KARIYA (Japan) — 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 produces instrument clusters for automobiles in eight countries and regions, and the company will further increase its production capability to meet the needs of customers.
The profile of the new company is as follows.
Profile of DENSO Poland
1. Company name: DENSO Poland Sp.zo.o
2. Location: Myslowice, Poland
3. President: Kim Jung Ho (Executive director of DENSO PS Electronics Corporation)
4. Establishment: April 5, 2013 (planned)
5. Capital: 4.6 million Polish zloty (approximately US$1.5 million*)
66.6 percent owned by DENSO PS Electronics Corporation
33.4 percent owned by DENSO International Europe B.V.
7. Sales: 104 million Polish zloty (approximately US$ 33.0 million* planned for fiscal year 2015)
8. Total number of employees: Approximately 70 (planned for fiscal year ending March 2016)
9. Total floor area: Approximately 4,500 m2
10. Business description: Production of automobile instrument clusters
* Exchange rate used is 3.16 Polish zloty to the US one dollar, at the end of February 2013 for convenience only.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 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 North America, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$6.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012.