and production engineering, technical support, sales and finance functions. The Southfield facility also includes DENSO’s 36-acre North America Technical Center Test Chambers, which simulate a variety of real-world driving conditions that allow engineers to develop and road-test new automotive solutions. The Dublin campus includes sales, quality engineering and application engineering teams supporting major OEM customers. DENSO also operates 28 manufacturing facilities across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and employs more than 23,000 across the North America region.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 addresses the future of mobility and North American auto manufacturing at Management Briefing Seminars

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 27, 2017) – Next week, automotive and transportation leaders will gather at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) Management Briefing Seminars. Executives from automakers and suppliers, financial sector leaders, academia, and labor and government officials will roadmap the future of auto manufacturing and sales in North America, addressing topics ranging from new manufacturing strategies to connected and automated cars.

DENSO has stepped up its presence this year, and will participate in a panel focusing on navigating manufacturing and sales strategies in a future of connected vehicles. Denise Carlson, vice president of DENSO’s North American Production Innovation Center will discuss a looming paradigm shift impacting production and sales, and the potential impact on automakers and suppliers across the continent.

DENSO will also sponsor this year’s event. Doug Patton, executive vice president of Engineering, and Terry Helgesen, senior vice president of Government Affairs, will also be available for interviews on-site, among other DENSO executives.

Panel Discussion: The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 8 a.m.-Noon ET

WHERE: Grand Traverse Resort & Spa

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd.

Acme, Mich. 49610

WHO:      Denise Carlson, vice president, NAPIC planning, NAPIC material engineering groups DENSO International America, Inc.

WHAT:    The North American Market: Sales and Production Footprint’ panel will feature automotive experts who will discuss and explore the many factors – both economic and legislative – that influence North American vehicle sales and production trends.

WHY:     U.S. light vehicle sales grew for a record seven consecutive years between 2009 and 2016. The growth rate for both sales and production, however, has recently been slowing. During this period, the North American production footprint has undergone change in response to numerous influences, and the panelists will examine strategies to excel in this evolving automotive landscape.

To schedule an interview with Denise or other DENSO executives during the Management Briefing Seminars, please contact Bridgette LaRose at (586) 703-3322.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Announces First-quarter Financial Results

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KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2017 for fiscal year ending March 31, 2018:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 1,164.9 billion yen (US$10.4 billion), a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 93.2 billion yen (US$831.8 million), a 38.6 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 76.7 billion yen (US$684.8 million), a 66.3 percent increase from the previous year.

“DENSO’s revenue increased by the increase of car production and sales expansion as well as operating profit due to the production volume increase and cost reduction efforts.” said Yasushi Matsui, executive director of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, the increase of car production led to an increase in revenue to 675.7 billion yen (US$6.0 billion), a 9.6 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume and cost reduction efforts, the operating profit totaled 37.4 billion yen (US$333.5 million), a 163.8 percent increase from the previous year.

In North America, despite of an unpredictable economy, the increase of car production led to an increase in revenue to 281.0 billion yen (US$2.5 billion), a 5.6 percent increase from the previous year. As a result, the operating profit totaled 17.0 billion yen (US$151.5 million), a 2.3 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, the increase of car production by the moderate recovery of the market led to an increase in revenue to 159.6 billion yen (US$1.4 billion), a 3.3 percent increase from the previous year. On the other hand, due to depreciation increase, operating profit decreased to 5.8 billion yen (US$52.1 million), a 14.7 percent decrease from the previous year.

In Asia, increase of car production and sales expansion, a revenue increase to 299.6 billion yen (US$2.7 billion), a 7.7 percent increase from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, an operating profit totaled 28.5 billion yen (US$254.5 million), a 16.5 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 19.1 billion yen (US$170.8 million), a 21.9 percent increase from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 3.3 billion yen (US$29.9 million).

“Considering the latest movement in the foreign exchange markets and increase of car production, we have revised up our financial result forecasts for the first-half and full-year,” said Matsui.

(Foreign exchange rates used for the first-half financial result forecast are US$= 111yen Euro=121 yen, and for the full-year are US$= 110 yen, Euro= 121 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2018

First-Half Forecast (Revised) Full-Year Forecast (Revised) Changes from Previous FY
Revenue 2,330.0 billion yen

[US$20.8 billion]

4,740.0 billion yen

[US$42.3 billion]

+212.9 billion yen

(+4.7 percent)

Operating profit 161.0 billion yen

[US$1.4 billion]

353.0 billion yen

[US$3.2 billion]

+22.4 billion yen

(+6.8 percent)

Profit before income taxes 179.0 billion yen

[US$1.6 billion]

388.0 billion yen

[US$3.5 billion]

+27.1 billion yen

(+7.5 percent)

Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 123.0 billion yen

[US$1.1 billion]

280.0 billion yen

[US$2.5 billion]

+22.4 billion yen

(+8.7 percent)

 

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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/

(Notes)

The above forecasts are created based on the information obtained by the date of this announcement and the actual results may differ due to various causes in the future.

U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 112.00 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market June 30, 2017. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.

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DENSO EARNS 2017 SUBARU EXCELLENCE IN PARTNERSHIP AWARD

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., – DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM) has received an Excellence in Partnership Award from Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. (SIA) for exceptional quality, delivery performance and cost program participation. Each year, SIA rates suppliers to monitor, maintain and improve the highest product and service quality standards. Excellence in Partnership Awards recognize top-performing suppliers meeting each criteria.

“We’re committed to delivering consistently high quality performance,” said Ben Luppino, vice president of sales at DENSO International America. “This recognition reflects all of our associates’ and teams’ hard work to uphold the DENSO brand promise every day.”

In order to receive an Excellence in Partnership Award, suppliers must demonstrate strong performance in each rating criteria. That includes excelling in product quality, meeting production and delivery schedules and reaching cost program goals.

This is the second consecutive year Subaru has awarded DENSO its Excellence in Partnership award. The award recognizes quality work across DENSO’s facilities in North America.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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/

DENSO Develops New Safety Products for New 2018 Lexus LS

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation designs and develops the technology helping drivers safely navigate the roads. Today, the company announced two new products to be incorporated in the new 2018 Lexus LS, which will be released in Japan and U.S. after this fall. A new stereo vision sensor and millimeter-wave radar sensor will help improve safety performance of vehicles by more precisely detecting obstacles and lane lines on roads.

The stereo vision sensor uses 3D image processing techniques called “dense stereo matching” to detect obstacles of different shapes, including pedestrians, vehicles, and guardrails, as well as empty road spaces marked by lane lines. This enables autonomous emergency braking and automatic steering control to avoid obstacles. The product’s highly sophisticated cameras can also better detect pedestrians at night.

The new millimeter-wave radar sensor provides higher pedestrian detection performance in a more compact module. More frequent radio waves emission also detects obstacles with higher sensitivity, particularly pedestrians approaching from the sides. Furthermore, the product’s radar beam can be emitted over a wider angular range, without requiring a mechanism to adjust the angle, as with previous versions. This reduces its size by 60 percent compared to conventional radar sensors, thereby allowing for easier installation.

DENSO develops technologies and products that are core to helping create a society free from traffic accidents. Products like these will help deliver a safe and secure automotive society for all 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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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$50,000 DENSO grant to aid engineering students in academia and beyond

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Oakland University: DENSO Supports Multiple Programs at Oakland University with $50,000 Grant - DENSO Presented Oakland University’s School of Engineering and Computer Science with a $50,000 grant that will help fund the purchase of industry-standard equipment and upgrades to their Thermodynamics Lab.

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Same community collaborative spirit behind DENSO EcoPark leads to public art installation

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The Daily Post-Athenian: DENSO in Athens Helps to Create Artwork for Local EcoPark. - DENSO in Athens commemorates their 20th anniversary by creating artwork for the local EcoPark.

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DENSO facilities across North America recognized by Toyota for Quality Performance

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Toyota presented three DENSO facilities with Excellent Quality Performance Awards at its 2017 Supplier Business Meeting, recognizing each facility among the company’s top-performing suppliers. Several more facilities across North America received Certificates of Achievement for exceeding expectations across several key performance metrics. 

Toyota bestows quality performance awards upon top suppliers who achieve high levels of performance in Zero Mileage Quality, Mass Production Delivery Performance, Service Delivery Performance, and Warranty Performance. Eligible suppliers must meet all relevant targets in each area throughout the calendar year to be considered.

“DENSO strives to provide the highest quality products that deliver consistent and reliable performance,” said Ben Luppino, vice president of Toyota Sales Group at DENSO International America, Inc. “This recognition is a nod to the tireless effort of our employees across the continent to uphold the DENSO brand promise.”

DENSO facilities receiving 2017 Toyota Excellent Quality Performance Awards include:

  • DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas in Osceola, Arkansas (SPARC)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee (Body Electronics Division)
  • DENSO Air Systems Mexico in Ciudad Frontera, Coahuila, Mexico

The following received Certificates of Achievement for quality performance:

  • ASMO Manufacturing Michigan in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • ASMO Manufacturing North Carolina in Statesville, North Carolina
  • ASMO Manufacturing Texas in Ennis, Texas
  • DENSO Air Systems Michigan in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • DENSO Logistics Texas in Laredo, Texas
  • DENSO Logistics California in Vista, California (DENSO Logistics and GNC)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Athens, Tennessee (F/I Division)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee in Maryville, Tennessee (S/A Division and E/P Division)
  • DENSO Manufacturing Canada in Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • DENSO Mexico in Silao, Guanajuato, and Guadalupe City and Apodaca, Nuevo Léon, Mexico

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.6 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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New DENSO RC8A Robot Controller

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LONG BEACH, Calif.DENSO Robotics has announced a new RC8A robot controller that adds DENSO Safety Motion — which allows creation of virtual fences around the robot — to the list of advanced-performance features and functions already available with the previous RC8 model.

“As people and robots work more and more closely together, especially with the trend toward collaborative robots, new safety solutions are required,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “Our Safety Motion function ensures that working environments stay safe for humans without compromising productivity.”

Safety Motion uses two optical sensors, one at the top and one at the bottom of the cell, to detect an approaching operator and control the speed of the robot accordingly. The sensors create virtual safe zones that trigger an incremental reduction in the speed of the robot to safe levels depending on the distance of the operator. When the operator reaches the closest zone, the robot reduces its motor torque and slows down sufficiently to allow the operator to safely interact with it, or stops entirely. As soon as the operator leaves, the robot automatically starts running at normal speed again, minimizing stoppage time.

With a footprint of only 12.5 x 14 inches and a height of only 3.69 inches, the RC8A continues the previous model’s standing as the world’s smallest industrial robot controller in the 3-kW output class. The compact size saves valuable factory floor space and facilitates integration.

DENSO’s ORiN open-resource interface networking system allows the RC8A to communicate with over 100 different types of devices. The controller’s wide range of communications interfaces includes 100 Base-T Ethernet, mini/hand I/O, RS-232C and USB as standard, with CC-Link, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, parallel discrete I/O, Profibus and Profinet as optional.

A Microsoft Windows-based graphical user interface reduces robot setup time. ISO and UL safety compliance allows global deployment.

Optional accessories include a teaching pendant with a large, 7.5-inch color touchscreen, a mini pendant with a 128 x 64 pixel LCD display, up to two additional axes and conveyor tracking. DENSO’s Wincaps III 3-D simulation software allows offline programming and remote monitoring of robot operation.

For more information about the RC8A robot controller, visit http://densorobotics.com/products/rc8a.

DENSO is the world’s largest manufacturer — and user — of small assembly robots, employing over 18,000 of its robots in its own facilities. Over 77,000 additional DENSO robots are used by other companies worldwide.

For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

DENSO Corporation, 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, and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates, including 28 manufacturing facilities. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 15,000 people. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.

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Modular Mining Systems’ Collision Awareness System to Feature DENSO’s Industry Leading Connected Vehicle Technologies for Advanced Risk Mitigation in Mines

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Tucson, Arizona – July 10, 2017: Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the global leader in real-time mine management solutions, today announced its fourth-generation Collision Awareness System (CAS) to feature key technologies from DENSO. The system combines DENSO’s industry-leading, standards-based vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) connected vehicle technologies with its own software and hardware, enabling the CAS to help increase situational awareness and mitigate collision risk in a mine.

Established in 1949, DENSO is recognized as one of the world’s largest Tier 1 suppliers of advanced automotive technology, systems and components. The Collision Awareness System leverages DENSO’s proven technologies to provide 360-degree situational awareness. Audible and visual alerts warn operators of potential collisions with other CAS-enabled equipment, while complex algorithms perform real-time risk assessment calculations to minimize nuisance alarms.

“Our relationship with DENSO underscores our commitment to bringing the best-of-breed solutions to our customers and takes collision awareness technology in the mining industry to new heights,” said Lucas van Latum, Director, Product Strategy at Modular. “Our approach to collision awareness is built upon 15 years’ worth of standards, technologies, and algorithms developed and tested for the automotive market, which we’ve tailored and extended to meet the needs of the mining industry,” he added.

As part of the collaboration, Modular is able to leverage DENSO’s many years of automotive safety and connected vehicle technology R&D, extensive automotive industry expertise, and rigorous governmental safety testing and qualifications. The system works in several standard license-free frequencies, as well as in the licensed 5.9GHz dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) frequency spectrum, which prioritizes safety over non-safety applications, and is designed to perform in extreme weather conditions including rain, fog, snow, and heat. Modular and its customers will also benefit from DENSO’s future product enhancements and innovations as safety technologies evolve.

“Combining Modular’s leading solutions with DENSO’s V2V technology, including dedicated short range communications (DSRC), will put the latest advances from global intelligent transportation systems into mines,” said Roger Berg, Vice President, North America Research and Development at DENSO. “The applications for V2V technology extend far beyond automotive, and we are confident our collaboration with Modular will improve the mining environment and contribute to safety in mines.”

Modular’s Collision Awareness System will be showcased at this year’s Mining Indonesia Expo from September 13-16 in Jakarta, Indonesia; at Exposibram 2017 from September 18-21 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and at Expomineria from October 25-28 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

About DENSO in North America

DENSO, headquartered in Kariya, 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. In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 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 15,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totalled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to http://www.densocorp-na.com.

About Modular Mining Systems, Inc.

Founded in 1979, Modular Mining Systems, Inc. is the market-leading provider of powerful information management solutions that meet the needs of both surface and underground mining operations worldwide. Modular is committed to delivering state-of-the-art mine management technologies in the areas of production, machine guidance, equipment health, and operator safety. Modular employs close to 700 employees in 10 globally-distributed offices, with systems deployed at 250 client sites, including 18 of the 20 largest mines in the world. For more information, visit http://www.modularmining.com/.

To End Distracted Driving, MIT Figures Out How People Really Drive

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GIVEN THE SHEER numbers of things that go on in cars these days, it is, perhaps, a touch worrying that scientists still aren’t quite sure how the human brain reacts to distraction.

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DENSO Opens OES Sales Office in Plano, TX

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has opened an original equipment supplier (OES) sales office in Plano, Texas. DENSO expanded its sales operations to Plano to support the growing concentration of automotive customers in the region, notably Toyota Motor North America, Inc. and its dealership network.

Opened in mid-May with a staff of 11 with accommodations to support potential expansion, DENSO’s 3,300-square-foot office is located within Granite Park Four, a 12-story state-of-the-art business park in the thriving greater Dallas region. DENSO’s office is a large, open space environment designed to welcome customers and promote communication. The ergonomic floor plan features large and small conference areas bordered by individual workstations for visiting customers and private offices.

“From location to functionality, everything about our new office reflects DENSO’s commitment to first-class customer service,” said David H. Williams, director of OES Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning. “This includes the latest technology for seamless sales transactions and customer support.”

The high-tech workspace is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, magnetic whiteboards with interactive touch screens, and portable tablets instead of desktop computers to maximize operational efficiencies and advance a paperless workplace. The latter also reflects DENSO’s larger commitment to sustainable business practices.

Likewise, Granite Park Four’s eco-friendly design and construction factored into DENSO’s decision to locate its Plano office within the business park. The development is under consideration by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification with a silver rating.

DENSO will hold a July 11 open house to welcome regional customers to the Plano office, located at 5850 Granite Parkway, Suite 950.

About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.

DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 550 people in Long Beach, San Jose and Murrieta, Calif. and Plano, Tex. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.

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DENSO Awards Battle Creek Student Scholarships

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., 2017 ― Leading global automotive supplier DENSO has renewed its commitment to support and provide educational opportunities for the communities it serves in West Michigan. DENSO Manufacturing Michigan (DMMI) in Battle Creek, the city’s largest employer and one of the top automotive thermal systems and component producers, today awarded scholarships to four outstanding students through partnerships with the Battle Creek Community Foundation (BCCF) and the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center (BCAMSC).

Scholarship resources come from the DMMI Scholarship Fund, which DENSO established in 1997 to assist children of employees with the rising cost of higher education.

“Ensuring our associates and their families have resources to develop tools to succeed is a core value at DENSO,” said Andris Staltmanis, president, DENSO Manufacturing Michigan. “Our scholarship fund allows us to extend beyond the work day and provide opportunities for our family members to flourish.”

The 2017 BCCF scholarship recipients are Jayson Butler and Calder Lachance of Lakeview High School and Ian Mullis of Saint Philip Catholic Central High School. Butler plans to attend Michigan State University and major in chemistry this fall. Lachance will study political science at the University of Michigan and Mullis will begin engineering studies at Kellogg Community College. A selection committee from the BCCF chooses winners based on student activities and work experience.

The BCAMSC scholarship promotes math and science education and excellence, recognizing outstanding graduates with financial assistance for college expenses. Staff at the BCAMSC selects two outstanding students for the scholarship each year. Lachance and Ana Singh, also of Lakeview High School, received this year’s scholarships. Singh will attend Calvin College to study biology and Spanish.

“The education you’ve received at the Math and Science Center has given you an excellent start,” said Brenda Dredge, director of new product introduction, DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, in a speech to students at the BCAMSC. “We are fortunate to have the Math and Science Center in our community, and we are proud to help you as you start your college studies and this next phase of your lives.”

About DENSO in Battle Creek
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) is the lead production facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center (TAC), manufacturing automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, including condensers, radiators, CRFMs (condenser, radiator, and fan modules), heater cores, evaporators and HVAC units. Founded in 1986 as DENSO’s first manufacturing facility in the United States, the DMMI campus in Battle Creek includes more than 1,380,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and administrative floor space in 6 buildings on over 100 acres of land. DMMI is the largest employer in Battle Creek.

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, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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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FORD MOTOR COMPANY HONORS DENSO WITH WORLD EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR SMART TECHNOLOGY

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 26, 2017 – DENSO International America, Inc. received a coveted Smart Technology Award for its Electric Hybrid Vehicle (EHV) Inverter business at Ford Motor Company’s19th Annual World Excellence Awards.

Ford Motor Company’s World Excellence Awards annually honor automotive suppliers that exceed the company’s highest standards in quality, cost, performance and delivery. Fifty-seven companies were selected as part of this year’s awards from a pool of thousands of global suppliers. DENSO was one of four suppliers recognized in the Smart Brand Pillar.

“Crafting consistently high-performing, smart technology is at the core of our business,” said Thomas Esser, vice president and Global Ford Sales Lead at DENSO. “This award speaks to our team’s tireless efforts to deliver innovative solutions impacting the increasingly important electric vehicle space, as well as exceeding Ford Motor Company’s highest quality standards.”

Ford Motor Company honors top-performing global automotive suppliers based on a variety of categories, including:

  • Primary Brand Pillars – quality, green, safe and smart
  • Aligned Business Framework principles focused on quality, value and innovation
  • Lincoln Luxury
  • Supplier Diversity Development

Honorees were recognized at the 19th annual Ford World Excellence Awards ceremony at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan in May.

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.denso.com/us-ca/en   . 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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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Externships give Heritage High School educators inside look at DENSO

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The Daily Times: Tennessee High School Teachers Get Inside Look at DENSO - A group of Heritage High School teachers in Tennessee were able to visit DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Inc. this past month to get a better insight into what a company like DENSO is looking for when hiring employees.

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DENSO’s Athens and Maryville locations Recognized by the Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich.– The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TGSP) has recognized DENSO’s Athens and Maryville locations for outstanding environmental conservation and vision for creating a sustainable automotive society. A recent article from the Tennessee Green Star Partnership highlighted key environmental initiatives at each facility, including DENSO’s EcoParks and continued focus on recycling, energy management, and diverting waste material from landfills.

“Protecting the environment in which we work and engaging our community in a dialogue about environmental conservation are pillars of our business,” said Jack Helmboldt, President, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee. “We pride ourselves on thinking of new ways to achieve sustainability and engage the community with hands-on learning opportunities that drive measurable impact.”

The article noted several environmental achievements at both Athens and Maryville:

  • Athens successfully diverted 98 percent of waste material (about 3,868 tons) from the landfill, amounting to 7.7 million pounds of recyclable material; Maryville reduced landfill material from 2,928 tons in 2000 to 9 tons in 2016
  • Athens implemented new pollution control technology to create a supplementary energy source and reduce overall CO2 emissions
  • Maryville implemented an “ice plant system” in its HVAC units, reducing the cost of cooling by about 40 percent, as well as reducing maintenance and downtime, and eliminating ozone depleting refrigerants
  • Both facilities engaged local communities at outdoor EcoParks around topics like recycling, litter prevention, pollution, and composting

TGSP also recognized how each facility’s environmental efforts align with DENSO’s worldwide Eco-Vision initiative. Eco-Vision provides local facilities with a blueprint to achieve a sustainable automotive society, and the decisions to implement non-traditional methods and technologies to improve energy efficiency and waste diversion enable teams to deliver on that promise, according to the article. DENSO’s ECO VISION policy, which was first launched in 1997, has been in place for nearly 20 years.

These recognitions build on DENSO’s history of environmental accolades in Tennessee. The TGSP has recognized the Athens and Maryville teams as Green Star Partners since 2002. TGSP Green Star Partners demonstrate commitment to continuously improve sustainability practices across their operations.

 

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. 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, 2017, totaled US$40.4 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 Foundation’s 2017 Grants Support Hands-On Education at 22 Institutions Across North America

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Supporting the communities DENSO serves and providing resources for the next generation of technical workers to succeed are core to DENSO’s success. To fulfill these promises, DENSO’s philanthropic arm – the DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) – funds programs across the continent each year providing hands-on learning opportunities in areas from robotics and thermodynamics to design and materials development.

On May 22, the DNAF board confirmed its 2017 college and university grants: nearly $1 million in overall funding for 22 institutions and educational programs across North America.

“Innovation throughout the manufacturing industry will continue to produce more growth opportunities for students in skilled trades and technical fields,” said Doug Patton, president of the DENSO North America Foundation and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America, Inc. “Companies will lean on this young workforce for years to come, and in order to succeed we need to empower students by giving a better sense for what they’ll experience in the workplace.”

“The automotive industry relies more and more on those with expertise in fields like robotics and electrical engineering and mechanical engineering,” said David Cole, DENSO North American Foundation board member. “Supporting STEM education enables DENSO to develop the next generation of talent needed to fill these roles. It also helps students find ways to translate their passion and skills into opportunity after graduation.”

Since 2001, the DNAF has advanced the auto industry through grants to colleges and universities, providing students with technology, tools, and experiences similar to that of the professional workplace they’ll experience after graduation. The proposal process for these education grants is invite only, and all proposals are evaluated based on technical merit, student experience, and alignment with industry needs.

This year’s grant recipients include:

  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • Arkansas State University
  • California State University- Long Beach
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • CONALEP Technical College
  • Conestoga College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • FIME – Mechanical and Electrical Engineer College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Technological University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Oakland University
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • Trine University
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Tennessee – Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Western Michigan University


About the DENSO North America Foundation

A registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation, The DENSO North America Foundation is dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs. Founded in 2001, the Foundation provides grants to colleges and universities throughout North America, helping our communities prosper through the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce. The Foundation also provides disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross to aid persons and communities in which DENSO Corporation operates. For more information, visit http://densofoundation.org.

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 17,000 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$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica

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DENSO Teams Up with Safe Driving Experts to Help Reduce Auto Crashes in Communities throughout North America

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO and its more than 23,000 employees in North America will mark the company’s Global Safety Month in May with a pair of new driving safety partnerships. Non-profits Safe Kids Worldwide and B.R.A.K.E.S. will help identify and engage DENSO employees across the U.S. and Canada as local driving safety advocates. Both organizations will join NHRA driver Clay Millican for a mobile road show touring DENSO facilities throughout the year, starting with DENSO’s Battle Creek and Southfield, Michigan locations later this week.

The partnerships underscore DENSO’s work to both craft the latest vehicle safety technology and educate drivers about how to use it to reduce auto accidents. DENSO will donate a total of $225,000 to the two organizations as part of the partnerships.

“Crafting automotive technology that helps save lives is at the core of what we do, but we also need to make sure drivers have the knowledge to take advantage,” said Robert Townsend, director of External Affairs at DENSO’s North American Regional Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. “Safety needs to start at the local level, and these partnerships will empower our employees to engage their communities in meaningful dialogue about driving risks and safe behaviors.”

Safe Kids has nearly 30 years of experience educating communities about child safety on the road. The organization will develop comprehensive road safety toolkits for DENSO employees, providing the resources to become local road safety advocates. B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) provides free hands-on driving education for teens and their parents. Both organizations will participate in the road show, showcasing their work and recruiting employees to deliver important safety messages in communities where DENSO employees live and work. DENSO will provide financial support for the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving School to host trainings in the communities where it operates. To date, B.R.A.K.E.S. has trained more than 25,000 new drivers across the country.

NHRA driver Clay Millican and his DENSO-sponsored Top Fuel dragster will also provide an interactive experience for employees at each road show stop. Clay, a passionate driving safety advocate, will engage with employees and showcase his dragster’s safety features, after which employees can take a seat in DENSO’s Future of Mobility virtual reality experience.

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

About Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to protect kids on the road, at home and at play. Preventable injuries are the number one cause of death for children in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the U.S. and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more. Since 1988, Safe Kids has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more to protect kids. Join our effort at safekids.org.

About B.R.A.K.E.S.

In 2008, multi-time top fuel drag racing champion Doug Herbert suffered every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of his two sons, Jon age 17 and James age 12, in a car crash. In response to this tragedy and the realization that car crashes are the number-one cause of death among teens in America, Herbert created the 501 (c)(3) non-profit B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe) Teen Pro-Active Driving School. In the past eight years, more than 25,000 teens from 43 states and three countries have graduated from B.R.A.K.E.S.’ intensive half-day training course, which is free of charge and features hands-on skills exercises taught by professional instructors in a fleet of new vehicles donated by Kia Motors America. The course maintains a low three-to-one student-to-instructor ratio and requires at least one parent to attend with each teen. According to a recent study, B.R.A.K.E.S. graduates are 64 percent less likely to be in a crash in their first three years of driving. For more information or to register for a school, visit www.putonthebrakes.org.

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DENSO to Expand its Fukushima, Japan location as Part of Efforts to Enhance the DENSO Group Production System

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KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation today announced that it will build an additional plant at its DENSO Fukushima location in Tamura city, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, to diversity its manufacturing lineup to include powertrain components, which will enhance the competitiveness of the group’s production system Japan. The company will invest about US$135 million (approx. 15 billion yen) by 2023 to build the new plant and expand production. The project will start in August 2017 and will be completed in July 2018. Production will begin in October 2018 in stages. The number of employees required will increase to around 600 by 2023.

DENSO Fukushima currently manufactures automotive thermal systems, including air conditioning systems and engine cooling modules (ECMs). The new plant will manufacture fuel pumps and injectors for gasoline engine fuel systems. Furthermore, this expansion aims to serve as a DENSO Group production base in eastern Japan, and will improve its capability to meet customer needs and contribute to the development of the local community.

Profile of DENSO Fukushima Corporation

1. Name : DENSO Fukushima Corporation
2. Establishment : April 2008
3. Location : Western Tamura Industrial Park, 26 Koyodai, Funehiki-machi, Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture
4. Capital : Approx. US$14 million (1.6 billion yen)
5. Ownership : 100% owned by DENSO Corporation
6. President : Masatoshi Iwase
7. Employees : 306 (as of April 2017)
About 600 (projected for FY2023)
8. Business description : Manufacturing automotive air conditioning systems, engine cooling modules, etc.
9. Site area : About 237,000 m2
10. Total floor area : About 32,100 m2 (before expansion)
About 56,100 m2 (after expansion)

* Exchange rate used is 111.3 yen to the US one dollar, at the end of April for convenience only.

DENSO Arkansas Receives Four Million Man Hour Safety Award

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO’s manufacturing facility in Osceola, Arkansas received a prestigious Four Million Man Hour Safety Award recognizing more than four million employee hours worked without a lost day due to workplace injury or illness. The Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Insurance Department, and the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission presented the award during a ceremony at the Osceola facility on April 27, 2017.

DENSO Arkansas’ employee and management safety committee implemented a comprehensive safety program to establish consistent benchmarks for safe working conditions. The award recognizes the facility’s 550 employees for demonstrating the highest levels of workplace safety practices, including more than four million hours of work without an accident, injury, or illness between June 15, 2013 and January 31, 2017.

“Safety is at the core of everything we do at DENSO, and that includes making sure we adhere to the highest safety standards in our own workspace,” said George Harguess, President, DENSO Arkansas. “This is yet another testament to DENSO’s commitment to investing in our employee’s safety every single day.”

The Arkansas Department of Labor, the Arkansas Insurance Department, and the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission present this award to Arkansas companies excelling in on-the-job safety.

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/

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DENSO and Toshiba to Collaborate on IoT-based Manufacturing, Advanced Driver Assistance, Automated Driving, and Others

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KARIYA, TOKYO (Japan) – DENSO Corporation and Toshiba Corporation today announced that the two companies have begun talks to enhance collaborations in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance, automated driving, and others.

The collaborations aim to combine DENSO’s high level of technology and manufacturing capability accumulated through its experience in the automotive market and Toshiba’s image recognition, IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), and software development technologies, in order to increase the competitiveness to make it through the paradigm shift that is taking place in the automotive industry.

In the fields of advanced driver assistance and automated driving, DENSO and Toshiba have jointly developed AI technologies used in image recognition systems. Moreover, the two companies have worked together in a wide range of areas including the development of automotive lithium-ion battery packs and software for ECUs used in automotive components.

DENSO and Toshiba will collaborate more closely in fields where they can share their visions and speed up the development of technology.

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DENSO Announces Year-end Financial Results

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DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 4,527.1 billion yen (US$40.4 billion), a 0.1 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 330.6 billion yen (US$2.9 billion), an 4.7 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 257.6 billion yen (US$2.3 billion), a 5.5 percent increase from the previous year.

“Despite the appreciation of the yen, DENSO’s revenue increased due to production volume increase and sales expansion. Despite the appreciation of the yen, operating profit increased due to the production volume, cost reduction efforts and improved other income /expenses.” said Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, the production volume increase led to an increase in revenue to 2,686.0 billion yen (US$23.9 billion), a 1.5 percent increase from the previous year. Despite the production volume increase and cost reduction effort, the impact of the exchange rate of export sales led to an operating profit of 130.2 billion yen (US$1.2 billion), a 15.8 percent decrease from the previous year.

In North America, despite an increase in car production and sales expansion, boosted by the steady economic growth, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 1,077.2 billion yen (US$9.6 billion), a 3.2 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled 60.0 billion yen (US$534.4 million), a 25.7 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, despite car production increase and sales expansion due to the recovery of the market, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 577.3 billion yen (US$5.1 billion), a 2.7 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled to 20.2 billion yen (US$179.8 million), a 39.9 percent increase from the previous year.

In Asia, despite the increase of car production and sales expansion, impact of exchange rate resulted in a revenue decrease of 1,139.3 billion yen (US$10.2 billion), an 1.9 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled 112.7 billion yen (US$1.0 billion), a 16.7 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 65.8 billion yen (US$586.6 million), a 10.6 percent increase from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 6.9 billion yen (US$61.4 million).

“For the new fiscal year, revenue will increase due to the increase of car production and sales expansion, despite the increase of car production and sales expansion , the operating profit will decrease due to impact of the other income /expenses. ” said Arima.

(Foreign exchange rates used for the full-year are: US$= 110 yen, Euro= 115 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2018

Full-Year Forecast Changes from Previous FY
Revenue 4,610.0 billion yen
[US$41.1 billion]
82.9 billion yen
(1.8 percent)
Operating profit 327.0 billion yen
[US$2.9 billion]
-3.6 billion yen
(-1.1 percent)
Profit before income taxes 360.0 billion yen
[US$3.2 billion]
-0.9 billion yen
(-0.2 percent)
Profit attributable to owners of the parent company 260.0 billion yen
[US$2.3 billion]
2.4 billion yen
(0.9 percent)

(Notes)

The above forecasts are created based on the information obtained by the date of this announcement and the actual results may differ due to various causes in the future.

U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 112.19 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market March 31, 2017. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.

DENSO and IBIDEN to Collaborate on Developing Powertrains

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KARIYA (Japan) ― Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation and electronics and ceramics company IBIDEN Co., Ltd. have today formed a capital and business alliance to jointly develop the next-generation vehicle exhaust system. This collaboration will combine IBIDEN’s advantages in high-performance ceramic materials with DENSO’s advantages in developing products as systems to synergistically develop high-performance yet simple and low-cost vehicle exhaust systems. DENSO will acquire the treasury stock of IBIDEN through a third-party allocation. In addition, to respond to an increasingly diverse range of powertrains, DENSO and IBIDEN will consider collaboration in the area of vehicle electrification to make vehicle electrification more efficient.

As international regulations on vehicle exhaust emissions become more strict, internal combustion engines must be more efficient and the exhaust systems improved. This capital and business alliance will enable the two companies to pool their accumulated technological strengths to speed up the development of high-performance vehicle exhaust systems for internal combustion engines, including gasoline, diesel, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid engines.

DENSO has developed and provided systems components to better control the intake, power, and exhaust events in the operating cycle of gasoline and diesel engines. Meanwhile, IBIDEN has focused on its ceramic business and developed high-performance ceramic materials, such as for diesel particulate filters (DPF), for the exhaust system of diesel engines.

The two companies will develop eco-friendly products that improve fuel efficiency and reduce exhaust emissions, thus helping to preserve the global environment.

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 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
About IBIDEN Co., LTD.

IBIDEN Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company with more than 100 years history. The IBIDEN Group consists of 37 subsidiaries and 3 affiliates. IBIDEN Group is managing businesses centering around electronics and ceramics. In the electronics business, the company designs and manufactures plastic packages and printed-wiring boards that are used for personal computers and smart phones as well as contributing to the development of telecommunication equipment which the world is expecting. In the ceramics business, IBIDEN produces Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) that purifies the exhaust gas of diesel cars, and also produces graphite specialty products used for semiconductor and solar cell manufacturing devices. IBIDEN designs and manufactures the products that reduce the global-environmental load with long-established ceramic technologies. For more information, visit their website www.ibiden.com

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DENSO teams with commercial truck industry leaders on road to automation

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DENSO’s MDrive car share study reveals promise for electric car sharing

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Electric vehicle car sharing could be the future of transportation for some: today, DENSO International America, Inc., a global automotive supplier, announced the results of MDrive, the first study to focus on car sharing for people who live, work or frequent one location. In partnership with the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Detroit-based NextEnergy, an energy and technology accelerator, the study identified the potential impact electric vehicle car sharing could have on the future of mobility, personal transportation, and vehicle design.

The study involved 30 University of Michigan-Dearborn students living at The Union at Dearborn, who shared three Ford Focus Electric vehicles for a six-month period. The students used a custom app to reserve, access, share, and drive the vehicles anywhere within the continental United States, in exchange for their detailed feedback on the experience. Onboard diagnostics equipment gathered real-time data, while dashboard cameras captured video of the user experience. Students also provided feedback and suggestions for technologies most needed in future car share vehicles via short surveys and online forums. DENSO researchers then identified common benefits and challenges experienced by users to inform design of future car sharing technologies.

“Our study reinforced the idea that Electric Vehicle Car Sharing is an increasingly viable personal transportation alternative, and groups who share common interests stand to benefit the most,” said Michael Bima, a lead engineer in the North American Research and Engineering Center at DENSO International America. “For car sharing to reach its full potential, manufacturers and car share service providers need to address the efficiency and convenience for the end user– drivers should be able to quickly and easily access the vehicle, adjust their settings, and be on their way. Vehicle range and charging become areas of focus when you add electric vehicles, as well.”

DENSO will present the study results at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress Experience 17. In addition to showcasing one of the study’s cars in DENSO’s booth (#3002), participants including Matt Felice – a new DENSO employee who drove to his interview using the shared vehicle – will be on-hand to discuss the experience.

“Mobility continues to change and reshape the automotive industry,” said Pat Bassett, vice president of engineering and research at DENSO International America. “While there’s a lot of excitement about new technology in the space, we recognize the importance of getting it right in addition to getting it done quickly. To DENSO, that means hiring the best engineers, and sharing knowledge with other leaders in the space. MDrive is exactly the type of research we need to bring us into a new era of mobility in a safe, smart way.”

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/

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DENSO Recruiting at SAE WCX17 for Key Engineering and Mobility Roles

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO is continuing to recruit for key engineering and mobility roles for experienced and entry-level talent at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress Experience 17 (WCX17), April 4-6 at Cobo Center in Detroit. DENSO, Tier One Supplier Partner of the show, is participating in WCX Career Central in booth# CF4, which runs throughout the show. DENSO successfully met and surpassed some of its hiring goals at the company’s onsite recruiting center at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January.

Attendees looking for their next career move will have the opportunity to talk with DENSO recruiters and hiring managers at its booth in WCX17 Career Central, along with DENSO’s main booth #3002. DENSO will recruit for experienced and entry-level engineering talent for its North American operations in the U.S. and Canada.

“We are in growth mode and taking advantage of an ideal opportunity to recruit diverse and innovative new employees who can help DENSO drive the future of mobility and the automotive industry, said Stacy Gallucci SPHR, senior manager, North America Talent Acquisition, DENSO International America. “With DENSO’s changing product mix and goal to move deeper into advanced 21st-century safety systems and autonomous-drive technologies, we need specialized talent with new engineering skills.”

While recruiting at WCX17, DENSO seeks to fill important engineering and mobility roles, including an engineering manager and experts in cyber security, HMI, computer vision, and computer and software engineering. DENSO also has roles to fill for mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, and software and computer engineers, as well as co-op engineering students. Over the past several years, DENSO has filled more than 400 professional positions a year. DENSO currently has more than 100 open positions to fill in these areas.

DENSO Mentors 
DENSO is also participating in the WCX17 University Program on April 4 to 6. Students from local universities will be paired with engineer mentors from DENSO and Ford Motor Company to expose them to careers in technology.

“DENSO’s future and the future of mobility comes from new engineering graduates,” said Doug Patton, executive vice president, Engineering and chief technical officer, DENSO International America (DIAM) and SAE International president. “One of DENSO’s top priorities is to have a strong co-op program so students can gain the experience they need to be sought after candidates for entry-level positions once they graduate. We’ve had great success in training future DENSO employees with our co-op program. This will also help DENSO navigate the shortage of engineers in the Detroit area.”

DENSO is dedicated to investing in its employees and creating a rewarding, stable and collaborative work environment. The company offers competitive pay, a high level of benefits with low premiums, and training and development.

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/

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DENSO to Build a New Plant at DENSO Iwate as Part of Efforts to Enhance the DENSO Group Production System

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced that it will build an additional plant to expand production to include instrument clusters at the DENSO Iwate plant in Kanegasaki-cho, Iwate Prefecture, to enhance the competitiveness of the group’s production system in Japan.

DENSO Corporation will invest approximately US$88 million (approx. 10 billion yen) and the number of employees required will increase to around 1,000 by 2020. Construction will start in October 2017 and will be completed in October 2018. Production will begin in May 2019 and increase in stages.

DENSO Iwate currently manufactures semiconductor wafers, and will start production of semiconductor sensors in June 2017. DENSO Iwate will expand its production lineup from semiconductor wafers to electronics products, and will improve its capability to meet customer needs and also contribute to the development of the local community.

Profile of DENSO Iwate Corporation

1. Name : DENSO Iwate Corporation

2. Establishment

: October 1, 2012

3. Location

: 4-2 Nishinemoriyama, Kanegasaki-cho, Isawa-gun, Iwate Prefecture

4. Capital

: Approx. US$21 million (2.35 billion yen)

5. Ownership

: 100% owned by DENSO Corporation

6. President

: Shuichi Ito

7. Employees

: 616 (as of the end of February 2017)
About 1,000 (projected for FY 2020)

8. Business description

: Manufacturing and selling semiconductor wafers and sensors

9. Site area

: About 290,000 m2

10. Total floor area

: About 106,000 m2 (before expansion)
About 126,000 m2 (after expansion)

* Exchange rate used is 113 yen to the US one dollar, at the end of February for convenience only.

A new plant at DENSO Iwata

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 Increases Participation at SAE WCX17 as Tier One Supplier Partner

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO is increasing its support of SAE International’s WCX 17: World Congress Experience, April 4-6 at Cobo Center in Detroit as Tier One Supplier Partner of the show, Booth #3002. 2017 marks the 17th consecutive year that DENSO has sponsored this event and the higher level of support will be hard to miss. DENSO will present 46 papers, three Learning Lab TedX style speakers, two Leadership Summit talks and sponsor the Women’s Reception.

“As Tier One Supplier Partner, DENSO provided strategic direction in the development of the SAE World Congress Experience from the supply chain perspective,” said Doug Patton, executive vice president, Engineering, and chief technology officer, DENSO International America, and 2017 SAE International president. “DENSO is proud of the exciting changes we’ve helped to make with this event, along with our OEM partner Ford Motor Company.”

DENSO’s WCX Participation

DENSO Unveils MDrive Electric Vehicle (EV) Car Share Study Results
DENSO will announce the results of the MDrive EV Car Share Study, which studied the benefits and challenges of developing an electric vehicle specifically for sharing, designed around a central location and set pool of users. The results will define key opportunity areas for car sharing and electric vehicles and the role they will both play in the future of mobility systems.

DENSO Recruits at the WCX17 Career Central, Booth #CF4
DENSO will continue to recruit for experienced and entry-level engineering and mobility roles in cyber security, HMI, computer vision, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software and computer engineering, as well as co-op engineering students for its North American operations in the U.S. and Canada. DENSO is also pairing up students from local universities with engineer mentors from DENSO and Ford Motor Company to expose them to careers in technology in the University Program on April 4.

DENSO Sponsors Women’s Reception  
Tues., April 4, 5 p.m.: WCX participants are welcome to attend a structured networking and reception event in the Exchange, Exhibit Hall.

DENSO Speaking engagements –

WCX17 Learning Lab

  • Wed., April 5, noon: Rob Brinker, director, Thermal Engineering R&D, DENSO International America, Inc. – Climate Control Impact to Battery Range
  • Wed., April 5, 2:30 p.m.: Mike Bima, lead engineer, DENSO North American Research and Engineering Center, DENSO International America, Inc. – MDrive Car Sharing Project
  • Thurs., April 6, 1:30 p.m.: Doua Vang, senior manager, Elevate Lab, DENSO International America, Inc. – HMI

DENSO Leadership Summit participation

  • Wed., April 5, 8 a.m.: Patton, moderator for Keynote Presentation by Yu Kai, CATARC, president, China’s Automotive Industry Development & Sustainable Innovation
  • Wed., April 5, 10:15 a.m.: Patrick F. Bassett, vice president North American Research and Engineering Center, DENSO International America Inc., panelist in Vehicles as a Shared Economy and the Effects of Automated Technology
  • Thurs., April 6, 11:45 a.m.: Patton, moderator, CTO Roundtable – Automotive Industry Chief Technologists review the issues, ideas, and conclusions discussed during the week and share their personal insights into how it specifically impacts their business

Women’s Program

  • Wed., April 6 from 11:30 a.m.: Stacy Gallucci, SPHR, senior manager of Talent Acquisition of DENSO North America, panelist on Organic Diversity: How Inclusion Can Help You, Your Team and Company Grow.

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/

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DENSO Employees Raise $25,000 for Gatlinburg Relief Efforts

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DENSO employees from Maryville and Athens teamed up to raise $25,000 for the Gatlinburg relief efforts.

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DENSO Employees Raise $25,000 for Gatlinburg Relief Efforts

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Employees from DENSO’s Maryville and Athens, Tennessee manufacturing facilities have been teaming up over the last few months to raise money for the wildfire relief efforts in Gatlinburg, Tenn. The two locations initiated a “Smokies Strong” T-shirt fundraising campaign, through which they raised $25,000.

The money raised is being split among two organizations, Friends of the Smokies and The Gatlinburg Wildfire Relief Fund. The checks were presented by DENSO Employees on Wednesday.

“The Gatlinburg wildfires were truly devastating to all of us here in East Tennessee. We are very proud of our employees for coming together to help our neighbors who were affected by this disaster,” said Mike Brackett, Senior Vice President at DENSO.

DENSO Employee Victoria Fry had family working in Gatlinburg when the wildfire evacuations began. “My daughter works for WestGate Properties and was onsite that day,” she said. “We are so thankful that she was able to get out unharmed. I purchased a ‘Smokies Strong’ shirt at DENSO to support ‘my people’ as Dolly Parton calls them – after all, the people of Sevier County are my people and these mountains are my home, too. My husband and I are honored to be a part of the DENSO team and so proud of everyone who came together to make this donation possible.”

Employees from DENSO also volunteered with the American Red Cross and Volunteer East TN to help with wildfire and tornado clean-up efforts.

In addition to the money raised by employees, the DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) made a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross disaster fund to help respond to the Gatlinburg, Tenn. wildfires, the Athens, Tenn. tornado, and Greenville, N.C. flooding.

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. 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. 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 Announces New Management Structure and Management Changes

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KARIYA (Japan) DENSO Corporation today announced its new management structure and management changes. The new structure will help DENSO advance in areas the automotive industry is quickly progressing in, such as electrification, automated driving, connected vehicles, car sharing and the Internet of Things (IoT).

New Company Management Structure
The following changes will be effective April 1, 2017:

  • DENSO will reduce its number of members on the Board of Directors.
  • Board of Directors will include representatives, outside directors, and executives who is in charge of corporate planning.
  • The new structure will streamline decision making and execution, create a separation between Management and Execution, and help engaging company-wide strategy discussions at Board of Directors meetings.
  • In addition, DENSO will change the timing of senior executive directors and executive director promotions to April.

New Executive Position “Executive fellow”
DENSO will introduce a new executive position “Executive fellow“. This position will lead their specialized files with their highly advanced expertise, and provide new values to the society. This position is introduced based on DENSO’s policy that “Human resources having highly advanced expertise are sources of company’s competing power”

“As the industry rapidly changes, DENSO needs to transform our approach to work,” said president and CEO of DENSO Corporation Koji Arima. “This transformation starts with our executive team. We need a structure in place to improve our competitiveness, speed and expertise.”

Executive Changes
The following management changes will be effective April 1, 2017:

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi will be appointed to executive vice president and member of the Board. Currently he is the senior executive director and member of the Board.

Masahiko Miyaki will resign as executive vice president.

The following will be appointed as senior executive directors:

  • Shingo Kuwamura, currently an executive director
  • Yukihiro Kato, currently an executive director
  • Yoshifumi Kato, currently an executive director

The following will be appointed as executive directors:

  • Kazuaki Fujitani, currently head of Aftermarket Business Unit
  • Tomoyuki Arakawa, currently General Manager, Aftermarket, Fleet & New Business Group Business Planning Dept.
  • Kazuoki Matsugatani, currently Director, ADAS Business & Technology Development Div.
  • Katsuhiko Sugito, currently Director, Machinery & Tools Div.

Satoshi Iwata will resign as senior executive director.

The following will resign as executive directors:

  • Hideaki Matsuki
  • Masato Nakagawa

The following will be appointed as executive fellows:

  • Hiroyuki Murayama, currently Senior Technical Executive, Basis Electronic Technology Unit
  • Masato Nakagawa, currently Executive Director, Engineering of Europe
  • Hiroaki Ishikawa, currently head of Electric Components Business Unit

Responsibility of Member of the Board and Executive Directors
as of April 1st, 2017

Members of the Board                          *Representative, Changes are underlined

Title

Name

Responsibility

*Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh

 

*Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi

Tokyo Office

*President & CEO

Koji Arima

 

*Executive
Vice President

Haruya Maruyama

Overall Management, Overall Sales and Marketing, Corporate Strategy

Yasushi Yamanaka

Overall Management, Overall R&D,
Future Creation Technology, NIPPON SOKEN, INC.

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

Overall Management, Overall Production, Safety & Environment, Quality Center, ADAS,
DENSO ABASHIRI TEST CENTER CORP.

Member of the Board

Masahiko Miyaki

 

Satoshi Iwata

 

George Olcott

Outside board member

Takashi Nawa

 Outside board member

Member of the Board

Senior
Executive Director

Yoshikazu Makino

Corporate Center, Audit Dept.,
Thermal Systems Business Group

Michio Adachi

Powertrain Systems Business Group

Masahiko Ito

DENSO SALES JAPAN CORPORATION,
New Business, Fleet Air-Conditioning Business Unit

Senior Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Senior
Executive Director

Toshiyuki Kato

Toyota Sales Div., Osaka Sales Div.

Sadahiro Usui

Head of Europe,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.

Katsuhisa Shimokawa

Production Innovation Center

Yukihiko Murakami

Sales and Marketing Group

Hiroyuki Ina

Electronic Systems Business Group,
Tokyo Office

Shoji Tsuzuki

Purchasing Group, Information Systems Div., EDT Promotion Div.

Shingo Kuwamura

ASMO CO., LTD.

Yukihiro Kato

Information & Safety Systems Business Group

Yoshifumi Kato

Engineering Research & Development Center, Digital Innovation

 

 

Executive Directors

Title

Name

Responsibility

Executive Director

Kazuaki Fujitani

Aftermarket Unit, Connected Service Business Promotion Div., Customer Service Div. Chubu Sales Div., Hiroshima Sales Div.

Yukihiro Shinohara

Electrification Systems Business Group

Kazumasa Kimura

Head of China,
DENSO (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO.LTD.

Bunichi Kondo

Tokyo Sales Division

Masanori Tsuruta

Semiconductor Device Business Unit

Yasuhiro Iida

Thermal Systems Business Group (Deputy)

Kenichiro Ito

Head of North America,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.

Shinsuke Yamaguchi

DENSO (THAILAND) CO., LTD.

Yoshitaka Kajita

Head of Asia-Oceania,
DENSO INTERNATIONAL ASIA CO., LTD.

Jiro Ebihara

Electric Components Business Unit

Jack Helmboldt

DENSO MANUFACTURING TENNESSEE, INC.

Yuji Ishizuka

Sales and Marketing of Europe,
DENSO AUTOMOTIVE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Yasuhiko Yamazaki

Production Eng. Research Div., Innovative Production & Factory Promotion Div., Materials Eng. R&D Div., Measurement & Instrumentation Eng. Div., Prototype Mfg. Div.,

Hisaaki Sato

Sales and Marketing of North, Central & South America

Hajime Kumabe

Advanced Safety Business Unit, Electronic Control Components Div.

Yasushi Matsui

Corporate Planning Div., Finance & Accounting Div., Global Strategy Dept., Cost Management Dept.

Hirotsugu Takeuchi

ICT Business Unit, Thermal Systems R&D Function Unit

Keiko Shimokata

Health Care Promotion Div., Diversity & Inclusion Promotion, DENSO BLOSSOM Co. LTD

Yutaka Yamanouchi

Strategic Production Planning Div., Production Control Div., Logistics Planning Div., Facility Div., DENSO E&TS TRAINING CENTER CORP.

Hisashi Iida

ADAS Business & Technology Development Div., Corporate R&D Div.1,2

Marco Di Rao Marotta

Thermal Systems Business of Europe,
DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS S.p.A.

Sinnosuke Hayashi

Basis Electronic Technology Unit, Electronics Business Unit, DENSO CREATE INC.

Terutaka Kageyama

Sales Engineering

Yasushi Mukai

Human Resources Div., Corporate Communications Div., Legal Div., General Admin. Div., Plant General Administration

Katsuhiko Takeuchi

Diesel Systems Business Unit,
Gasoline Systems Business Unit,
Engine Components Business Unit

Tomoyuki Arakawa

New Business Promotion Div.

Kazuoki Matsugatani

Engineering of Europe

Katsuhiko Sugito

Machinery & Tools Div., Parts Eng. Div.,
Parts Mfg. Div., FA Business Unit

• Newly-appointed

 

Changes of Members of the Board and Audit & Supervisory Board Member
DENSO decided the following changes of members of the Board and the members on its Audit & Supervisory board. This changes will be effective after the 94th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2017.:

The following will resign as from members of the Board:

  • Masahiko Miyaki
  • Michio Adachi
  • Satoshi Iwata
  • Masahiko Ito

Noriyuki Matsushima will be appointed as member of the Audit & Supervisory Board.

Tsutomu Saito will resign as member of the Audit & Supervisory Board.   

 

DENSO’s New Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board
 as of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, 2017

Board of Directors                         *Representative,  **Outside

Title

Name

*Chairman

Nobuaki Katoh

*Vice Chairman

Koji Kobayashi

*President & CEO

Koji Arima

*Executive Vice President

Haruya Maruyama

Yasushi Yamanaka

Hiroyuki Wakabayashi

Member of the Board

Yoshikazu Makino

George Olcott**

Takashi Nawa**

 

Audit & Supervisory Board Members                                      **Outside

Title

Name

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Masato Iwase

Atsuhiko Shimmura

Moritaka Yoshida**

Tsutomu Saito**

 Noriyuki Matsushima**

• Newly-appointed

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 U.S. chief seeks partners

In the News

Things are changing at DENSO, the auto industry's No. 2 supplier. The Toyota-affiliated producer of air conditioning and powertrain parts is preparing for the autonomous-driving age by forming partnerships with companies in emerging technologies.

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DENSO Releases Guide to Small Assembly Robot Controllers

In the News

DENSO Robotics has released a free, six-page guide, titled, “Small Assembly Robots: Evaluating Controllers.”

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DENSO Announces Third-quarter Financial Results

Press Releases

KARIYA (Japan) –DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the nine months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 3,311.5 billion yen (US$28.4 billion), an 1.8 percent decrease from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 247.5 billion yen (US$2.1 billion), an 1.8 percent increase from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 190.9 billion yen (US$1.6 billion), a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous year.

“Despite the production volume increase and sales expansion, DENSO’s revenue decreased due to appreciation of the yen. Despite the appreciation of the yen, operating profit increased due to the production volume, cost reduction efforts and improved other income /expenses. ,” said Yasushi Matsui, executive director of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, despite the impact of the exchange rate, the production volume increase led to an increase in revenue to 1,982.2 billion yen (US$17.0 billion), a 0.8 percent increase from the previous year. The impact of the exchange rate of export sales led to an operating profit of 106.9 billion yen (US$917.3 million), a 15.5 percent decrease from the previous year.

In North America, despite an increase in car production and sales expansion, boosted by the steady economic growth, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 781.6 billion yen (US$6.7 billion), a 5.6 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled 43.4 billion yen (US$373.0 million), a 35.1 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, despite car production increase and sales expansion due to the moderate recovery of the market, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 416.9 billion yen (US$3.6billion), a 5.4 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled to 14.3 billion yen (US$122.8  million), a 33.5 percent increase from the previous year.

In Asia, despite the increase of car production and sales expansion, impact of exchange rate resulted in a revenue decrease of 839.8 billion yen (US$7.2 billion), a 4.9 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, an operating profit totaled 80.5 billion yen (US$691.1 million), a 9.6 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 46.9 billion yen (US$402.5 million), a 2.1 percent increase from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 4.0 billion yen (US$34.4 million).

“Considering the financial results of the third quarter, as well as the change in foreign exchange difference occurred in the third quarter, we have decided to revise the original forecast for the full-year financial results,” said Matsui.
(Foreign exchange rates used for the full-year are: US$= 106 yen, Euro= 117 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017

Full-Year Forecast
(Original)

Full-Year Forecast
(Revised)

Revenue

4,380.0 billion yen
[US$37.6 billion]

4,440.0 billion yen
[US$38.1 billion]

Operating profit

290.0 billion yen
[US$2.5 billion]

298.0 billion yen
[US$2.6 billion]

Profit before income taxes

310.0 billion yen
[US$2.7 billion]

323.0 billion yen
[US$2.8 billion]

Profit attributable to owners of the parent company

204.0 billion yen
[US$1.8 billion]

214.0 billion yen
[US$1.8 billion]

 

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/

(Notes)
The above forecasts are created based on the information obtained by the date of this announcement and the actual results may differ due to various causes in the future.
U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 116.49 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market December 30, 2016. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.

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Battle Creek’s Largest Employer Opens Doors to Wellness at New DENSO Family Health Center

Press Releases

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO will strengthen its commitment to the health and wellness of employees and their families as it celebrates opening the newest DENSO Family Health Center (DFHC) at DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) today.

“We are focused on being an employer of choice and this expansion fits well with our company philosophy to offer amenities that help make employees’ lives easier,” said Andris Staltmanis, DMMI president. “Our goals with the health center are to better manage the company’s rising healthcare costs, pass some savings on to our employees and provide employees and their families with convenient access to high quality health services.”

DENSO Family Health Center Uses Patient Centered Medical Home Approach
The new center uses the Patient Centered Medical Home approach to providing comprehensive healthcare, which is meant to strengthen the healthcare provider-patient relationship; providing whole-person, coordinated care, enhancing the healthcare experience and outcomes through better communication. The center offers easy access to care and encourages active patient participation in healthcare delivery. DENSO employees and their families will be surrounded by a dedicated team of health professionals working together to meet individual healthcare needs.

“DENSO is proud to lead in this trend to provide a more comprehensive approach to healthcare,” Staltmanis said. “Having a family health center on site will make it easy for our employees to stay proactive with their health and help manage chronic conditions if needed through quick access to primary care.”

Employer healthcare centers are a fast-growing employee benefit trend. In addition to occupational health services offered in many of its North American facilities, DENSO also provides onsite access and coordinated care for employees and their families at a Family Health Center in Maryville, Tenn. and a clinic in Athens, Tenn.

DENSO purchased an adjoining building on Wayne Road in Battle Creek in 2015 to house a North Logistics Center to serve its expanding customer base in North America. The five-acre, 215,000+ square-foot facility had 10,000 square-feet of existing office space that underwent a full renovation to become the DENSO Family Health Center. The facility opens for business on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

The health center will be staffed with a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physical therapist, nurse and other medical professionals. Employees and their family members age 12 and older who are covered by a DENSO health plan are eligible to use the DFHC, but usage is voluntary.

DENSO employees and eligible family members can access key services such as –

  • Primary care
  • Well and sick visits
  • Physicals
  • Chronic condition management
  • Immunizations
  • Lab work
  • Physical therapy and other occupational health services.

The health center is operated and staffed by Premise Health, a leading worksite health and patient engagement company. The DENSO Family Pharmacy, also operated by Premise Health, opened in 2005 and will move to the Wayne Road location, centralizing convenient, affordable services.

The DENSO Family Health Center is the company’s latest investment in associate health and welfare, complementing the DENSO Family Pharmacy, onsite recreation center, Omni Credit Union branch, dining center, and extras including paid uniforms, work shoes, safety glasses, tuition assistance and technical training.

Starting production in 1986, DMMI is the lead production facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center and the largest employer in Battle Creek, Mich. with more than 3,000 employees. DMMI manufactures automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, including condensers, radiators, CRFMs (condenser, radiator, and fan modules), heater cores, evaporators and HVAC units. The Battle Creek campus has more than 1.38 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and administrative floor space in six buildings on more than 100 acres of land. It is the largest facility in Fort Custer Industrial Park.

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/

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DENSO Contributes $25,000 to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief in Tenn. and N.C.

Press Releases

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – The DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF) today announced it is making a $25,000 contribution to the American Red Cross disaster fund to help respond to the Gatlinburg, Tenn. wildfires, the Athens, Tenn. tornado, and Greenville, N.C. flooding.

“Our thoughts go out to those impacted by the disasters in Tennessee and North Carolina,” said Mike Brackett, member of the DENSO North America Foundation Board of Directors and senior vice president of Corporate Services at DENSO’s Maryville, Tenn., facility. “As a strong community partner and supporter, DENSO is pleased to make a donation to help our communities during this time of need.”

Employees from DENSO’s Athens and Maryville, Tenn. locations volunteered to work with the American Red Cross to help with wildfire and tornado clean-up efforts. In addition, employees from these locations teamed up to sell t-shirts to collect donations totaling $20,000 so far.

One of the core principles of the DENSO foundation is to provide disaster relief grants through the American Red Cross and other local agencies to aid persons and communities in which DENSO operates. Founded in 2001, DNAF is a registered 501(c)3 corporate foundation dedicated to helping students advance their education in engineering, technology and other related programs.

DENSO is also encouraging its employees, friends or family to make a donation to the American Red Cross to help support its efforts. Click here to donate.

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 showcases new employee health center

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Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. unveiled its new health facility Thursday in a ceremony capping off years of work toward the project.

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Denso Partners with CDTi on PowerEdge Line of Emissions Control Products

In the News

Denso Products showcased a new line of PowerEdge aftermarket emissions control products at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas this week.

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DENSO Announces North American Executive Personnel Changes

Press ReleasesSenior Management Announcement

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

Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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 changes its recruiting as needs widen

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Last year DENSO fell short of its North American talent recruitment targets. So this year the mega-supplier is pulling out all the stops.

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DENSO to use North American International Auto Show as recruiting tool

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DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, plans to open a recruiting center at Cobo Center in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show.

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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

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Denso International America Inc. has opened a new research and development lab at the University of Michigan, the supplier announced Tuesday morning at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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DENSO to invest in safety research, students at U-M lab

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DENSO, one of the world's largest auto suppliers, will open a new research and development lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Southfield-based company announced this morning at the Detroit auto show.

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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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Vacuum cleaner shoes show up at CES because why not

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Given that CES 2017 is the world's biggest tradeshow for tech, you're bound to see some quirky stuff. And lo, we did -- in the form of a vacuum shoe from Japanese auto company DENSO.

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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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DENSO Sponsors NHRA Drag Racer Clay Millican; Appearance Scheduled for North American International Auto Show

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DENSO Sponsors NHRA Drag Racer Clay Millican to help promote DENSO’s Road Safety Efforts in North America

DENSO Investment Director to Meet with Tech Startups at CES for Future Investments

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Global automotive supplier DENSO is making its director of Corporate Ventures, Tony Cannestra, available to meet with early-stage technology startups at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. DENSO is in Booth #5431 in North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

In the past two years, DENSO has invested in five technology startups to advance efforts in autonomous driving, connected vehicles, human machine interface (HMI), and artificial intelligence. DENSO is aggressively looking to invest in new partner companies working on technologies that benefit the automotive industry and ultimately, society as a whole.

“By continuing to build on our significant achievements in safety, autonomous drive systems, environmental technologies, and augmented reality, we are making great progress toward a smarter, safer and more convenient world,” said Cannestra.

Cannestra will be available for 20-minute meetings at the DENSO booth from 12 – 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. DENSO wants to talk with companies that focus on: autonomous driving, connected vehicle, auto cyber security, Internet of Things, industrial robotics and mobility as a service. Companies that meet DENSO’s criteria will have the opportunity to pitch their products and technologies as well as seek insight from Cannestra based on his years of experience as a venture capitalist. Startups should plan on a brief, casual conversation and bring background on their company to explain their technologies.  To see if you meet the criteria and to schedule an appointment with Cannestra, please visit this site http://www.densocorp-na.com/CESstartups/

Examples of recent DENSO investments include ThinCI, a vision processing startup developing innovative deep learning technology; Trilumina, a semiconductor laser startup, and Peloton Technology, a connected and automated vehicle technology company dedicated to improving the safety and efficiency of the U.S. trucking industry and other global automotive markets.

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/

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Holographics, robotics, and virtual reality top DENSO’s technology displays at CES 2017

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Holographics, robotics, and virtual reality top DENSO’s technology displays at CES 2017

Quality meets community at DENSO Manufacturing Canada in Guelph, Ontario

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Guelph, Ontario – DENSO Manufacturing Canada took its commitment to quality into the community today in a move that will definitely land them on Santa’s Nice List.

A recent quality initiative at DENSO Manufacturing Canada in Guelph, ON will benefit more than customers and employees. It will put something very special under the tree for 37 local children. During the past few months, employee teams participated in quality and safety initiatives to earn four parts of a child’s bicycle. Then, teams assembled the bikes – under the supervision of a qualified mechanic –so they can be donated to the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition.

“The DENSO spirit is all about collaboration, challenge and teamwork so it was natural – and fun – to rethink the quality challenge to benefit the community at this time of year,” said Rich vanOorschot, President DENSO Manufacturing Canada. “We’re growing in Guelph and so is our community engagement.”

Brendan Johnson, Executive Director of the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition, received the bikes today and will lead the distribution to selected families across the city. He said “Bicycles mean freedom, adventure and fun but not everyone in our community has a bike – especially a new one. This is such a wonderful, welcome and powerful surprise!”

A former bike shop employee himself, Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie was also on hand for the DENSO event. These are just the types of partnerships he likes to see. “Hats off to DENSO employees for using their skills to build brand-new bikes, then donating them to children just in time for the holiday season,” he said. “This is a terrific example of giving back to our community. Thank you DENSO!”

About DENSO
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.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. 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 headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

In Canada, DENSO employs more than 700 people at its manufacturing plant in Guelph, ON, and Sales office in Mississauga, ON. In Guelph, DENSO manufactures automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, radiators, condensers, engine fans and engine cooling modules for its North American customers. For more information, visit www.densocorp-na.com. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.

About the Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition
The Guelph Neighbourhood Support Coalition is a charitable organization that supports Neighbourhood Groups all across the City of Guelph. The coalition also has the super support of 10 amazing partner organizations. The vision of the GNSC is to create a healthy, safe community where everyone feels at home. This happens through programs and services offered at the neighbourhood level. This year over 260 programs will be delivered to over 35,000 people. This happens through the over 1500 volunteers who gift 40,000 hours of their time and expertise.

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University of Michigan-Dearborn students help shape the vehicle of the future by participating in DENSO’s MDrive car share study

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – University of Michigan-Dearborn students will help shape the future of mobility by participating in MDrive, a car sharing study announced by DENSO International America, Inc. today. DENSO, a global automotive supplier, with support from Detroit-based NextEnergy, an accelerator of advanced energy and mobility technologies, 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.

“DENSO is helping drive the future of mobility solutions through this research and testing in a real-world environment,” said Michael Bima, a lead engineer in the North American Research and Engineering Center at DENSO International America. “Our goal is to learn more about what technoloigies are most needed in car share vehicles of the future. And this will help us collect user feedback to design products for the car sharing market.”

Thirty pre-selected students attending the University of Michigan-Dearborn and living at The Union at Dearborn will have access to a set of three Ford Focus Electric vehicles. Participants will reserve, share, and use these vehicles on a daily basis to run errands, meet friends for dinner or even catch a concert downtown in exchange for feedback on their driving and sharing experience.

Phase one of DENSO’s study will focus on car sharing with a small group of users at one location where the vehicles are returned to a set location. Current car sharing programs have been open to the general public and allow for one-way trips. DENSO is the first to gather user feedback and study the need for car share-specific technologies for people who live, work and frequent one location. DENSO will present the study results at the 2017 SAE World Congress.

“MDrive is a great opportunity for University of Michigan-Dearborn students to participate in an eco-friendly, alternative transportation option on campus,” said Chancellor Daniel Little. “Our students will be one of the few who have the potential to influence the new technology decision-making process for vehicle sharing products, services and business models.”

The vehicles will be stationed at The Union at Dearborn where three parking spots with charging stations were installed by DENSO. Students will reserve an available vehicle through a custom third-party reservation app and are free to travel without limitations within the continental United States. Along the way, real-time data will be collected through on-board diagnostics equipment and on-board cameras will capture video of the user experience while the car is running. Following each trip, users will complete short surveys and participate in weekly discussion boards to provide suggestions for improving car sharing vehicles of the future.

“MDrive is a great example of a collaboration to advance mobility research that will ultimately accelerate the mass development and adoption of mobility technologies and solutions,” said Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy, which worked alongside DENSO to develop and manage the program, collect survey data, and engage students.

About DENSO
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.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. 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 headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

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UM-Dearborn students part of car-sharing study

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About 30 University of Michigan Dearborn students are part of a new Denso Corp. car-sharing study that will focus on helping design an electric vehicle specifically for people who live, work or visit one location.

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DENSO to Launch Joint Research on Multithreaded CPU Cores with Imagination Technologies

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced that it and Imagination Technologies (LSE: IMG) (hereinafter “Imagination”), headquartered in Hertfordshire, UK, are undertaking joint research on hardware multithreading that enables a processor (CPU) to execute multiple processes concurrently. The companies agree that this technology can provide an advantage for next-generation in-vehicle electronic systems.

With recent developments in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving technologies, various in-vehicle components and functions have been computerized to ensure integrated control, and many computers (electronic control units or ECUs) have been built into vehicles. In general, LSIs (large-scale integrated circuits, which are a type of semiconductor device) incorporate two or more CPUs, and so the required performance of CPUs has become increasingly complex.

Imagination develops and licenses intellectual property for semiconductor system-on-a-chip*1 devices (SoC IP cores), and has world-class multithreading technologies that are integrated into its MIPS CPUs. DENSO has decided to launch a joint research programme with Imagination in order to implement multithreading more efficiently for interconnections between ECUs in particular.

DENSO has been developing technologies and products to help create a society free from traffic accidents. Based on these technologies, DENSO will continue to contribute to building a safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world, not just for drivers and pedestrians.

*1: A design technique for integrated circuits to integrate necessary functions on semiconductor chips

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 DENSO in North America:
In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. 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 headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan. 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 looks at whole picture for safety, thermal, interface systems

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Auto supplier DENSO International America Inc. reinvests about 9 percent of its net sales in research and development.

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DENSO Launches VehicleMRI at 2016 AAPEX

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a subsidiary of leading global automotive supplier DENSO International America, Inc., announced its new vehicle inspection tool, VehicleMRI, at the 2016 Automotive Aftermarket Parts Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The web-based application, which will be available in 2017, reflects DENSO’s increasing involvement in vehicle diagnostics as the company expands its role as a trusted supplier of top-quality aftermarket products, services and technology.

Developed by EASE Diagnostics, a DENSO subsidiary, VehicleMRI is a precision tool for inspecting and analyzing automotive electronic systems and pinpointing hidden problems beyond typical check-engine-light issues with maximum accuracy. VehicleMRI outperforms conventional Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD2) scanners by running a comprehensive check of all systems, identifying out-of-date system software, testing the vehicle’s battery, evaluating hundreds of key data points in minutes, and generating a complete report that can be viewed online and saved as a downloadable file.

VehicleMRI requires minimal training and equips repair centers and technicians with the detailed information needed to ensure their customers get the best service. The easy-to-use, web-based program makes it convenient to access the vehicle’s history from almost anywhere.

VehicleMRI is among the company’s pioneering products featured at AAPEX 2016. AAPEX is the premier trade show for the $356 billion global aftermarket industry. This year’s three-day event is expected to draw more than 160,000 automotive professionals – retailers, warehouse distributors, jobbers, technicians, buyers, industry leaders and innovators – from more than 140 countries.

For more information on DENSO’s new VehicleMRI System, as well as its full line of aftermarket automotive products, visit the DENSO booth (#2226) near the entrance inside the main hall. Additional information about DENSO products and services is available at www.densoautoparts.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 Returns as Title Sponsor of 2017 NHRA Las Vegas Nationals

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Building on its successful partnership with the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. announces its return as title rights sponsor of next year’s DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals in Las Vegas. The weekend event will be held March 31-April 2, 2017, at The Strip at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals is the fourth of 24 races in the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Based on the tremendous response it has received as a supporting sponsor of the full 2016 circuit, DENSO is also proud to renew its sponsorship for the 2017 season.

“NHRA shares our values of excellence and innovation,” said Larry Fidance, manager of Marketing for DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., who announced the 2017 partnership with NHRA at the 2016 Automotive Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. “We’re thrilled to build on our relationships with this outstanding organization and its teams to showcase DENSO sparks plugs as a championship product the pros rely on at the track and motorists depend on every day.”

DENSO spark plugs have powered top teams in nearly all of the drag racing classes throughout the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello series, which ends Nov. 10-13 with the NHRA Finals in Pomona, Calif. At every race, fans have flocked to the midway to purchase DENSO’s premium Iridium TT, Iridium Power and Iridium Racing spark plugs and learn more about the superior performance, durability and fuel economy of all DENSO spark plugs. Millions of automotive enthusiasts have also engaged with DENSO on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube during the season.

For nearly half a century, DENSO, a leading global automotive supplier, has sponsored world-class motor sports, including NHRA, NASCAR, Formula One, World Rally Championship and Super GT races. DENSO spark plugs, alternators, radiators and engine management systems are among the precision original equipment and replacement auto parts widely used by professional racing teams on every circuit around the globe.

From 100,000 miles to 150 mph, DENSO has spark plugs to meet the needs of every driver. For more information, visit http://densoautoparts.com/spark-plugs.

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 Announces First-half Financial Results

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KARIYA (Japan) ?DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017:

  • Consolidated revenue totaled 2,176.9 billion yen (US$21.5 billion), an 2.3 percent decrease from the previous year.
  • Consolidated operating profit totaled 142.7 billion yen (US$1.4 billion), a 3.6 percent decrease from the previous year.
  • Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 97.5 billion yen (US$964.1 million), a 13.8 percent decrease from the previous year.

“Despite the production volume increase and the growth in sales, DENSO’s revenue and operating profit decreased due to the appreciation of the yen,” said Koji Arima, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation.

In Japan, despite the impact of the exchange rate, the production volume increase led to an increase in revenue to 1,292.3 billion yen (US$12.8 billion), an 0.7 percent increase from the previous year. The impact of the exchange rate of export sales led to an operating profit of 52.6 billion yen (US$519.8 million), a 26.4 percent decrease from the previous year.

In North America, despite an increase in car production and sales expansion, boosted by the steady economic growth, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 516.6 billion yen (US$5.1 billion), a 7.3 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled 29.5 billion yen (US$291.9 million), a 18.3 percent increase from the previous year.

In Europe, despite car production increase and sales expansion due to the moderate recovery of the market, impact of exchange rate led to a decrease in revenue to 280.2 billion yen (US$2.8billion), an 5.1 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, the operating profit totaled to 9.3 billion yen (US$92.5  million), a 50.9 percent increase from the previous year.

In Asia, despite the increase of car production and sales expansion, impact of exchange rate resulted in a revenue decrease of 539.3 billion yen (US$5.3 billion), a 6.3 percent decrease from the previous year. As a result of the increase in production volume, an operating profit totaled 46.1 billion yen (US$456.1 million), a 9.1 percent increase from the previous year.

In other areas, mainly the South American region, including Brazil and Argentina, revenue totaled 30.5 billion yen (US$301.9 million), an 5.4 percent decrease from the previous year. The operating profit totaled 1.7 billion yen (US$17.1 million).

“Considering the market trend, we have decided to revise the original forecasts for the full-year financial results,” said Arima.
(Foreign exchange rates used for the full-year are: US$= 105 yen, Euro= 117 yen)

Forecast for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017

Full-Year Forecast
(Original)

Full-Year Forecast
(Revised)

Revenue

4,400.0 billion yen
[US$43.5 billion]

4,380.0 billion yen
[US$43.3 billion]

Operating profit

284.0 billion yen
[US$2.8 billion]

290.0 billion yen
[US$2.9 billion]

Profit before income taxes

310.0 billion yen
[US$3.1 billion]

310.0 billion yen
[US$3.1 billion]

Profit attributable to owners of the parent company

203.0 billion yen
[US$2.0 billion]

204.0 billion yen
[US$2.0 billion]

 

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 DENSO
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 and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. 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 headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan. 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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(Notes)
The above forecasts are created based on the information obtained by the date of this announcement and the actual results may differ due to various causes in the future.

U.S. dollar amounts have been translated, for convenience only, at the rate of 101.12 yen = US$1, the approximate exchange rate prevailing in the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market September 30, 2016. Billion is used in the American sense of one thousand million.

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DENSO announced as corporate sponsor of Detroit-based NextEnergy venture services program

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DETROIT– NextEnergy, one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced technologies, is partnering with global automotive supplier DENSO in an effort to accelerate the implementation and commercialization of advanced mobility and smart city technologies.

“DENSO is excited and proud to be sponsoring NextEnergy,” said Tony Cannestra, the Director of Corporate Ventures for DENSO International America.  “We believe that working with NextEnergy to expand our knowledge of startup companies in the Midwest will be very valuable to DENSO’s external innovation efforts.  In addition to that, NextEnergy’s commitment to clean energy advancement is an excellent fit to DENSO’s long-term corporate goal of pursuing eco-friendly partnerships.”

As part of the partnership, DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM) becomes a corporate sponsor of NextEnergy’s venture services program, and NextEnergy will serve as a strategic advisor to DIAM’s Corporate Venture Group, which is based in San Jose, California. In addition to early insight on new technologies as they are being developed, the partnership will provide DENSO with networking, startup engagement and other relationship-building opportunities as well as an avenue for potential investments in NextEnergy clients.

“Collaboration for the purpose of accelerating technologies is the core of what we do,” said Jean Redfield, president and CEO of NextEnergy. “As part of our partnership with DENSO, we’re striving to help them meet their business goals by providing first-hand knowledge of collaboration opportunities with NextEnergy clients and technologies.”

This corporate sponsorship aligns with DENSO’s corporate environmental policy and action planto help resolve environmental and energy issues and conduct business in harmony with nature. DENSO’s ECO VISION policy, which was first launched in 1997, has been in place for nearly 20 years.

About NextEnergy:
Founded in 2002 as 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, NextEnergy is one of the nation’s leading accelerators of advanced energy and transportation technologies, businesses and industries. NextEnergy drives technology demonstration and commercialization; delivers industry and venture development services; and provides an authoritative voice in the public sector. Since its inception, NextEnergy has helped attract more than $1.5 billion of new investment, including programs in excess of $160 million in which NextEnergy has directly participated. For more information, visit nextenergy.org.

About DENSO
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 and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. 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 headquarters is located in Southfield, Michigan. 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, Gridsmart demonstrate traffic safety technology

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Gridsmart Technologies and DENSO International America demonstrated Thursday how each company's technology can work together to create safer traffic flow through intersections.

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DENSO Improves Performance of In-vehicle Vision Sensors*

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KARIYA (Japan) – DENSO Corporation today announced that the image sensors provided by Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has helped DENSO improve the performance of its in-vehicle vision sensors* and can now detect pedestrians during night conditions. This improvement helps strengthen DENSO’s suite of Advanced Driver Assistant systems used to help prevent traffic accidents.

Traffic accidents occurring at night often involve pedestrians and can cause severe injury. The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) followed in Europe and Japan, is considering including night-time pedestrians within the scope of collision avoidance in its safety performance evaluation standards for automatic braking systems. The newly developed vision sensors will help meet this new safety requirement.

Sony’s highly sensitive image sensors, which are also used in surveillance and other monitoring devices, enable cameras to take clear images of objects even at night. DENSO has improved the quality of Sony’s image sensors in terms of ease of installation, heat resistance, vibration resistance, etc. to be used in vehicle-mounted vision sensors. DENSO has also used Sony’s image signal processors (ISPs) for noise reduction and optimization of camera exposure parameters to better recognize and take clearer images of pedestrians at night.

Sony holds the largest share of the global image sensor market. Its image sensors are used in a wide variety of products including digital cameras, smartphones, and other home electronics.

DENSO is developing technologies and products to help create a society free from traffic accidents. Based on these, DENSO will continue to contribute to building a safe and secure automotive society for all people around the world, not just for drivers and pedestrians.

* Vision Sensors
Vision sensors are used with cameras to detect white lines on roads and objects ahead.

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 DENSO in North America: 
In North America, DENSO employs more than 23,000 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 15,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Alabama 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 Named 2016 OE Supplier of the Year by Pronto

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LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., captured the National Pronto Association’s 2016 Original Equipment (OE) Supplier of the Year Award at the aftermarket buyer group’s recent Fall Membership Meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. The honor marks the ninth time in 10 consecutive years DENSO has earned the prestigious award.

“The OE Supplier Award is a tremendous honor that speaks to the valued partnership we have with the Pronto organization and its members,” said Jose Ramirez, manager of Aftermarket Sales. “Each time we receive it, we redouble our efforts to earn it again.”

The superior quality of DENSO automotive products, outstanding customer service – including filling orders quickly and reliably – and low defective rate are among the reasons DENSO once again rose to the top of the National Pronto Association’s OE supplier list. The group represents nearly 100 member distributors serving thousands of auto parts stores and service centers daily whose customers routinely ask for DENSO brand products by name.

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 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.

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/.

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DENSO and Toshiba Agree to Develop Artificial Intelligence Technology, Deep Neural Network-IP, for Next-generation Image Recognition Systems

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KARIYA and TOKYO (Japan) – DENSO Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have reached a basic agreement to jointly develop an artificial intelligence technology called Deep Neural Network-Intellectual Property (DNN-IP), which will be used in image recognition systems which have been independently developed by the two companies to help achieve advanced driver assistance and automated driving technologies.

DNN, an algorithm modeled after the neural networks of the human brain, is expected to perform recognition processing as accurately as, or even better than the human brain. To achieve automated driving, automotive computers need to be able to identify different road traffic situations including a variety of obstacles and road markings, availability of road space for driving, and potentially dangerous situations. In image recognition based on conventional pattern recognition and machine learning, objects that need to be recognized by computers must be characterized and extracted in advance.

In DNN-based image recognition, computers can extract and learn the characteristics of objects on their own, thus significantly improving the accuracy of detection and identification of a wide range of objects.

Because of the rapid progress in DNN technology, the two companies plan to make the technology flexibly extendable to various network configurations. They will also make the technology able to be implemented on in-vehicle processors that are smaller, consume less power, and feature other optimizations.

DENSO has been developing DNN-IP for in-vehicle applications. By accelerating the process to commercialize DNN-IP through the joint development and incorporating DNN-IP in in-vehicle cameras, DENSO will develop high-performance, advanced driver assistance and automated driving systems, and continue to contribute to building a safe and secure automotive society for people around the world, not just for drivers and pedestrians.

In addition to its conventional image processing technologies, Toshiba will partition this jointly developed DNN-IP technology into dedicated hardware components and implement them on its in-vehicle image recognition processors to improve their image processing performance and enable them to process images using less power than image processing systems with digital signal processors (DSPs) or graphics processing units (GPUs).

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.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/

About Toshiba Corporation
Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energythat sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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