Contact: Bridgette LaRose
DENSO International America, Inc.
Phone: (248) 372-8266
– To support future growth and strengthen its product
line-up for North American customers, DENSO has invested approximately $53.6 million and added
100 new jobs at its DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI) facility in Battle Creek,
Michigan. The investment allows DENSO to develop new manufacturing lines for advanced thermal
systems, add additional labs for new product testing and validation, and expand logistics and
packaging operations. The investment began in late 2014 and will continue throughout 2015.
“DENSO’s Battle Creek facility is the hub for all of our thermal production in North America,”
said Shingo Kuwamura, president of DMMI and CEO of DENSO Thermal Systems North American
Center. “This investment allows us to expand our ‘next generation’ manufacturing and testing
capabilities, while also creating space to lead our training and leadership programs as we
develop our employee’s ‘next generation’ job skills.”
Expansion of Logistics and Validation Testing in Battle Creek, Michigan:
DENSO purchased two buildings in the Fort Custer Industrial Park, which increases DMMI’s
footprint to include over 1.3 million square feet of space for manufacturing, warehousing,
product testing, and other support functions. One building will support with warehousing parts
and packaging, as well as shipping and receiving for some customers. The other building will
be dedicated to new product testing, engineering process changes and other product reliability
testing for its Battle Creek, Arkansas, Canada and Mexico thermal plant locations.
The DMMI announcement is part of DENSO’s expansion plans, which were announced in January
2013, to invest nearly $1 billion in North America – more than $750 million in the United
States – to strengthen and expand its product development and manufacturing capabilities
across the region.
DENSO Corp., 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 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
percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is
traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and
Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com
visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com
About DENSO in North America:
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 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,
Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio,
Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$7.9 billion
for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.
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Company Profile: DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc.
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||One Denso Road, Battle Creek, MI,49037-1056
||Nov. 1, 1984
||Production of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, including condensers, radiators, CRFMs (condenser, radiator, fan modules), heater cores, evaporators and HVAC units.
||Shingo Kuwamura, president DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. and CEO, DENSO Thermal Systems North American Center (TAC)
Yoshihiko Yoshikawa,senior vice president, Finance and Administration
||2,762 (March 1, 2015)
||100 percent DENSO International
||1,350,000 square feet of manufacturing and administrative floor space on more than 96 acres of land. The campus also includes a 5,500 square-foot recreation center and an on-site employee pharmacy.
||Reliability and Development Center—36,000 square feet of laboratory and training space
North Logistics Center—216,390 square feet of warehouse space on 5 acres of land
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