DENSO TEN Limited. (Formerly Fujitsu Ten Limited)

Company Profile



1-2-28, Goshodori, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken 652-8510, Japan

Business Overview

-A supplier of car-navigation systems, car audio, engine ECUs, airbag ECUs and other products. The Company was formerly Fujitsu Ten, prior to becoming Denso Ten. 

-The Company operates in the following business segments.

  • Cn business (automotive communication devices): Telematics for managing safe driving (communication-based drive recorders), emergency warming systems.
  • CI business (Multi-media devices for automobiles): visual audio displays, car-navigation systems, CD tuners.
  • AE business (automotive electronic devices): engine-control ECUs, air-bag ECUs, ECUs for hybrid vehicles.


-Unlisted company


-Car navigation systems
-Car audio systems
-Rear seat displays
-Telematics units for the eCall emergency call systems
-Vehicle Security Systems: VSS
-Cloud connected taxi dispatch systems
-Cloud connected drive recorders
-Hybrid module ECU
-Electric power steering ECU
-Engine control ECU
-Airbag control module ECU
-Power management ECU
-Remote engine starters
-Remote engine starter systems with smartphone connectivity
-Drive Recorder
-Front-eye Cameras
-Back-eye cameras
-Film antennae
-Speaker amps
-Antenna amps
-Stop & Start ECUs
-Electric-charger ECUs
-Transmission ECU
-VCU (Vehicle Control Unit)


1920 Kawanishi Machine Works established.
1949 Kobe Industries Corp. established.
1955 Started delivery of car radios for Toyota Motor Corporation's Crown.
1959 Developed Japan's first all-transistor car radio.
1967 Ten Onkyo Co., Ltd. established. (currently Tochigi Fujitsu Ten Ltd.)
1967 Marketed Japan's first 8-track car stereo system.
1968 Kobe Industries Corp. merged with Fujitsu Limited, and the car radio and car stereo department belonged to the Kobe Industries Division of Fujitsu Limited.
1972 The car radio and car stereo department was separated from Fujitsu Limited, and established as Fujitsu Ten Ltd.
1973 The capital was increased to JPY 1,000 million with investment by Toyota Motor Corp., Nippondenso Co., Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited.
Started delivery of electronic devices for controlling safety belts and gas emission to Toyota Motor Corp.
1975 Nakatsugawa Ten Ltd. established. (now Nakatsugawa Plant)
1977 Marketed a component car stereo.
1978 Started delivery of electronic devices for cruise control to Toyota Motor Corp.
1979 Started delivery of car stereos equipped with electronically tuned radio and recording functions to Toyota Motor Corp.
1981 Started delivery of the electronic device for electronically controlled automatic transmission to Aishin Seiki Co., Ltd.
1982 Jointly developed an electronic mobile height control device with Aishin Seiki Co., Ltd. and started delivery of the product to the company.

Started delivery of preheat timer devices for diesel engines to Toyota Motor Corp.
Jointly developed the world's first in-car use CD player with Toyota Motor Corp.
Started delivery of a control unit for an electronically controlled fuel injection device (EFI) to Toyota Motor Corp.
1984 Vehicle electronics building constructed in the main plant.
Started delivery of a mobile security system to Toyota Motor Corp.
1985 New production facilities constructed in the main plant.
Jointly developed the "Live Sound System" with Toyota Motor Corp. and started delivery of the product to Toyota.
1987 Nakatsugawa Ten Ltd. merged with Fujitsu Ten Ltd.
Rushville Indiana Operation of Fujitsu Ten Corp. of America established.
1991 Production facilities built an extension in the Nakatsugawa plant.
New manufacturing building constructed for Fujitsu Ten Corporation of the Philippines.
1992 Started delivery of anti-lock braking system (ABS) control units to Toyota Motor Corp.
1994 Marketed the world's first multimedia player for in-car use, "Car Marty."
Marketed the following distance warning device, "Laser Alarm."

Started producing car audio in Europe.
Started delivery of VICS units for car navigation to Toyota Motor Corp.
Developed black smoke purification ECUs for diesel engines jointly with Toyota Industries and began supplying the ECUs to Toyota Industries.

Construction of the plant of Fujitsu Ten de Mexico. S.A. de C.V. completed.
Nakatsugawa Technical Center constructed.
Construction of the plant of Tianjin Fujitsu Ten Electronics Co., Ltd. completed.
Started delivery of the world's first 1DIN 6-disk CD changer to Toyota Motor Corp.
Marketed CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) Automatic Dispatching system for Taxi Companies.

Obtained QS-9000 quality control standard certification, meeting criteria established by America's Big Three (General Motors, Ford and Daimler Chrysler).
Developed the world's smallest 60GHz scan-type millimeter-wave radar for automobiles and began sample shipment of the rader system.
Developed CRAMAS (ComputeR Aided Multi-Analysis System), a real-time simulation tool for developing automotive ECUs.
1999 Developed the world's smallest 76GHz scan-type millimeter-wave radar for automobiles and began sample shipment of the radar system.
In-car use Engine Control System Electronic Equipment has achieved the total of ten millions units.
2000 Started supplying DVD-AVN that integrate world's first DVD Navigation and Audio Visual System in 2DIN size to Toyota Motor Corp.
2002 Constructed its plant in Fujitsu Ten (Thailand) Company Limited.
Marketed a car navigation system equipped with two units of 20GB hard disk for the first time in the world.
2003 Started delivery of "76GHz band millimeter-wave radar" to Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
2004 Construction of the plant of Fujitsu Ten Electronics (Wuxi) Ltd. completed.
Developed the world's first Integrated Film Antenna for Car-TV and GPS.
2006 Joint development with Toyota Boshoku Corporation of the world's first "headliner speaker system" that creates sound by vibrating the roofing material of a car.

Started sales of ECLIPSE 2007 summer models that can download site information to car navigation from mobile phone.
Marketed detachable navigation section integrated into audio unit in U.S., Europe and Australia.
Started supplying ECUs for hybrid vehicles to Toyota Motor Corporation.
Released AVN with a built-in DTT tuner and a B-CAS card slot.
2008 Developed a Next-generation Acoustical Space Control System. Adopted for Toyota Premium Sound System of Toyota "Crown".
Delivered the "Display Audio" for new "Life" of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
2009 Delivered 76GHz millimeter-wave radar for the world's first "Front-side Pre-crash Safety System" developed by Toyota Motor Corporation.
2010 Multi-Angle Vision developed, the world's first peripheral monitoring system displaying a three-dimensional bird's-eye view from various perspectives around the vehicle. Adopted by Toyota Motor Corp. as a dealer option.
2011 Unveils Vivid View Processor 3, the World's First LSI with Color Correction in Direct Sunlight for Vehicle-Mounted Displays.
2012 Established Fujitsu Ten (China) Ltd. to oversee the Group’s operations in China.
Established Fujitsu Ten Minda India Private Limited., a production subsidiary in India.
2013 Established Kawasaki Sensor Development Center.
2014 Established Fujitsu Ten Manufacturing Ltd. combining Nakatsugawa Plant in Nakatsugawa, Gifu, and Tochigi Fujitsu Ten Limited in Oyama, Tochigi.
2016 Established V-ICT Division.
2017 Adopted the corporate name Denso Ten.

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