Marston House, Otley Road, Shipley
West Yorkshire BD17 7JR
United Kingdom

Contact Information:
+44 – 1274 582 266


DENSO Marston Ltd

Originally founded in 1904 as the Excelsior Motor Radiator Company, DENSO acquired the manufacturing facility in 1989 that was to become DENSO Marston Ltd. After exiting the car market in 2007, DENSO Marston has since focused on manufacturing thermal cooling systems for construction, industrial and agricultural applications.

As the only company outside Japan to be awarded the prestigious “Mother Company” status, DENSO Marston has every facility required to fulfil customer orders and requirements – from product design to delivery and beyond. Having all divisions at one location means DENSO Marston can offer bespoke solutions to customer needs; delivering products of the highest standard.

In line with DENSO’s vision of steadily reducing environmental impact in global production, DENSO Marston has been a zero waste to landfill site since 2009.  Our grounds are also home to the DENSO Marston Nature Reserve, helping to offset carbon emissions whilst also giving something back to the local community.

DENSO has been investing steadily in our Shipley factory to improve logistics, increase production capacity and bring departments even closer together in order to grow with the local economy. Our plans for current and future improvements to our existing location will provide a more cost effective, efficient and greener solution for satisfying both employee and customer demands.



  • Business activities:
    Design, manufacture and sale of: radiators, oil coolers, fuel coolers, charge air coolers, condensers.
  • Incorporated:  1904
  • Managing Director:  Mr. D. Hanson
  • Number of employees:
    590 (as of March 31, 2016)

DENSO in Europe

With over 15,500 associates in 15 countries, DENSO Marston operates as one of around 40 companies in the European region.

Within DENSO Europe we are a unique company – not only due to our specialist product range and “mother company” status, but because DENSO Marston is also at the heart of new production operations in China and the USA. Sharing our knowledge and expertise with these plants means DENSO can continue to supply more products manufactured to the same quality standards our company is renowned for.

It is part of DENSO’s overall vision for operations to adapt to each region while adopting the best attributes of each. Promoting the continued localisation of DENSO companies in to the future will ensure a sustainable, long-term global competitive advantage is achieved.

Careers with DENSO

Because we believe that developing our employees (“Hitozukuri”) is one of the key aspects to consider when growing a business, DENSO Marston offers an assortment of initiatives and incentives for allowing our employees to become fulfilled both professionally and personally.

At DENSO Marston we reward creative and hard work - encouraging career progression as soon as ability allows. Our training and personal development programmes ensure employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to remain amongst the best in the world, with over one third of DENSO Marston employees serving at least 10 years with our company.

As DENSO Marston has R&D, design, production and all supporting departments and facilities on one site, we are able to offer an exciting array of career opportunities within a range of employment roles.

Working for DENSO

Being part of a truly global organisation provides a multitude of benefits for our diverse workforce. Working as part of an international team who take pride in their work, our employees achieve customer satisfaction through the generation of high quality products.

DENSO Marston employees work to ensure the highest manufacturing and environmental standards are always achieved, with our plant holding ISO9001, ISO14001 and TS16949 accreditations.

Many of our employees have increasing travel opportunities as global trading and expansion occurs, with regional and global leadership development programs for managers and senior managers. International networking within the DENSO group allows our staff to learn from each other whilst better understanding a world-wide organisation, culture and market.

Discover DENSO Europe

With over 13,000 people in 15 countries, DENSO Europe is ideally placed to serve all the major European car manufacturers.

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