DENSO’s Technical Center in India Starts Operations
— Increasing product development capability in India —
KARIYA, Japan — DENSO Corporation announced that it started operations of its sixth regional technical center in Gurgaon, India. The new technical center employs about 60 employees and the investment represents approximately 1.5 billion rupees (approximately US$30.9 million). The new technical center, which is a part of DENSO International India Pvt. Ltd. (DIIN), will lead development of automotive powertrains, electric and electronic systems, information and safety systems, small motors, and motorcycle products for vehicle manufacturers in India.
“Transferring product development operations from Japan to India will allow us to quickly respond to both the market and customer needs in India,” said Yasushi Nei, Chairman of DENSO International India Pvt. Ltd. and DENSO’s Executive Director. “In addition, the technical center will support automotive software development in other regions of the world.”
The new technical center has various testing and evaluating equipment, including an engine bench and chassis dynamometer that enables vehicle testing in -30 to 50 degree Celsius environment. Additionally, the center also has materials engineering and an evaluating function to further promote materials procurement in India, in cooperation with procurement divisions at DENSO’s manufacturing companies.
DENSO regards India as one of the most important global markets with high growth potential and the company plans to further increase the technical center’s capabilities to strengthen business operations in the country.
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, electric, 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 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, totaled US$37.7 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.3 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.
In India, DENSO began operations in 1984, and now has six subsidiaries including four production companies, which produce automotive air conditioning systems, fuel injectors, engine ECUs, starters, alternators and other devices. The company employs more than 2,400 people in India. For more information, go to www.denso.co.in.