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DENSO Honors Japanese Heritage and Longtime Canadian Presence by Sponsoring the 2019 Japan Festival CANADA

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (Aug. 23, 2019)DENSO Sales Canada, Inc., an automotive sales and aftermarket distribution unit in DENSO, is a Gold Corporate Sponsor of the 2019 Japan Festival CANADA. The annual festival, which is the largest Japanese cultural event in North America, promotes Japan’s contemporary and traditional culture, food, technology and fashion. This year’s event, held August 24-25, 2019, in Mississauga, Ontario, is focused on celebrating 90 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Canada.

DENSO was founded in 1949 in Kariya, Japan, but the company also has a long and rich history in Canada. That history begins almost fifty years ago when DENSO established DENSO Sales Canada in Mississauga to focus on aftermarket sales. As it happens, Kariya and Mississauga have been sister cities for decades. After the creation of DENSO Sales Canada, DENSO built a thermal manufacturing facility in Guelph, Ontario, which just celebrated 20 years of advancing mobility and providing quality jobs to the local community.

Today, DENSO Sales Canada is a vital facet of DENSO’s distribution and customer service operations, and the Guelph facility employs more than 600 employees who support the production of important products like HVAC units, radiators, condensers, engine fans and cooling modules. DENSO also opened the Montréal Innovation Lab earlier this year to accelerate R&D in advanced areas, such as artificial intelligence, within the automotive industry.

“DENSO has had a strong presence and deep commitment to Canada and its local communities for much time now. As a global mobility supplier with Japanese roots, we’re proud to support an event that celebrates the close cultural and business ties between these two great nations,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American headquarters.

To learn more about the programming and attractions that can be found at Japan Festival CANADA 2019, please visit japanfestivalcanada.com.

For Canadians and other professionals interested in developing and delivering the highest quality products and services to enhance mobility, go to densocareers.com.

About DENSO

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

 

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DENSO Provides Southfield Public Schools with Needed Supplies during Annual “Stuff the Bus” Program

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (Aug. 15, 2019) – Even though it still feels like summer, back-to-school time is right around the corner. To help students hit the books once again, DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today that its 8th annual “Stuff the Bus” program donated more than 4,000 items for school supplies to nearly 5,800 students in the Southfield school district. In eight years, DENSO employees have donated over 40,000 items to Southfield schools, ranging from crayons to calculators.

“DENSO is a company that is truly committed to the communities where our employees work and live. Whether it’s donating school supplies, sponsoring free admission at museums or supporting adult education programs, we want to provide the tools and resources to positively influence our employees and community members in North America and beyond,” said Melissa Smith, community affairs lead at DENSO.

On Thursday, August 15, from 12:30 – 2 pm, Southfield Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Green, along with other district representatives, will be on-site at DENSO for an event designed to thank those who donated, as well as to collect the much-needed supplies, including pencils, markers, folders, rulers, notebooks, calculators, backpacks and more.

During “recess” on Thursday, in addition to food and treats, DENSO will host games and activities – parachute, cornhole, lawn Jenga, and more – to celebrate the end of summer and inspire a back-to-school mindset. Employees were encouraged to submit the name of any deserving K-12 teacher to be entered in a random drawing for a $100 gift card, also donated by DENSO.

“We thank DENSO for providing our students with the supplies they need to start the school year off right,” said Dr. Jennifer Green. “We look forward to continuing our partnership to help our students succeed both in school and beyond.”

To learn more about working at DENSO, go to densocareers.com.

About DENSO

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.

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DENSO Launches its First Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., (Aug. 14, 2019)DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today it is investing $1.42 million to launch a Smart Mobility Ecosystem in Dublin, Ohio, designed to enhance transportation. In the project, DENSO is working with a coalition of municipal, state, business and academic partners to test and implement infrastructure technologies, create value-added mobility services, and gather previously untapped data that are vital to increasing road and pedestrian safety and reducing travel times. This initiative supports DENSO’s long-term policy to create new value for advanced mobility, and boosts its expansion into software-based solutions as it explores new business domains and new customers.

“Creating smart mobility ecosystems in urban, suburban and rural communities is vital to better understanding how things and people move in different environments and ensuring transportation is as safe, sustainable and efficient as possible,” said Roger Berg, vice president of research and development, North America, DENSO. “In this project, we and our partners are leveraging advanced technologies to improve road infrastructure, better identify traffic patterns, and gather and analyze key data that can ultimately increase safety, reduce congestion and provide better transportation services to a wide range of geographies.”

Mobility is a critical component in communities of all densities and moving toward a more connected society. DENSO aims to be a key resource for new customers in this domain by leading the development of smart mobility ecosystems. These are connected environments that, through wireless devices, cloud computing and a network of sensors, cameras and data, make transportation safer, more sustainable and efficient for those in transit on and around roadways. Such technologies, which are being utilized in Dublin, Ohio, enable collection of real-time traffic data, measurement of transportation patterns, identification of new economic opportunities, optimized governance, and proactive responses to potential issues and crises.

“The City of Dublin has a long history of innovation in service delivery and community development,” said Megan O’Callaghan, City of Dublin Public Works Director. “This collaboration with DENSO demonstrates an important partnership we are actively engaging in to shape the future of smart mobility, which will ultimately make roads safer and more efficient.”

Luke Stedke, managing director for communications at DriveOhio, said, “Ohio is the place to invest in smart mobility technology. By leveraging lessons learned from this research and development project, leaders from across Ohio can make more informed decisions on connected transportation solutions that make our roadways safer.”

DENSO is currently working with the following partners in Ohio to implement its Smart Mobility Ecosystem:

  • The City of Dublin, an innovative municipality that will beta-test a strategically targeted transportation corridor that includes both roundabouts and signalized intersections.
  • The Ohio State University, whose researchers at its Center for Automotive Research will provide a range of smart mobility solutions, including data services and analytics.
  • Connected Signals, creators of predictive V2I technology that makes cars, transit, pedestrians and cyclists safer and more fuel-efficient.
  • DERQ USA, an AI platform developer that integrates with existing traffic and sensor systems and powers real-time advanced analytics and connected vehicle safety applications to help cities and road authorities eliminate road accidents and better manage traffic.
  • No Traffic, an AI-powered traffic signal platform that solves today’s traffic management challenges while preparing cities for the connected and autonomous era.

“We’re incredibly encouraged by DENSO’s investment in the Columbus Region. Their commitment to infrastructure technology will continue to enhance the strong mobility ecosystem and further the innovation capacity in this area, now and in the future,” said Deborah Scherer, Managing Director, Global Trade & Investment at Columbus 2020.

About DENSO

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.   

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