DENSO Announces Engineering Expansion at 65th IAA in Frankfurt, Germany
KARIYA (Japan)― To strengthen its development capabilities in Europe, global automotive supplier DENSO will expand its two engineering centers located in the city of Wegberg and Eching of Germany. A total of approximately € 21 million will be invested by the fiscal year 2015 to add new office buildings and testing equipment at both centers.
“With this expansion, we aim to improve customer service by designing more products locally and offering more market-specific designs,” said Masato (Max) Nakagawa, Head of DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE Engineering Function and Chief Technology Officer. ”We will also contribute to development in other regions by promoting future developments in advanced technological areas in Europe.”
The Aachen Engineering Center in Wegberg and the Munich Engineering Center in Eching are both part of DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of DENSO Corporation.
DENSO is exhibiting at the 65th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sept. 12-22, 2013. DENSO will introduce its latest technologies and products that focus on helping enhance occupant and pedestrian safety, improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions.
DENSO’s main exhibition will feature a future “interactive communication cockpit.” This cockpit will include advanced safety technologies to support driving. It includes a large head-up display that warns the driver of potential risks that are difficult to recognize, and a communication device that informs the driver of upcoming hazards ahead of the vehicle with sound and light.
Exhibits for Safety and Environment:
In the area of safety, DENSO will exhibit active safety systems including an autonomous emergency braking system and a lane departure warning system that install combinations of DENSO’s various sensors such as laser radar, millimeter-wave radar and a vision sensor.
DENSO will also showcase a pedestrian collision detection sensor for the Pop-up Hood that detects collisions more precisely.
In the area of environment, DENSO will exhibit its 250 MPa diesel common rail system that installs i-ART (intelligent-Accuracy Refinement Technology), the world’s first diesel engine control system that controls the injection volume and timing of respective injectors. This system contributes to increased fuel efficiency and cleaner exhaust emissions. DENSO will also display products for hybrid and electric vehicles, such as inverters, battery monitoring units for lithium ion batteries, motor generators, and DC-DC converters, and products relating to stop/start systems, such as the tandem solenoid starter, lithium ion battery packs and cooling storage evaporators.
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 and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
See below for DENSO products and technologies exhibited at the 65th IAA :