DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technologies, 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 more than 151,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totalled €34.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. Alongside a focus on product quality and innovation, DENSO places particular importance on environmental and safety and security concerns, and on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

In Europe, DENSO employs around 15,500 people, with consolidated sales totalling € 4.5 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. DENSO’s European operations include sales offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. In addition, the company operates manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the U.K. DENSO has two technical centres in Germany and engineering bases in Italy, the United Kingdom and Sweden where engineers carry out intensive research into new technologies prior to their market launch.

DENSO AUTOMOTIVE Deutschland GmbH employs 574 associates in six locations. The Aachen Engineering Center (AEC) was founded in 2005 in Wegberg with focus on Development Activities in the area of Powertrain, especially Diesel injection systems and exhaust after treatment. From 2010, AEC expanded and covers also the topics ECU HW and SW Development, Components for xEVs as well as Infotainment. In the Aachen Engineering Center testing facilities for transient engine characteristics, Dynamometers for Emission Testing, Common Rail pump and Injector benches, Electronic Labs and Testbenches for Testing of xEV components are established.

Headquarters: Eching, Germany
Industry: Private for-profit entities