DENSO to Expand and Relocate Technical Center in China
To expand its business in the growing Chinese market, DENSO Corporation will expand and relocate its technical center, which is located in Shanghai and serves as part of DENSO’s regional headquarters in China. DENSO’s technical center will employ more than twice as many people as it does now, with about 7.2 billion yen ($88049 million) to be invested by the end of fiscal year ending March 2014. The technical center is scheduled to start operations at its new site in June 2013. Currently, DENSO has 22 production companies in China producing a variety of products including automotive air-conditioning systems, engine control components, fuel injection components, alternators, starters, and car navigation systems.
As part of this relocation and expansion, the new technical center will add large test facilities including a wind tunnel to upgrade its product design and development capabilities. DENSO, 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, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world’s major carmakers.