Denso Group (China) FY2009-FY2010

Business Highlights

Powertrain systems

- In April 2009, Denso (Changzhou) Fuel Injection System Co., Ltd. in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, started producing common rail systems for diesel engines.

Climate Control
-Tianjin Fawer Denso Air-Conditioner, which is a joint venture between the Denso Group and Fawer Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. broke ground on its new plant site at the Changchun Xixin Economic & Technological Development Zone, Jilin Province on May 18, 2011. Investment in this project is expected to reach 177 million yuan. The Changchun Plant, which will have a building area of 16,000 square meters, is scheduled to be completed in early 2012. The joint venture plans to ensure the capacity to manufacture 560,000 automotive air conditioners by 2015, aiming to generate 1.2 billion yuan in annual sales. Addition of the new production base will improve the delivery efficiency in supplying its products to Sichuan FAW Toyota Co., Ltd. Changchun Fengyue Company, FAW-VW and FAW Car. (From a press release, May 20, 2011)

-DENSO Corporation is planning to increase its capacity to manufacture automotive components such as air conditioners by several hundred thousands of units per year so as to respond to strong local demand for these products. (From a press release, July 12, 2010)

Body parts

 -Denso (China) Investment Co., Ltd. (DICH) and ASMO Co., Ltd. will jointly establish a new manufacturing company in China in February 2011. The new facility, based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, will manufacture automotive small motors and related products, starting in August 2012. The 18.1 million USD (1.44 billion yen) venture will be 90 percent owned by ASMO, with DICH holding the remaining stake. In 2016, the joint venture plans to generate sales of 8.3 billion yen and employ 660 workers. The total investment amount will be 2.21 million RMB (2.78 billion yen). (From a press release on January 19, 2011)

Information and Communication

-In February 2009, Denso Corporation announced that Denso (China) Investment Co. Ltd. (DICH), the Group's regional headquarters in China, will acquire from Denso Create Inc. (Aichi, Japan) all shares of Denso Create Shanghai Inc. effective April 2009. With this reorganization, Denso Create Shanghai will be renamed Denso Software Shanghai Co., Ltd. and continue its current software development business for mass-produced products, particularly vehicle navigation systems. In line with a projected rise in demand for car navigation devices in China, requirements for navigation software development services to support the increasingly sophisticated functions are also expected to grow in the country. The share transfer is intended to strengthen the Denso's development structure by allowing the software development company to work more closely with the designing division of DICH, which controls the Group's Chinese operations. Denso Create Shanghai will further raise its development capacity. It will establish a branch office in Xian, China by the end of the fiscal year 2009, with a plan to increase the number of its employees to 120 from the current 70 by 2012. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on Feb. 19, 2009)


R&D Facility

Name of the facility Overview
Denso Shanghai Technical Center Providing support to develop diesel common rail systems and navigation systems