DENSO Wins Medals at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition
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 three gold medals in the Manufacturing Team Challenge, CNC Turning and Mobile Robotics categories at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition. The competition was held in Sao Paulo Brazil, August 11-16.
DENSO Corporation’s President and CEO Koji Arima said, “I am very pleased that our representatives believed in themselves, competed with passion, and achieved excellent results under intense pressure. I appreciate all the people who supported them. Furthermore, I hope they will continue to improve their skills and use those skills to strengthen their manufacturing sections.”
DENSO participants from Japan competed in five categories: Manufacturing Team Challenge; Industrial Control; Mobile Robotics; Plastic Die Engineering, and Industrial Mechanics Millwright. DENSO won the gold medals in the Manufacturing Team Challenge and Mobile Robotics category. Also, for the fifth consecutive time, DENSO employees from subsidiaries outside Japan participated in the event. This year, Kittinan Sornsongkhram from DENSO (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (DNTH) won the gold medal in the CNC Turning category. This was the fourth gold medal received by a participant from one of DENSO’s subsidiaries from outside Japan.
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 1,230 people from 62 countries and regions tested their skills by competing in 50 categories.
DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO employees have won 31 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 14 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 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 nearly 146,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 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.densomediacenter.com.
* DENSO’s Technical Training center is now the technical skill development division of DENSO E&TS Training Center Corporation.