Denso Corporation is to make several organisational changes effective 1 January, 2012 in a bid to improve competitiveness and drive growth.

A statement from the company today (22 December) said the changes would create an organisation that can systematically comply with all powertrain control systems including conventional internal combustion engines, hybrid vehicles and electric vehicles, while the engine electrical systems business unit and EHV components business unit will be incorporated into the powertrain control systems business group.

Moreover, the electric control components division will be incorporated into the information & safety systems business group to create new synergies in the business for vehicle dynamics. 

After the change, the existing five business groups will be reorganised into four business groups. The corporate centre and administration centre will be integrated to form the corporate centre.

With these changes, the company's business organisation will consist of: corporate centre; engineering research & development centre; production promotion centre; purchasing group; sales and marketing group; powertrain control systems business group; electronic systems business group; thermal systems business group, and information & safety system business group.