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“Despite the production volume increase and the growth in sales, DENSO’s revenue and operating profit decreased due to the appreciation of the yen,” said Yasushi Matsui, executive director of DENSO Corporation.
DENSO announced an investment in the future – more than US$37 million in machinery and equipment to expand automation at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) manufacturing facility in Battle Creek. The investment supports localization of component manufacturing for several customers.
Global automotive supplier DENSO has announced that it will invest 60 million euros over the next four years in its Barcelona manufacturing facility (in the municipality of San Fruitós de Bages). The aim of the Japanese company–which has the support of Catalonia Trade & Investment– is “to maintain the excellence and innovation” in the plant.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) awarded DENSO the IEEE Medal for Environmental and Safety Technologies for being the first company in the world to commercialize an electronically controlled injection system (diesel common rail), which has made a significant contribution to the spread of clean diesel vehicles.
DENSO Corporation is partnering with Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd., a global insurance company headquartered in Japan, to launch a traffic safety education program in Thailand, China and Japan. Local DENSO employees will have the opportunity to participate as instructors to help raise awareness of the specific traffic issues in each country.
After its 93th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, DENSO Corporation effectuated senior management changes today. As a result, DENSO can announce that Sadahiro Usui will replace Masato Nakagawa as President and Chief Executive Officer of DENSO International Europe. He also holds a Senior Executive Director position at DENSO Corporation. Masato Nakagawa will focus on his role as Chief Technology Officer in Europe, while concurrently holding an Executive Director position at DENSO Corporation.
ECO VISION 2025 is its 10-year environmental policy and action plan to help resolve environmental and energy issues and conduct business in harmony with nature. DENSO’s ECO VISON policy, which was first launched in 1997, has been in place for nearly 20 years. DENSO’s ECO VISION 2025 outlines three targets (Target 3) to be achieved by 2025 and also outlines 10 specific action plans (Action 10) to achieve these targets in the areas of products, factories, employees, and management.
WARNING: ghost invoice e-mails sent out under DENSO EUROPE BV name. Do NOT open, please forward to INFO@DENSO.NLJune 7, 2016
DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016:
•Consolidated revenue totaled 4,524.5 billion yen (US$40.2 billion), a 5.0 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated operating profit totaled 315.7 billion yen (US$2.8 billion), a 4.7 percent decrease from the previous year.
•Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 244.3 billion yen (US$2.2 billion), a 5.5 percent decrease from the previous year.
Global automotive supplier DENSO will establish DENSO ADAS Engineering Services GmbH (DENSO ADAS) in Germany this May to enhance the development of safety technologies, and the new company will develop image recognition technologies for advanced safety.
Auto China 2016 (popularly known as the Beijing Motor Show) is held from Monday, April 25 to Wednesday, May 4. DENSO will showcase a variety of products and technologies, mainly in the areas of safety and the environment.
The joint venture will provide easy-to-use basic software to help automakers and Electronic Control Unit suppliers increase their quality and efficiency when developing products. The joint venture, called AUBASS CO., LTD, will be located in Tokyo, Japan and will begin operation May 2016.
DENSO to Form Joint Venture with Toyota Tsusho in Thailand to Strengthen Its Automotive Software DevelopmentApril 15, 2016
The joint venture will use models in all phases of software development including control-program development, design, and verification. Moreover, to be capable of supporting a wide variety of ECUs to be developed, the new company will standardize software and improve development efficiency and speed.
DENSO is looking to speed up the adoption of LiDAR and driver monitoring technologies in Advanced Driver Assistance systems, which are key technologies used in autonomous vehicles. This strategic investment enables TriLumina to gain broader access to the automotive market.
The joint venture company, named Guangdong KINGTEC DENSO Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd, will mainly provide products used in transportation vehicles, including trucks and trailers. It will also explore the possibility of providing products for storage and other services needed for transportation.
The results for nine months of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016: Consolidated revenue totaled 3,370.9 billion yen (US$27.9 billion), a 6.6 percent increase from the previous year. Consolidated operating profit totaled 243.1 billion yen (US$2.0 billion), a 2.3 percent increase from the previous year. Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 191.3 billion yen (US$1.6 billion), an 1.9 percent increase from the previous year.
DENSO will showcase a variety of products and technologies, mainly in the areas of safety and the environment, Thursday, February 4 – Sunday, February 7. Also, introduction of DENSO Doko, enhancing users’ convenience with its functions such as remote motorbike finder and anti-theft.
The European Commission’s Announcement Concerning the EU Competition Law related to Certain Automotive ComponentsJanuary 27, 2016
The European Commission announced that it had imposed fines on certain automotive suppliers that infringed the EU competition law in connection with past sales of automotive starters and alternators.
Global automotive supplier DENSO will showcase its safety, autonomous drive and environmental technologies with interactive, augmented reality displays at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Jan. 11-24.
At the upcoming 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, global auto supplier DENSO will use virtual and augmented reality platforms to illustrate how its technology could be used to make life smarter, safer and easier. DENSO will exhibit in the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC); Booth #2131, Jan. 6-9.
DENSO to Establish Global Common Personnel Management System to Spur Development and Diversity of Leaders Worldwide
In an effort to accelerate its leadership development worldwide and diversify leadership at its global headquarters, DENSO Corporation has established a global common personnel management system. The system will launch January 2016, and will impact about 2,300 senior officer management personnel at its global headquarters and 188 group companies across the globe.
DENSO and Morpho expect to promote the technological development of surround monitoring systems, including electronic rearview mirrors and other advanced driving support systems that use image processing technology and basic research on automated driving using deep learning.
DENSO Corporation is helping Toyota Motor Corp. make its next generation Prius safer, more fuel efficient and greener for the environment. DENSO has worked with Toyota to develop new hybrid, sensing and thermal technologies that help improve the safety, comfort and environmental performance of Toyota’s new Prius, which launches in Japan in December and in other regions around the world early 2016.
DENSO Corp. announced its global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016: Consolidated revenue totaled 2,228.5 billion yen (US$18.6 billion), a 7.6 percent increase from the previous year. Consolidated operating profit totaled 148.0 billion yen (US$1.2 billion), a 1.2 percent decrease from the previous year. Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 113.1 billion yen (US$942.4 million), a 0.9 percent increase from the previous year.
Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation will exhibit at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show being held at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center Oct. 30 – Nov. 8. DENSO’s global president will speak at a news conference on Oct. 29 at 13:00 where he will talk about the company’s approach to environment and safety technologies, including autonomous driving, as well as its commitment to superior manufacturing.
DENSO Corporation will exhibit at the 22nd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Bordeaux, France, October 5-9. DENSO will present under the theme “Technology to keep people safe wherever they drive—Everyday Confidence, Extraordinary Safety.”
Global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation today held a press conference at the IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany.
DENSO Joins German Research Consortium with the Goal to Confirm Environmentally Friendly Fuels for Diesel Engines
Global automotive supplier DENSO has joined a German Government-backed three-year project to test the first ever cars to run on dimethyl ether (DME), commonly used as an environmentally friendly, non-toxic propellant in aerosol spray gas, and oxymethylene ether (OME1), a liquid usually used as a solvent in the chemical industry.
DENSO Corporation today announced that it will exhibit at the IAA (Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung) Motor Show to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, September 17-27. DENSO will showcase advanced technologies and products in the key areas of environment and safety.
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.
•Consolidated revenue totaled 1,106.0 billion yen (US$9.0 billion), a 7.6 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated operating profit totaled 86.7 billion yen (US$707.7 million), a 5.5 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated profit attributable to owners of the parent company totaled 73.9 billion yen (US$603.2 million), a 17.2 percent increase from the previous year.
DENSO International America, Inc. was part of the Mcity grand opening on July 20 on the campus of the University of Michigan (UM) in Ann Arbor, USA. Mcity is a controlled test environment for connected and automated vehicles operated by UM’s Mobility Transformation Center (MTC).
At the 92nd Ordinary General Shareholders Meeting, DENSO Corporation reported on its consolidated and non-consolidated financial statements for the period April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. In addition, senior management changes at DENSO Corporation were announced.
U.S.-based Automotive News magazine awards DENSO the Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award for its industry-first standardized Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit that is 20 percent smaller and lighter than conventional units.
“DENSO’s sales increased due to an overseas production volume increase,” said Nobuaki Katoh, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation. “However, despite cost reduction efforts and an increase in production volume, there was a decrease in operating income caused by R&D expenditures, and investment costs to strengthen future growth.”
In an effort to strengthen its research and development (R&D) organization, global supplier DENSO Corporaton will relocate Nippon Soken Inc. (SOKEN), a DENSO group company that conducts automotive product R&D.
By co-sponsoring various racing teams, DENSO hopes to increase the awareness and development of motorsports, as well as spread the joy of driving. DENSO also utilizes racing as a mobile laboratory for the development of advanced new automotive technology.
The total £25.1m project will be led by Perkins’ Peterborough facility but will be delivered in partnership with the Coventry office of DENSO INTERNATIONAL UK, Loughborough University, Imperial College London and CMCL Innovations in Cambridge.
DENSO Corporation has recently announced expansions around the world. The company is committed to offering products that meet the expectations of customers and consumers. These expansions will also support job creation and economic development of local communities in the regions.
DENSO has earned recognition as a 2014 Partner-level supplier, Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. At a formal ceremony, DENSO’s Heavy Duty team was recognized for its dedication in providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement.
DENSO Corporation has announced changes of the members of the Board, Senior Executive Directors and Executive Directors. As a result, DENSO International Europe can announce that Masato (Max) Nakagawa will replace Yasushi Yamanaka as Chief Executive Officer and President of DENSO International Europe as per April 1.
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 […]
Kariya (Japan) – In collaboration with the Asia Injury Prevention (AIP)Foundation, DENSO Corporation subsidiary Thai DENSO Group launched a campaign to raise safety awareness in Thailand. The campaign’s objective is to reduce traffic fatalities associated with children on motorized bicycles who are not wearing helmets. DENSO donated 612 helmets to a local school in Thailand. […]
“I am both honored and determined to lead DENSO to further success as we continue to focus on developing world-first technologies, innovations in manufacturing, and true globalization,” commented Koji Arima. “I am dedicated to meeting the needs of our current and future customers, as well as fostering a sense of community and collaboration among DENSO’s 140,000 global employees.”
“DENSO’s sales increased due to an overseas production volume increase,” said Kenichiro Ito, executive director of DENSO Corporation. “However, despite cost reduction efforts, an increase in production volume as well as the depreciation of yen, research and development expenditures and investment costs for strengthening future growth led to a decrease in operating income.”
DENSO Corporation today announced that its board of directors has approved plans to voluntarily adopt the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The first document to use IFRS, in place of Japanese accounting standards, will be the consolidated financial statements in DENSO’s Annual Securities report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.
DENSO is investing approximately $85 million to expand production of its gasoline direct injection capability at North American DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee, resulting in about 400 new jobs over the next three years.
The Top 100 Global Innovators lead the world in innovation output. DENSO is proud to be included in this list for the third time. Thomson Reuters identified the companies that have embraced innovation as a growth strategy through the discovery, protection and commercialization of inventions with its fourth annual Top 100 Global Innovators study.
The VS-050-S2 is a vertically articulated robot for industrial use designed for work in a sterile environment including a clean room.The Good Design Grand Award is the highest honor for the evaluation and commendation of design, organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP).
DENSO Corporation today announced that it acquired a 50 percent stake in DJ COOL Corporation, a Turkish company that designs, manufactures, and sells air-conditioning systems for bus and tractors and refrigerator systems.
DENSO’s newly standardized Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award.
DENSO is proud to be supporting Toyota Racing, the 2014 World Endurance Championship (WEC) drivers’ and manufacturers’ World Champion. This result marks a historic moment in sportscar racing history as it is the first time a Japanese manufacturer has won the World Endurance Championship in any of its guises since its inception in 1953.
Two DENSO plants in Europe take home General Motors Award. The award, which is GM’s highest global award for supplier quality, recognizes production plants and facilities that meet a stringent set of quality performance criteria.
DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first half of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2014:
•Consolidated net sales totaled 2,071.0 billion yen (US$18.9 billion), a 4.2 percent increase from the previous year.
•Consolidated operating income totaled 161.3 billion yen (US$1.5 billion), a 16.1 percent decrease from the previous year.
•Consolidated net income totaled 122.4 billion yen (US$1.1 billion), a 18.5 percent decrease from the previous year.
DENSO Corporation has acquired 34 percent of Hefei Dyne Auto Air Conditioner Co., Ltd., a compressor manufacturer in China, to help grow automotive aftermarket compressor business globally.
DENSO Corporation today announced its global financial results for the first quarter ending June 30, 2014:
Consolidated net sales totaled 1,029.1 billion yen (US$10.2 billion), a 3.2 percent increase from the previous year.
DENSO Europe B.V.’s After Market Business Unit is planning to attract distributors from across Europe with a major presence at Automechanika Frankfurt in September, using quality and innovation as its key themes.
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 Corporation today announced management changes, which were approved at today’s shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting. These changes are effective today.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 UnitJanuary 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.
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.
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 ComponentsDecember 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.
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).”
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 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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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 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 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 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 Corporation announced management changes, which were approved at the shareholders meeting and board of directors meeting.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 ComponentsNovember 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 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.
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.