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DENSO Tests Advanced Driving Support Technology on Public Roads in Japan

July 15, 2014

DENSO Corp. began testing advanced driving support technology on public roads in Aichi Prefecture, Japan this past June. DENSO is testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. Previously, DENSO tested this technology on its test course in Japan. DENSO’s goal with public road testing is to identify, analyze, and solve real-life problems that do not occur on the test course.

DENSO Announces Senior Management Changes

June 19, 2014

DENSO Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting. These changes are effective today.

QR Code Development Team Becomes First Japanese Winner of European Inventor Award

June 17, 2014

DENSO WAVE Incorporated and TOYOTA CENTRAL R&D LABS., INC. announced that the QR Code development team was awarded the Popular Prize, which was selected by popularity vote at the ceremony for the European Inventor Award held in Berlin, Germany.

DENSO Develops a New low cost Fuel Injection System for Small Motorcycles

June 5, 2014

DENSO has developed the world’s first fuel injection system that uses newly developed control technologies, ensuring the same fuel economy and environmental performance as conventional fuel injection systems, thus cutting costs.

DENSO expands in Silicon Valley and in Mexico

Global automotive supplier DENSO is expanding its Silicon Valley, California office to support and promote startup companies.In other expansion news, DENSO celebrated the grand opening of its newest plant in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.

DENSO Announces Year-end Financial Results

April 25, 2014

DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014:
•Consolidated net sales totaled 4,095.9 billion yen (US$39.8 billion), a 14.4 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated operating income totaled 377.7 billion yen (US$3.7 billion), a 44.0 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated net income totaled 287.4 billion yen (US$2.8 billion), a 58.2 percent increase from the previous year.

DENSO receives a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

April 11, 2014

Creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact – the four factors that led to DENSO grabbing hold of a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award. Global automotive supplier DENSO worked with Deere & Company to develop the new G4 diesel common rail fuel system.

This is the first year DENSO received a John Deere’s Supplier Innovation Award. The G4 diesel system has been designed to provide higher fuel pressure, which is critical to emission regulations. This new system allows for improved atomization, which helps reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate material (PM) at the combustion stage.

DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE Sponsorship Announcement

April 9, 2014

DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE has joined ACCELERATION as a sponsor for its first ever season in 2014. ACCELERATION offers a new dimension to motorsports. With 10 events in 10 different countries, this new concept is a multi-day festival with car and bike racing combined with music and dance entertainment.
DENSO has been sponsoring motorsports since 1971. Among many sponsorship programmes, DENSO has supported Panasonic Toyota Racing in Formula 1 not only as corporate sponsor from 2004, but also as a technical partner since 2002, by providing products such as tailor-made cooling components and spark plugs for the team’s V8 engine.
Today, DENSO supports the FIA World Endurance Championship team based at Toyota Motorsport GmbH. The new TS040 HYBRID race car is driven by a DENSO rear motor. In Sweden, DENSO Sales supports Volvo Polestar Racing in the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship.
In addition, DENSO spark plugs are featured in many classes of motor bike racing. The fact that ACCELERATION has car and motor bike racing in the same weekend, makes this new event concept highly appealing for DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE.

DENSO Develops Compact EGR Valve Unit

February 18, 2014

Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed the world’s first integrated air intake throttle valve and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve, halving the size of conventional models and requiring fewer components, thus reducing costs. The new unit will be installed in a diesel passenger vehicle to be sold in Europe from later this year.

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DENSO Announces Third-quarter Financial Results

February 3, 2014

DENSO Corporation today announced its third quarter global financial results for the nine months ending Dec. 31, 2013:

•Consolidated net sales totaled 3,016.6 billion yen (US$28.8 billion), a 17.4 percent increase from the previous year.

•Consolidated operating income totaled 289.9 billion yen (US$2.8 billion), a 54.2 percent increase from the previous year.

•Consolidated net income totaled 225.6 billion yen (US$2.2 billion), a 72.5 percent increase from the previous year.

Introducing the World’s First Electric Refrigerator System for Heavy-duty Trucks Using a Hybrid Unit

January 29, 2014

Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) and DENSO Corporation (DENSO) have jointly developed the world’s first electric refrigerator system for heavy-duty trucks using a hybrid unit. The newly developed electric refrigerator system uses energy generated while driving or regenerated energy from the hybrid unit to operate the refrigerator’s compressor. This substantially reduces the amount of fuel normally used to drive the engine to operate the compressor, thus reducing CO2 emissions as well. Compared to refrigerated trucks that use an auxiliary engine to operate the compressor, the new system is quieter, and contributes to an approximately 150kg weight reduction.

DENSO Develops Highly Standardized Automotive Climate Control Unit

January 21, 2014

The world’s first automotive climate control unit that can be used across vehicle models. Many of the subcomponents such as air mix door, servo motor and blower fan were newly developed, which enabled to reduce the unit’s size by 20 percent compared to DENSO’s conventional model, and significantly standardized the unit. The new smaller, lighter climate control unit with higher performance can also be used in eco-friendly cars. For instance, for stop/start systems, the evaporator in the unit can be replaced with a cold storage evaporator, and for hybrid and electric vehicles the heater core can be replaced with a heat pump air conditioning system. Also by changing the blower fan to two layer structure, to take in external air and circulate internal air simultaneously, the air conditioning system could be used for vehicles with limited heat sources.

DENSO Expands its North American Operations

January 15, 2014

Global automotive supplier DENSO is investing US$10 million and adding 176 new jobs to expand its North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich.
In Tennessee, DENSO will invest approximately US$55 million and add 130 positions at DENSO Manufacturing Athens to expand its gasoline direct injection lines. This is in addition to the $55 million investment and 130 new jobs that DENSO announced last year to localize its gasoline direct injection lines, bringing the total investment to $105 million and 260 new jobs.
The expansion is part of the company’s plan to invest nearly $US1 billion and create 2,000 jobs in North America over a four-year span. Of this, more than $750 million and 1,200 will be in the United States alone.

Korea Fair Trade Commission Announcement Concerning Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act Related to Automotive Components

December 23, 2013

As per the KFTC’s announcement, DENSO Corporation and its subsidiaries, DENSO Korea Automotive Corporation and DENSO Korea Electronics Corporation, were named as the suppliers involved in violation of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act.
However, the DENSO companies were exempted from all of the KFTC’s orders as described above, because they had completely eliminated the conduct that was suspected to be in violation before the commencement of the authority’s investigation and because they applied to the KFTC for the leniency program in regard to suspected illegal conduct related to sales of automotive windshield wiper systems and instrumental panel clusters, which was granted by the KFTC.

DENSO Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Gasoline Injection Business

December 2, 2013

Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation has produced gasoline injection products such as injectors and fuel pumps for over 40 years since 1972. This year, the DENSO Group produced its 900 millionth injector and its 250 millionth fuel pump.
“We now produce gasoline injection products in 10 countries and regions including Japan,” said Michio Adachi, senior executive director of DENSO’s Powertrain Control Systems Business Group. “The company strives to meet market demand for cleaner emissions and better fuel efficiency through the development of advanced technologies and continual improvement of monozukuri (the art of making things).”

DENSO to Exhibit at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show

November 14, 2013

The 2013 show will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center in Japan, and will be open to the public Saturday, Nov. 23 to Sunday, Dec. 1.
To support DENSO’s vision to contribute to an accident-free and eco-friendly society, DENSO’s exhibit theme is “Protecting lives, Preserving the planet, and Preparing a bright future for generations to come.”

DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

October 31, 2013

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2013. Consolidated net sales totaled 1,987.9 billion yen, a 14.7 percent increase from the previous year. Consolidated operating income totaled 192.2 billion yen, a 41 percent increase from the previous year.

WARNING: Members of the international business community have received what appear to be deceptive e-mails from an individual or individuals who identify themselves as representatives of DENSO Manufacturing UK or DENSO Europe. If you do not know the sender, please disregard the e-mail. DENSO asks members of the public to exercise extreme caution before responding to any such e-mails or providing any personal information.

Warning: deceptive e-mail (invoice or purchase order)

October 23, 2013

Members of the international business community have received what appear to be deceptive e-mails from an individual or individuals who identify themselves as representatives of DENSO Manufacturing UK or DENSO Europe. The e-mail mentions an invoice or a purchase order, and mostly is sent to a business e-mail address. If you do not know the sender, please disregard the e-mail.

DENSO asks members of the public to exercise extreme caution before responding to any such e-mails or providing any personal information.

DENSO to exhibit at the 20th ITS World Congress Tokyo 2013

October 15, 2013

KARIYA (Japan) ― Global automotive supplier DENSO is exhibiting at the 20th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems, at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center, October 15 – 18. DENSO is presenting its intelligent transport system (ITS)-related products and technologies mainly in the area of safety, under the theme “Technology to keep people safe wherever they drive — Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety.”

DENSO has developed products and technologies in order to envisage an accident-free society. Based on the technologies it has developed, DENSO will continue to help build an automotive society where all people in the world, including drivers and pedestrians, feel safe and secure.

DENSO and Nagoya University Jointly Develop In-vehicle Battery-based Energy Management System

October 3, 2013

Global automotive supplier DENSO and Nagoya University have developed an in-vehicle battery-based energy management system (EMS), which uses forecasting models of household electricity demand and vehicle use to reduce electricity costs. The EMS coordinates with batteries used in electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles to use their stored electricity to help keep down electricity bills. The system measures power consumption, the amount of power generated by solar panels, vehicle use, and other household characteristics to construct models for forecasting household electricity demand and vehicle use. Based on these estimates, the system controls the charging and discharging of the in-vehicle battery in real time, reducing the amount of power purchased when the rates are high while increasing it when the rates are low to save money on electricity.

DENSO to Acquire 50 Percent Stake in Image Recognition Technology Company ADASENS

September 26, 2013

Global automotive supplier DENSO will acquire a 50 percent stake in ADASENS Automotive GmbH to help accelerate and advance the development of active safety technologies. ADASENS, which is an image recognition technology company, is a group company of FICOSA International, S.A. The transaction is expected to be completed at the end of 2013 following relevant required procedures.

ADASENS develops advanced driver assistance systems; particularly in the area of image recognition technologies using cameras to detect obstacles ahead, behind, and around vehicles. With ADASENS expertise, DENSO will accelerate its development of image recognition technologies that will help reduce driver workload and enhance active safety features to help avoid potential collisions.

UK Minister for Skills, Matthew Hancock MP, visited Telford Manufacturing Partnership and DENSO Manufacturing UK Ltd.

September 16, 2013

The Telford Manufacturing Partnership, which is located within the Telford based facility of Lead Employer, DENSO Manufacturing UK Ltd. (DENSO UK), has secured £1 million of funding through the Employer Ownership of Skills pilot scheme supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said: “DENSO’s facilities are exactly the kind of place where the modern workforce needs to be trained. Using top of the range techniques and equipment will provide a skills base fit to compete in the global race.

“The Government investment of £1 million, matched by DENSO provides a model for how industry can develop training that responds to industrial need.”

DENSO Announces Engineering Expansion at 65th IAA in Frankfurt, Germany

September 3, 2013

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 equipments at both centers.

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 to Exhibit New Technologies at IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. New President and CEO announced.

August 9, 2013

Global automotive supplier DENSO will present its advanced technologies at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show held on September 12-22, 2013. DENSO’s new technologies and products, with a focus on the environment and safety, will be on display in Hall 4.0, booth A04.

The IAA 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show will also be the first European auto show for Yasushi Yamanaka as DENSO regional president and CEO. After 34 years at DENSO Corporation, Yamanaka is taking over European responsibility from Yoshikazu Makino who now is in charge of the Asia and Oceania region.

DENSO Announces First-quarter Financial Results

July 31, 2013

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for its first quarter that ended on June 30, 2013.
”Considering the positive financial results in the first-quarter, we have decided to upwardly revise the original forecasts for the first-half and full-year financial results” said Kenichiro Ito, executive director of DENSO Corporation.

DENSO Wins Medals at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition

July 8, 2013

DENSO Corporation and DENSO’s subsidiary DENSO E&TS TrainingCenter, which is responsible for providing engineering and technical training for DENSO employees, won two gold medals in the Plastic Die Engineering and CNC Turning categories at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition.
The competition was held in Leipzig Germany, July 2-7, 2013.
The WorldSkills Competition, first held in Spain in 1950 and held every two years, is a premier world event for skills recognition and advancement.
DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date, DENSO employees have won 28 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals.

DENSO Develops a New Diesel Common Rail System With 2,500 Bar Injection Pressure

June 26, 2013

DENSO Corporation has developed a new diesel common rail (DCR) fuel injection system with the world’s highest injection pressure of 2,500 bar. The new DCR system will launch to market later this year on passenger, commercial, agricultural and construction vehicles worldwide.

DENSO Announces Senior Management Changes

June 20, 2013

DENSO Corporation announced management changes, which were approved at the shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting.

DENSO Develops New Laser Radar

May 10, 2013

DENSO Corporation has developed a smaller and more cost-effective laser radar, which is an active safety technology that will help avoid low-speed collisions. DENSO’s new laser radar is used as a sensor for the Smart Assist System of the Daihatsu Move, a compact vehicle released in the Japanese market last December.

To eliminate traffic accidents, DENSO has developed and commercialized other safety technologies that protect occupants and prevent accidents under the motto of “Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety.” DENSO is committed to developing and refining technologies to help create a safer automotive society for people worldwide.

DENSO Announces Year-end Financial Results

April 26, 2013

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013:
Consolidated net sales totaled 3,580.9 billion yen (US$38.1 billion), a 13.5 percent increase from the previous year.
Consolidated operating income totaled 262.4 billion yen (US$2.8 billion), a 63.2 percent increase from the previous year.
Consolidated net income totaled 181.7 billion yen (US$1.9billion), a 103.5 percent increase from the previous year.

DENSO Continues to Support Toyota Racing in FIA World Endurance Championship

April 11, 2013

TOYOTA Racing began its first full season in the FIA World Endurance Championship at the Six Hours of Silverstone with a pole-postion start and a podium finish.

TOYOTA Racing is once again unique in using super capacitor technology in its hybrid powertrain. This fast charging/discharging technology delivers 300hp of boost under acceleration and was a key factor in last year’s race victories.

The two race cars feature a rear hybrid motor system developed by DENSO.

DENSO to Establish New Company in Poland to Produce Instrument Clusters

March 28, 2013

To strengthen its manufacturing footprint of instrument clusters in Europe, DENSO Corporation will establish a new company that makes instrument clusters in Myslowice, Poland, on April 5, 2013.
DENSO’s investment in the new company will total 16.1 million Polish zloty (approximately US$5.1 million*), and DENSO expects to employ approximately 70 people by the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.
The new company, DENSO Poland Sp.zo.o, will start producing instrument clusters in August 2013.

DENSO Conducts Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China

March 22, 2013

DENSO Corporation, in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai), will test vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China from Mar. 23 to Mar. 27.
The experiments are intended to help improve the traffic flow of public buses and also improve fuel efficiency and help reduce CO2 emissions.
This will be DENSO’s second field test in China with Tongji University regarding vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology, following a test conducted in March 2012.

DENSO Licenses SJ MOS Transistor

February 27, 2013

DENSO Corporation today announced that it has signed a licensing agreement for its Super Junction Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor (SJ MOS) transistor manufacturing technology, with Tokyo-based New Japan Radio Co., Ltd – a company that manufactures semiconductors and electronic components.

DENSO’s new technology realizes a power semiconductor device with the world’s lowest level of on-resistance, which results in an improvement in efficiency and a smaller power device.

DENSO Develops Pedestrian Collision Detection Sensor

February 15, 2013

DENSO Corporation has developed a pedestrian collision detection sensor for the Pop-up Hood. The new sensor more precisely detects head-on collisions between vehicles and pedestrians, enabling the Pop-up Hood to operate more accurately.
DENSO’s new sensor consists of two pressure sensors and a hollow polyethylene housing that is installed across the entire front bumper.
In a head-on vehicle/pedestrian collision, these pressure sensors precisely detect the increase in internal pressure of the hollow housing as the bumper deforms, regardless of the collision position on the front bumper.

DENSO Purchases All Shares of Shimizu Industry UK

February 6, 2013

DENSO Manufacturing UK Ltd., a DENSO subsidiary that manufactures car air conditioners and heaters,
has purchased Shimizu Industry UK Ltd., which manufactures plastic products for car air conditioners and radiators,
with effect from 31st January 2013.

As a result of this purchase, Shimizu’s Welshpool operations has become part of DENSO Manufacturing UK.

DENSO Announces Third-quarter Financial Results

February 1, 2013

DENSO Corporation today announced its third quarter global financial results for the nine months ending Dec. 31, 2012:
Consolidated net sales totaled 2,569.4 billion yen (US$29.7 billion), a 16.0 percent increase from the previous year.
Consolidated operating income totaled 188.0 billion yen (US$2.2 billion), a 128.9 percent increase from the previous year.
Consolidated net income totaled 130.8 billion yen (US$1.5 billion), a 259.7 percent increase from the previous year.

DENSO Europe launches IGNITE graduate programme

January 22, 2013

DENSO has confirmed that it is launching, in Europe, a new regional recruitment and development programme for Engineers as part of its longer term investment in the region.

DENSO will be recruiting on an annual basis a number of talented graduates to join its Engineering teams. They will benefit from a structured and international development programme lasting 24 months. IGNITE includes extensive training both in Japan and outside of their home country.

DENSO Develops World’s First Integrated, In-vehicle Wireless Cell Phone Charger

December 20, 2012

Global automotive supplier DENSO has developed the world’s first integrated, in-vehicle wireless cell phone charger, in collaboration with Philips & Lite-On Digital Solutions (PLDS).

DENSO’s Qi-compatible wireless cell phone charger will make its world debut in North America on the 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited as part of the available technology package.

The wireless cell phone charger is manufactured at the company’s DENSO Wireless Systems America facility, located in Vista, California.

DENSO Develops Higher Performance Millimeter-wave Radar

November 28, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a new and higher-performing millimeter-wave radar.

It has a longer and wider detection range, which helps improve the responsiveness of an active safety technology, such as Pre-crash Safety (PCS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) systems.

The new millimeter-wave radar system is available as a factory option on the Mazda6, which was launched in Europe and Japan this past fall, and is planned to be introduced to markets worldwide.

The Japan Fair Trade Commission’s Announcement Concerning the Antimonopoly Act related to Certain Automotive Components

November 22, 2012

It is DENSO’s policy to comply with all applicable antimonopoly laws. The company has taken various measures, including implementing even more stringent compliance rules and even more enhanced compliance training to further ensure that its employees comply with all applicable antimonopoly laws. DENSO currently is in complete compliance with all antimonopoly laws.

DENSO is committed to compliance with all applicable antimonopoly laws around the world.

DENSO to Participate at FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress

November 20, 2012

DENSO Corporation will showcase its products and technologies focusing on safety and environment at the FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress in Beijing,China,November 27-30, 2012.

Selling DENSO stock by Bosch Group

November 8, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced that Bosch Group has informed DENSO about their sale of DENSO stock.

This sale of DENSO stock represents the dissolution of capital relations and has no effect or impact on the good and sound collaborative tie-ups in technologies or joint ventures between both companies, which continues since a “License agreement” was concluded in 1953.

The two companies will continue to work together within the framework of existing partnerships and alliances. In the future, Bosch and DENSO will continue to examine opportunities for alliances that will allow them to satisfy the requirements of the global automotive industry.

DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

October 31, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2012:

Consolidated net sales totaled 1,733.1 billion yen (US$22.3 billion), a 23.0 percent increase from the previous year.

Consolidated operating income totaled 136.3 billion yen (US$1.8 billion), a 327.7 percent increase from the previous year.

Consolidated net income totaled 78.1 billion yen (US$1.0 billion), a 235.3 percent increase from the previous year.

DENSO Develops Large-screen Head-up Display

October 23, 2012

As DENSO is focused on developing technologies that help keep a driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel, it has developed the world’s largest projection size TFT LCD Head-up Display (HUD).

HUD technology projects important information such as vehicle speed, onto the windshield so drivers can obtain critical information while keeping their eyes on the road.

DENSO plans to introduce the new larger-display HUD to the global market in the 2015 timeframe.

DENSO to Participate in the 19th ITS World Congress in Vienna

October 11, 2012

DENSO Corporation will exhibit at the 19th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems and Services, which will be held at Messezentrum Wien Exhibition & Congress Centre, Vienna, Austria, Oct. 22 – 26.

The company will showcase its products and technologies for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that represent “Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety.”

DENSO’s exhibition booth is located at B-50.

DENSO Develops Lithium-ion Battery Pack for Stop/Start System

October 4, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a lithium-ion battery pack that further increases the fuel efficiency of vehicles with stop/start systems.

The new battery pack allows the stop/start system to use more regenerative power than current conventional systems that use a single lead-acid battery.

DENSO will continue its efforts to expand these technologies to other automakers and other regions in the world.

DENSO Develops Cold Storage Evaporator that Limits the Rise in Cabin Temperature During an Idle Stop

September 7, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a Cold Storage (CS) Evaporator, which limits the increase in vehicle cabin temperature during an idle stop when stop/start technology is deployed.

The newly developed CS Evaporator is equipped with a cold insulator, located in the heat exchanging area. This insulator stores cold energy to be used to cool in-vehicle cabin air while the engine and air-conditioning cycle is off in the idle-stop state.

DENSO at Automechanika: More Products, More Data, More Support

September 5, 2012

The European aftermarket business unit of leading automotive original equipment manufacturer DENSO will announce several important new product ranges, new catalogues, and a reinforced commitment to service networks at Automechanika Frankfurt, September 11-16, 2012. Visit us in Hall 3.0, Stand E61.

Product news includes the introduction of EGR Valve, Fuel Pump and Retrofit Flat Blade ranges, a significant Lambda Sensors range extension, and three new 2012/13 catalogues.

TMC and DENSO Announce the Development of a Device Enabling Real-time Vehicle Data Collection and Transmission

September 4, 2012

A fun, entertainment-creating device to be fitted on the ‘86’ sports car.
DENSO Corporation (DENSO) and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the joint development of an onboard communications network device that can take data gathered while driving and apply it to create a virtual simulation that enables a new way to enjoy driving.
Furthermore, software makers can use the data to create games.

Do business with DENSO at Automechanika

August 9, 2012

As well as showcasing its wide selection of OE quality aftermarket programmes at Automechanika, 11-16 September 2012, Messe Frankfurt, DENSO Europe B.V. Business Unit After Market (Hall 3.0, Stand E61) will be announcing additions to a number of its parts ranges.
The new product launches include the introduction of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valves and Fuel Pumps to DENSO’s Engine Management Systems programme; the launch of Retrofit Flat Blades to its Wiper Blades programme, and a significant Lambda Sensors range extension.

DENSO Announces First-quarter Financial Results

July 31, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2012.
”Compared to last year, DENSO’s consolidated sales and income increased sharply, as our 2011 first quarter results were impacted by the Great East Japan Earthquake,” said Kenichiro Ito, executive director of DENSO Corporation. “Considering the first-quarter financial results, we have decided to upwardly revise the original forecasts for the first-half and full-year financial results.”

DENSO Develops New Vision Sensor for Active Safety Systems

July 25, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a new vision sensor that is 50 percent smaller than the company’s previous sensor. The new sensor, which is used in active safety systems with Automatic High Beam (AHB) Control Systems and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Systems, is the world’s smallest of its kind. In addition, the sensor can perform at a higher operating temperature compared to the previous model, making this the greatest operating temperature range in the world.

DENSO Develops Vehicle-to-Home Power Supply System for Electric Vehicles

July 24, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a vehicle-to-home (V2H) power supply system for electric vehicles (EV), which is designed to work in coordination with DENSO’s home energy management system (HEMS).

The V2H system can quickly charge an EV with direct current from the HEMS storage battery, and can supply the electricity in the EV back to the household. In addition, the system can efficiently distribute electricity, including power generated by residential photovoltaic systems (solar panels), to the EV and to the home through the coordination of the HEMS.

DENSO Celebrates Grand Opening of Its New Manufacturing Plant and Technical Center in Brazil

July 18, 2012

DENSO Do Brasil Ltda. (DNBR), a subsidiary of DENSO Corporation, today celebrated the opening of its new plant and technical center in Santa Barbara d’Oeste City, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

DENSO Develops Refrigerator System for Light-duty Hybrid Trucks

July 5, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed a refrigerator system for light-duty hybrid trucks that contributes to better fuel efficiency while maintaining low-level freezer/refrigerator temperatures when the vehicle is idling at a stop light or in other traffic situations.

In addition to a conventional compressor driven by the engine via a belt, the new system uses an electric compressor powered by the battery unit of the hybrid vehicle. These two compressors are designed to automatically switch from one to the other while the engine is running or stopped.

DENSO’s Chinese Motorcycle Component Production Company Integrates with Chinese Motorcycle Component Manufacturer

July 4, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced that CHONGQING DENSO CO., LTD., DENSO’s motorcycle component production and sales base in China, and Kunshan Gongcheng Electric Equipment Co., Ltd., a motorcycle component manufacturing company in China, have integrated their businesses to form a new company in June.

The new joint venture company, GONGCHENG DENSO (CHONGQING) CO., LTD, have started production at two plants.

The Establishment of the Japan Association for Microalgae Fuels (JMAF)

June 27, 2012

JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, IHI Corporation, and DENSO Corporation today announced the establishment of the Japan Association for Microalgae Fuels (JMAF).

DENSO Announces Senior Management Changes

June 20, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting. These changes are effective today.

DENSO Produces 100 Millionth SC Alternator

June 14, 2012

DENSO Corporation today held a ceremony at its Anjo Plant in Aichi, Japan, to celebrate reaching the milestone of producing its 100 millionth segment conductor (SC) alternator, its flagship alternator and a major product for the company.

DENSO began producing its SC alternator in December 1999 and manufactures it in all major regions of the world, including Japan, the United States, Thailand, China, Italy, India and Taiwan.

DENSO Announces Management Changes in European Sales and Engineering Organisations

June 4, 2012

DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE, the regional headquarters of DENSO CORPORATION, has appointed new management at its Customer Sales Units.

Concurrently, the organisation is strengthening its engineering structure through the appointment of two new leaders.

Fuji Electric, DENSO, Toyota Tsusho, FamilyMart, Takamiya, and Yamato Transport to Conduct Demonstration Test of Energy Management Systems for Commercial Facilities in Fukuoka, Japan

May 25, 2012

Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., DENSO Corporation, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, FamilyMart Co., Ltd., Takamiya Corporation, and Yamato Transport Co., Ltd. will jointly conduct a demonstration test in Kita Kyushu City, Fukuoka, Japan, for the development of a Building Energy Management System (BEMS), which will help realize “smart stores” that will contribute to leveling regional electric load, creating a low-carbon society, and using energy more effectively.

DENSO Develops New Smaller and More Efficient Condenser

May 15, 2012

DENSO has developed a smaller and more efficient condenser, which helps increase fuel efficiency, while allowing carmakers to have greater design flexibility inside the engine compartment.

Compared to conventional models, DENSO’s new Global Inner-fin Condenser (GIC) is 30 percent smaller.

To achieve the increase in efficiency, DENSO focused on increasing the heat removal performance of GIC.

DENSO Robotics Minimizes the Size of Robot Controllers

May 14, 2012

DENSO Robotics, recognized as the world leader of small assembly industrial robots, launches the new RC8 controller; the smallest industrial robot control in the 3-kw-class. The control fulfills the common security standards ISO and UL, therefore the device functions all around the world.

You can find DENSO Robotics at Automatica Munich from May 22-25. Hall B2, Booth 317

DENSO to Establish a New Manufacturing Facility in India

May 7, 2012

In an effort to support increasing vehicle production in India, DENSO will build a new manufacturing facility in Jhajjar,Haryana,India, that will produce small motors for products, such as windshield wiper systems, power window systems; and engine cooling modules.

DENSO Group’s Global Mid-term Policy Established

April 27, 2012

DENSO Corporation has established its Global Mid-term Policy that defines the DENSO Group`s overall business plan and principles for the next four fiscal years (fiscal year`s ending March 2013 – March 2016).

The DENSO Group aims to continue to develop World-first products, drive global collaboration across the Group worldwide, and act quickly to achieve its objectives.

DENSO Announces Year-end Financial Results

DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.

DENSO Develops the World’s First Automotive A/C System Capable of Controlling the Heating/Cooling of the Driver’s Area Only

April 24, 2012

DENSO Corporation has developed the world’s first automotive air conditioning (A/C) system that is capable of heating/cooling the driver’s area only. DENSO’s new system can separately control the climate in three different cabin zones, the driver, front passenger and rear seat areas, which can help improve overall fuel economy when the A/C is on.

DENSO to Present Technical Papers at the 2012 SAE World Congress

April 17, 2012

During the Society of Automotive Engineers’ World Congress in Detroit, which will be held April 24-26, DENSO will present seven technical papers.
This year’s SAE 2012 World Congress theme, Get Connected, represents the new and diverse connections that will drive significant advancements in the auto industry of tomorrow.
DENSO is working on global connected vehicle applications that connect cars, the infrastructure, and safely and seamlessly connect drivers with the information they need and expect in the vehicle.

DENSO to Exhibit at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition

April 12, 2012

DENSO Corporation will exhibit its latest technologies and products that connect people, vehicles, and society at the 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (Auto China 2012, DENSO booth: W1-W06).

Toyota Hybrid Racing Season to Start at Le Mans

April 11, 2012

During testing at Paul Ricard, on Wednesday 4 April, Toyota Racing’s TS030 HYBRID was involved in an accident which damaged the team’s only monocoque. Therefore TOYOTA Racing will make its first appearance at the Le Mans 24 Hours in June.

DENSO to Expand and Relocate Technical Center in China

April 10, 2012

To expand its business in the growing Chinese market, DENSO Corporation will expand and relocate its technical center, which is located in Shanghai and serves as part of DENSO’s regional headquarters in China.

DENSO to Acquire I-Net Corporation’s 3D Business Unit

March 22, 2012

DENSO Corporation has agreed with I-Net Corporation to acquire its 3D Business Unit, which provides software and services based on its technologies to create and analyze 3D images.

DENSO Supports Volvo Polestar in Swedish TTA Racing Series

March 15, 2012

DENSO is proud to be supporting Volvo Polestar in the TTA – Racing Elite League 2012. With two months remaining to the TTA premiere on the 12th of May at Karlskoga, a new future awaits Swedish motorsport with sporting values, tight races and completely new regulations with exciting technology. More technical details will follow at a later stage.

DENSO to Begin Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Technology Field Tests in China

March 13, 2012

DENSO Corporation, in collaboration with Tongji University (Shanghai), will begin testing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology on public roads in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China on March 22, 2012.

DENSO’s Technical Center in India Starts Operations

March 2, 2012

DENSO Corporation announced that it started operations of its sixth regional technical center in Gurgaon, India. It will lead development of automotive powertrains, electric and electronic systems, information and safety systems, small motors, and motorcycle products for vehicle manufacturers in India.

DENSO Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Intel

February 29, 2012

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation signed a MoU with Intel Corporation to collaborate on next-generation in-vehicle information and communication systems. The goal of the joint project is to develop a platform to provide drivers information about their vehicles and to seamlessly connect to information and content from mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

First Endurance Run For TOYOTA TS030 HYBRID

February 22, 2012

TOYOTA Racing completed its first long-distance endurance test during a three-day session at Paul Ricard in France. In just its second full test, and its third time on track including a roll-out, the TS030 HYBRID with DENSO rear motor set-up, was faced with the tough challenge of a 30-hour endurance run.

DENSO’s New Inline E-Compressor Makes World Debut On Ford Focus Electric

February 21, 2012

DENSO’s new inline electric (e) compressor will make its global debut on Ford Motor Company’s US-market Focus Electric. It will also appear on the Fusion and C-MAX Hybrids and Energi Plug-in Hybrids, due to hit North American roads in 2012.

DENSO Announces Third-quarter Financial Results

February 3, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced its third quarter global financial results for the nine months ending Dec. 31, 2011.

Plea Agreement with the United States Department of Justice Concerning Certain Automotive Components

January 31, 2012

DENSO Corporation concluded a plea agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) on January 30, 2012 based on charges that it violated antitrust laws in connection with sales of certain automotive components.

DENSO Develops it First EGR Cooler for Gasoline Engines

January 27, 2012

In an effort to meet stricter fuel efficiency and exhaust emission regulations worldwide, DENSO Corporation has developed its first EGR cooler for gasoline engines. The newly developed EGR cooler is 30 percent smaller than the smallest one currently available on the market, while offering equal performance.

DENSO Slashes Size and Weight of Radiator by 40 Percent

January 26, 2012

DENSO Corporation developed a new and more efficient radiator that is 40 percent smaller and lighter, compared to DENSO’s previous radiators. Also, the radiator’s tank is made with a plant-derived resin making it more environmentally friendly than conventional radiators.

DENSO to Support Toyota Racing in its Forthcoming FIA World Endurance Championship Participation

January 25, 2012

Toyota is the first manufacturer to confirm its participation in the FIA World Endurance Championship using a hybrid system, emphasising the pioneering approach to this technology. The 2012 racecar will feature a rear hybrid motor system developed by DENSO.

DENSO to Build Additional Manufacturing Facility in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico

January 10, 2012

DENSO Corporation today announced that DENSO Mexico S.A. de C.V. (DNMX), located in Apodaca City, NuevoLeon, will build an additional plant in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.

DENSO Displays at Auto Shows in India and North America

January 6, 2012

DENSO Corporation will exhibit for the first time at the Delhi Auto Expo in India, from January 5-11, 2012. DENSO will introduce its wide range of advanced technologies and will show its products in the fields of environment, safety, comfort and convenience.

DENSO Announces Organization Changes

December 21, 2011

KARIYA (Japan) ― To increase the company’s global competitiveness and achieve future growth, DENSO Corporation will make the following organizational changes effective Jan. 1, 2012. 1. Reorganization of Electric Systems Business Group To create an organization that can systematically comply with all powertrain control systems including conventional internal combustion engines, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, […]

DENSO Develops Home Energy Management System

December 7, 2011

― With optional storage battery to better manage power consumption— KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation has jointly developed a home energy management system (HEMS) with TOYOTA Housing Corporation and Misawa Homes Co., Ltd. The HEMS, DENSO’s first such product of its kind, has functions that work with plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles. It will be […]

innovITS ADVANCE demonstrates comprehensive eCall test and certification capability

November 30, 2011

- New European automatic communication system aimed at reducing emergency services response time to accidents involving eCall equipped vehicles – tests at innovITS ADVANCE have demonstrated this UK facility’s capability to evaluate the performance of products incorporating eCall. – The new eCall technology is in the process of being adopted by a large number of […]

DENSO to Exhibit at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show

November 28, 2011

- Highlighting interactive connectivity for a safer, more enjoyable and convenient automotive society – Kariya (Japan) – DENSO Corporation will exhibit its latest technologies and products, which connect people, vehicles, and society at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show. The show will be held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center and will be open to the […]

DENSO Announces New Global Aftermarket Division and Intends to Merge Nine Sales Companies in Japan

November 10, 2011

―Strengthening Automotive Aftermarket and Non-automotive Business― KARIYA (Japan) ― In an effort to strengthen automotive aftermarket and non-automotive businesses, DENSO Corporation has announced the formation of a new global aftermarket division based at the company’s headquarters in Kariya, Japan. In addition, the company will consolidate its eight Japanese sales companies and its group company, DENSO […]

DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

October 28, 2011

KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2011: Consolidated net sales totaled 1,409.1 billion yen (US$18.4 billion), an 11.4 percent decrease from the previous year. Consolidated operating income totaled 31.9 billion yen (US$415.6 million), a 74.4 percent decrease from the previous […]

DENSO Wins Medals at the 41st World Skills Competition

October 11, 2011

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 two gold medals in the Manufacturing Team Challenge and CNC Turning categories at the 41st WorldSkills Competition. The competition was held in London, Oct. 4-9, 2011. Both categories also received […]

DENSO to Exhibit at 64th IAA in Frankfurt, Germany

September 7, 2011

KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation will exhibit at the 64th IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on Sept. 15-25, 2011. DENSO will introduce its latest technologies and products that will support the theme; “Connecting Drivers, Vehicles, and Society.”

DENSO Announces First-quarter Financial Results

August 1, 2011

KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2011:

Consolidated net sales totaled 630.2 billion yen (US$7.8 billion), a 21.5 percent decrease from the previous year.

DENSO Announces First-half Financial Results

July 25, 2011

KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first-half of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, 2010:

DENSO to Establish Technical Center in India

KARIYA (Japan) ―To expand its business in the rapidly-growing Indian auto market, DENSO Corporation will establish a technical center in Gurgaon, India, by the end of 2011.

DENSO Announces First-quarter Financial Results

Upward revision to the first-half and full-year forecast KARIYA (Japan) ―DENSO Corporation today announced global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2010: Consolidated net sales totaled 802.8 billion yen (US$9.1 billion), a 37.3 percent increase from the previous year. Consolidated operating income totaled 70.7 billion yen (US$798.6 million), an increase of 85.9 […]

DENSO Expands Engineering Centre in Germany

Strengthening powertrain, electronics and electrical system design and development WEGBERG, Germany ― In an effort to strengthen its European capability to design, develop, engineer and test from a vehicle-wide perspective, DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH, a subsidiary of Japan-based DENSO Corporation, has expanded its Aachen Engineering Centre (AEC) in Wegberg, Germany. The newly expanded AEC has […]

DENSO to Establish Aftermarket Sales Company in Dubai

Strengthening its business foundation in the Middle East and North Africa KARIYA (Japan) ― In an effort to expand the sale of aftermarket products in the Middle East and North Africa, DENSO Corporation will establish an aftermarket sales company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates in November 2010. The new company, DENSO Sales Middle East & […]