Contact: Grant Penrod
DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc.
Phone: (269) 962-9676
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.
- DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc. (ASMI) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a picnic and plant tours for its employees and their families on Saturday, May 17, at their Fort Custer campus.
ASMI, formerly Koyo Corporation, was established in Battle Creek in March 1987 as a material warehouse. The company began production in June of 1989 with just 30 employees. Today, ASMI employs nearly 400 people from Battle Creek, Kalamazoo and surrounding communities. The campus includes 113,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative floor space on 13.25 acres. ASMI became part of the DENSO group in 2009 and is now the North American headquarters for DENSO Air Systems, supporting facilities in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Frontera,Coahuila, Mexico.
ASMI produces automotive air conditioning and heating aluminum tubes. With a broad customer base, the company supplies to all major OEMs, including Toyota, Honda, GM, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and Subaru. ASMI has earned numerous awards for quality, service and environmental activities.
Over the last 25 years, ASMI has supported various local agencies and institutions through corporate giving and volunteerism, including the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, March of Dimes, the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, Adopt a Family, the American Legion and the American Red Cross.
“We are so proud to be celebrating this milestone with our employees and their families this weekend,” said Kevin Carson, executive vice president. “It’s our employees who continue to drive this company forward: growing our capabilities, aiding our community and supporting our goal to be a leading supplier of piping for the automotive industry.”
About DENSO Air Systems Michigan, Inc.
DENSO Air Systems Corporation, headquartered in Anjo, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, produces hoses and pipes for automotive air-conditioning systems. DENSO Air Systems Corporation employs approximately 4,000 people globally. With locations in Michigan, Kentucky and Mexico, the company employs approximately 1,455 employees in North America. DENSO Air Systems Michigan Inc., was founded in 1987 as Koyo Corporation and later became ASMI in 2009.
About DENSO Corporation
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 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
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