Contact: Bridgette LaRose
DENSO International America, Inc.
Phone: (248) 372-8266
- DENSO Corp. today announced that it has decided to end production at DENSO Automotive Systems Australia in line with the withdrawal of its customers’ from auto production in Australia. DENSO will determine when production will end based on its customers’ schedules.
DENSO started operations in Australia in 1972 and has manufactured several automotive products, including climate control units and radiators, for local customers. In line with the decisions made by its customers to withdraw from the auto production in Australia, DENSO has decided to end its local production. The company will continue with its aftermarket business and services.
DENSO will provide the maximum support necessary, including transitional support and job placement assistance to employees affected by this decision.
“Due to our customers’ decisions to end production, we had no choice but to make this very difficult decision,” said Nobuaki Katoh, president and CEO of DENSO Corporation. “I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our employees and the local community for their support of DENSO in Australia for the past 42 years.”
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About DENSO Corporation:
||DENSO Automotive Systems Australia Pty. Ltd.
||Approximately 400 (as of March 2014)
||Manufacture and sales of automotive climate control units,
radiators, instrument clusters, etc.
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. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com
About DENSO in North America:
DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates throughout North America. 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, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
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