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DENSO Sponsors the 2019 Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 17, 2019) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, is a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s Safe Kids Worldwide Childhood Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon). The event connects hundreds of child injury professionals and empowers them to make a stronger impact in the lives of families around the world.

“Traffic accidents account for approximately 1.25 million fatalities each year, including approximately 500 child fatalities every day,” said Melissa Smith, Community Affairs Lead at DENSO. “Our goal is to help reduce – and eventually eliminate – that number and make our roads and sidewalks safer. We fully support events like PrevCon that focus on preventing injuries amongst children.”

Safe Kids Worldwide is a global nonprofit dedicated to protecting kids from preventable injuries, which are the number one cause of death to children in the United States. Safe Kids’ PrevCon brings together experts and partners in injury prevention to gain practical skills, discover helpful resources and make connections to improve their ability to make a difference in their communities. In 2018, DENSO and Safe Kids Worldwide co-created a comprehensive roadmap, the Road Safety Associate Toolkit, to encourage DENSO employees to spread safe driving habits in the communities where they work and live.

In addition to its sponsorship, Smith will moderate a peer learning session at PrevCon on Saturday, July 20 at 9 a.m. ET, titled, “Artificial Intelligence and Child Safety.” The session will look at how emerging mobility technologies, such as AI, impact child injury prevention and how individuals can leverage advanced solutions to protect children in transit.

“At DENSO, we’re committed to creating and inspiring new value for the future of mobility. Our long-term vision, and goal for 2030, is to enhance mobility, safety and peace of mind while delivering more environmentally sustainable solutions and products,” said Kenichiro Ito, Senior Executive Officer of DENSO Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters. “Working with Safe Kids allows us to realize that goal and create safer communities around the world.”

DENSO will exhibit at PrevCon, July 17-20, 2019, in Washington, D.C., at booths 19 and 20.

About DENSO Corporation

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/.

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 33 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 nearly 60 percent. Working together, we can do much more to protect kids. Join our effort at safekids.org.

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DENSO Focuses on Connected Technology at New Seattle Innovation Lab

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 16, 2019) DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, today celebrated the grand opening of its Seattle Innovation Lab, which will strengthen the company’s development of connected technologies and advance its Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform. The lab supports DENSO’s recent expansion into software-based solutions to complement its hardware expertise, bolsters its North American R&D strategy and helps actualize its long-term plan aimed at creating new value for future mobility. It also furthers DENSO’s exploration of new business domains, like MaaS, to propel its technology development and contribute to better, safer and more sustainable transportation solutions.

“Throughout DENSO’s 70 years, we’ve worked hard to reinvent our solutions and maintain a leadership role in the automotive industry. A large part of that is investing in R&D,” said Yoshifumi Kato, senior executive director, Engineering Research & Development Center, DENSO Corporation.

MaaS involves the integration of various forms of transportation services through connected technologies that are accessible on-demand to travelers. In this area, DENSO is already developing cloud computing technology that collects and analyzes data from carsharing fleets and shares it with mobility service providers via the cloud to help improve fleet management. At DENSO’s Seattle Innovation Lab, the company will collaborate with the city’s many tech companies and universities to further develop its cloud computing technology, including edge computing for automated driving, and speed its platform development for MaaS systems.

“Our Seattle Innovation Lab will play a key role in shaping DENSO’s technology for current and new customers, regionally and around the globe,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters.  “As we continue to innovate in emerging fields, we are changing what is possible for the future of transportation and mobility, and setting the course for how we achieve it.”

The Seattle Innovation Lab is part of DENSO’s global R&D strategy aimed at enhancing the company’s R&D prowess worldwide. The strategy includes the recent opening of a similar Innovation Lab in Montréal, Canada, focused on advanced technology like artificial intelligence (AI), and developmental contributions from DENSO’s other satellite R&D locations in Finland, Israel and San Francisco. In the U.S., specifically, the Seattle Innovation Lab will add to DENSO’s already robust R&D network, which operates within its existing locations.

Bill Foy, senior vice president of engineering at DENSO, said, “DENSO’s advanced R&D approach integrates agile development on a global scale. In North America, we’re partnering with innovative thinkers to execute on technologies and products that will define mobility for years to come.”

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 to Compete in Prestigious WorldSkills Championship Competition

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (July 12, 2019) – DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, announced today that two North American employees were selected to participate in this year’s WorldSkills Championship competition. Adriana Velázquez and Jonathan Hernández will join thousands of young professionals from more than 60 countries as they compete across 56 different skill sets in Kazan, Russia.

Velázquez and Hernández, who began as interns before being hired by DENSO Mexico, are in the process of completing six-month long, advanced intermediate technical training in Japan to prepare for the August competition. Their qualification is evidence of DENSO’s robust internship, co-op and IGNITE programs, and underscores the importance of DENSO’s diversity and inclusion efforts. At the championship, Velázquez will compete in Plastic Die Engineering and Hernández will show his skills in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Milling.

“Having our associates represent DENSO and Mexico at WorldSkills demonstrates how capable our young workforce is,” said José Cepeda, Machinery & Tools and PE at DENSO Mexico. “The objective is not just to compete, but to develop our people’s abilities to reach a higher level of competence, so that when they return they’ll be ready to continue contributing to DENSO and therefore, to society. We’re very proud of our competitors and honored that they are representing DENSO and Mexico as a country.”

Every two years, WorldSkills hosts its world championships, which attracts competitors from all corners of the globe for the chance to win a prestigious medal in their chosen skill. Participants demonstrate their vocational education and training across six skill sectors – Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, and Transportation and Logistics.

“We see how our younger workforce is impacting the future of advanced mobility, and we are honored to have our associates represent DENSO and Mexico at WorldSkills,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters. “The competition is a wonderful opportunity for young professionals to not only represent their companies and countries with pride, but to learn from peers and gain a stronger understanding of skilled trades. At DENSO, we are committed to providing innovative education and training programs to contribute to the development of the technical skills of our associates throughout North America.”

DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO associates have won 32 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 15 bronze medals. For up-to-date news on the competitions, visit here: https://worldskills2019.com/en/media/news/.

For those interested in rewarding and fulfilling career opportunities that help them stand out, 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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