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DENSO Corporation (株式会社デンソー Kabushiki-Gaisha Densō) is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
After becoming independent from Toyota Motors, it was founded as Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. (日本電装株式会社 Nippon Densō Kabushiki-Gaisha) in 1949. About 25% of the company is owned by Toyota Motor. Despite being a part of the Toyota Group of companies, as of the year ending March 2016, sales to the Toyota Group accounted for less than 50% of the total revenue (44% of the revenue originated from other car manufacturers in Japan, Germany, the U.S. and China). Currently, Denso ranks the second largest auto parts supplier in the world.
As of 2016, Denso Corporation consisted of 189 subsidiaries (63 in Japan, 34 in the Americas, 34 in Europe and 58 in Asia/Oceania) with a total of 151,775 employees. The company is further escalating its global production structure by establishing manufacturing complexes in India, Mexico and Indonesia in order to accommodate further global demand for their products. In 2013 Denso was listed at #242 on the Fortune Global 500 list with a total revenue of $43.1 billion.
The word Denso 電装 (Den-So) is derived from the two Japanese words Den-Ki (Electric) and So-Chi (Device).
|26 April 2012||DENSO Corporation Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price Fixing and Bid Rigging Conspiracy||FBI Detroit Division|
|30 January 2012||Two Japanese Companies, Four Execs Guilty in Automobile Parts Bid-Rigging and Price-Fixing Conspiracies||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
|30 January 2012||Yazaki Corp., Denso Corp., and Four Yazaki Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging Conspiracies||U.S. Department of Justice|
|26 March 2012||DENSO Corporation Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Auto Parts Installed in U.S. Cars||U.S. Department of Justice|
|21 May 2013||Two DENSO Corporation Executives Agree to Plead Guilty for Price Fixing and Bid Rigging on Auto Parts Installed in U.S. Cars||U.S. Department of Justice|
|6 January 2014||DENSO To Showcase Connected Car and Connected Home Technology at 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show||DENSO International America Inc.|
|7 January 2014||DENSO 2014 North American International Auto Show News Conference||DENSO International America Inc.|
|20 February 2014||Former Denso Corp. Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Obstructing Automotive Parts Investigation||U.S. Department of Justice|
|30 June 2014||Denso Corp. Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. Cars||U.S. Department of Justice|
|Date||Document Name & Details||Documents|
|3 January 2012||Permanent Magnet Type Generator|
United States Patent US RE43,055
Norikazu Takeuchi for Denso Corporation and Denso Trim Co., Ltd.
PDF - 751KB - 16 pages
|3 July 2012||Oscillating Angular Speed Sensor|
United States Patent US 8,210,040 B2
Hirofumi Higuchi, Akitoshi Yamanaka, and Tetsuo Fujii for Denso Corporation
PDF - 1.2MB - 13 pages
|6 August 2013||Catalyst Material|
United States Patent US 8,501,662
Yasushi Hayashi for Denso Corporation
PDF - 2.1MB - 36 pages
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