To strengthen its developing capabilities in Europe, Denso will expand its two engineering centres located in Wegberg and Eching.

The supplier will spend EUR21m (US$27.87m) by fiscal year 2015 to add new office buildings and testing equipment at both centres.

"With this expansion, we aim to improve customer service by designing more products locally and offering more market-specific designs," said Masato Nakagawa, head of Denso International Europe engineering and chief technology officer.

"We will also contribute to development in other regions by promoting future developments in advanced technological areas in Europe."