Contact: Michelle Remer
DENSO International America, Inc.
Phone: (248) 372-8261
- For the fifth consecutive year, DENSO has earned the
Platinum-level Supplier Quality Excellence Process (SQEP) certification from Caterpillar Inc.
Caterpillar created the SQEP to recognize those suppliers that demonstrate their commitment to
excellence, and drive a "zero defects" culture within their organizations. Certification
levels include Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, reflected in order of increasing
difficulty. Suppliers are certified through SQEP by meeting or exceeding stringent supplier
performance standards, such as product quality and shipping performance, which are measured
over the course of a 12-month period.
“It’s an incredible honor to receive this award from Caterpillar for five straight years,”
said Jim Beeman, senior manager of Plant Operations at DENSO’s Product and Services Americas -
Murrieta, California location. “We’re proud to recognize the hard work, dedication and
collaboration put forth by our employees in California, Michigan and globally.”
DENSO Corp’s Anjo plant, located in Anjo City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, earned the SQEP
platinum certification, and the Nishio plant, located in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan,
earned the gold certification.
At DENSO’s Murrieta, California location, the company was recognized for its remanufactured
starter motors and alternators at a ceremony on Feb. 27, 2015.
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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