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Suzuki will triple capacity of new Indian plant

15 September 2017

Having opened its first car plant in the Indian state of Gujarat earlier this year, Suzuki Motor Corporation now says it will lift capacity of the 250,000 units per annum plant to 750,000 by 2020. The statement was made by chairman Osamu Suzuki at an event where a new battery factory was also announced.


January 2016, management briefing (Part 2)

26 January 2016

The second part of this month’s briefing reviews just some of the supplier autonomous driving innovations that caught our eye in the consumer electronics show (CES) and Detroit auto show this month. While they may not be household names, the likes of Autoliv, Bosch, Continental, Delphi, Denso, Magna, Valeo, Visteon and ZF TRW will heavily influence how your autonomous car will perform. Here, the tech talk is on sensor fusion (critical for self-driving cars), connectivity and vehicle-to-everything. In the meantime, semi-autonomous technologies are becoming more affordable thereby paving the way for mass-vehicle market growth.


Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

27 February 2015

Moving to a 48V architecture in hybrid and electric vehicles offers plenty of promise. It provides about four times the energy recuperation - from regenerative and friction braking - than is available on the traditional 12V system. Calum MacRae takes a closer look at supplier plans and forecasts for 48V.


Supplier industry M&A and IPO briefing

28 November 2014

This month's managament briefing reviews the financial position of the global supplier automotive supplier industry. Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.

Latest interviews


LiDAR Q&A with Velodyne

14 January 2018

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae chatted with John Eggert, director, automotive sales and marketing, at Velodyne LiDAR, Inc. of San Jose, CA. Velodyne is one of the leading developers and manufacturers of LiDAR sensors and its PUCK sensors have been deployed on numerous autonomous test vehicles. 


Denso - digitalisation is transforming aftermarket

14 July 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component manufacturers, we spoke to Ruslan Leontiev, product manager starters & alternators and wiper blades, and Alexey Bartashevich, senior manager aftermarket products, both Denso Aftermarket & Industrial Solutions.


Q&A with Denso’s thermal systems division

7 March 2016

Denso's thermal systems division represents its second largest segment, accounting for approximately one-third of the company's annual turnover. The division produces climate control products and engine-cooling systems. Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Tibor Gyoeroeg, Senior Manager at Denso Automotive Deutschland GmbH and Matteo Biglia, Director at Denso Thermal Systems Italy about the supplier's cooling system technologies.


Denso VP on developing concepts for air-con - Q&A

10 November 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one suppliers, Matthew Beecham spoke to Roland Priesemuth, Vice President Business Development, Denso Thermal Europe Centre about the key market drivers for climate control technologies.

Latest news


Denso acquires Ease Simulation

1 November 2018

Denso has acquired Ease Simulation, a company specialising in automotive diagnostics technology.


Denso building new R&D centre in Tokyo

31 October 2018

Denso Corporation (Denso) has announced it will establish a new facility at Haneda Airport in Tokyo to develop and test automated driving technologies.


Denso H1 operating profit down 26% to US$1.3bn

31 October 2018

Denso has recorded half-year operating profit down 25.5% to US$1.3bn,  although revenue rose 11.8% to US$13.9bn.


Denso to supply side-view systems for new Lexus ES

29 October 2018

Denso has developed a digital side-view monitor ECU (electronic control unit) which it says helps enhance the view for the driver and improves vehicle safety.


Denso outlines future business/mobility strategy

22 October 2018

Denso has launched its 2018 Annual Report, which is the first account of company activities following the release of its long-term policy.


Denso invests in eSol

12 October 2018

Denso Corporation has announced it has taken a 2% equity stake in eSol, a leading developer of real-time embedded software solutions. Denso will use eSol’s technologies to develop software for the systems and products required for automated driving.


just-auto Plus only Denso/NRI to establish new cybersecurity company

27 September 2018

Denso Corporation announced it has agreed to establish a joint venture with NRI Secure Technologies to detect and diagnose the security risks of in-vehicle electronic products. The new cybersecurity company, named Ndias is equally owned by Denso and NRI and...


Aisin/Advics/JTEKT/Denso to develop ECU software

28 August 2018

Aisin Seiki, Advics, JTEKT and Denso are to establish a joint venture to develop integrated ECU software for automated driving and vehicle dynamics control.


Aisin and Denso team on hybrids/electric vehicles

28 August 2018

Aisin Seiki and Denso have reached a basic agreement to form a new joint venture company to develop and sell hybrid, fuel cell and electric vehicles.


Denso Japan invests in OLED manufacturer Joled

23 August 2018

Denso has invested JPY30bn (US$270m) in Joled, a developer of printed organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays.


Denso sees JPY70-80bn yen hit from US restrictions

31 July 2018

Denso said on Tuesday it expects to take a hit of up to JPY80bn (US$719m) this year if the US raises auto tariffs, Reuters reported, citing Japanese media.


just-auto Plus only Denso Q1 2018 revenue surge 14.3% at JPY1,331.2bn

31 July 2018

Global automotive supplier Denso Corporation announced its global financial results for the first quarter ending 30 June 2018 for fiscal year ending 31 March 2019: Consolidated revenue totalled JPY1,331.2bn (US$12.0bn), a 14.3% increase from the previous...


Denso US joins Plug and Play mobility platform

18 July 2018

Denso has announced its Silicon Valley office’s partnership with Plug and Play, the "world’s largest innovation platform".


just-auto Plus only Denso Korea integrating group company operations

28 June 2018

Denso Corporation, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive technology and components, announced that it will integrate the operations of three of its group companies: Denso Korea Electronics Corporation, Denso Korea Automotive Corporation, and...


Toyota and Denso to consolidate in electronics

4 June 2018

Toyota and Denso have agreed to 'begin considerations toward consolidating the core electronic component operations of both Toyota and Denso within Denso'. The move comes as the auto industry grapples with challenges in advanced technologies for electrification, connectivity and autonomous drive - which increases the importance of electronic component systems. The aim is to enhance the competitive position of Toyota through the more efficient development and production of electronic components.


Denso takes a stake in Metawave

17 May 2018

Denso Corporation has taken a stake in Metawave Corporation, a US startup company that develops millimetre-wave radar sensing technologies to detect vehicles and pedestrians.


Denso announces FY profit gain of 25%

27 April 2018

Denso has announced financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31 that show operating profit almost 25% ahead of the previous year on revenues 13% higher. However, adverse currency effects (yen appreciation versus the dollar) are forecast to dent operating profit in the current fiscal year.


Denso to integrate press-worked parts subsidiaries

5 April 2018

Denso Corporation said from 1 July 2018 it would integrate the management of two group companies: Denso Preas Corporation and Denso Kiko, both of which manufacture metal press-worked parts.


just-auto Plus only Denso unveils new satellite R&D team in Israel

29 March 2018

Denso Corporation unveiled its newest innovative satellite R&D team in Israel, accelerating advanced technologies like automated driving, cybersecurity, and AI. Starting in April, Denso's R&D satellite will begin collaborating with local startups...


Denso to increase stake in Renesas Electronics

16 March 2018

Denso Corporation is to increase its shareholding in Renesas Electronics from 0.5% to 5% to, it said, "accelerate the development of various in-vehicle systems including automated driving systems that are becoming more advanced, complicated, and larger in scale than ever before. Renesas has cutting-edge technologies for semiconductors that serve as the key devices in such systems".


Toyota to establish automated driving R&D unit

5 March 2018

Toyota will establish a new company in Tokyo later this month for automated driving R&D.


just-auto Plus only Denso invests in expansion of Tennessee plant

1 March 2018

Denso, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is expanding its operations in North America through a US$190m investment in its Athens, Tennessee facility. The investment will add four new production lines and...


Denso invests in Dellfer

22 February 2018

Denso has announced a significant investment in Dellfer, an IoT and automotive cybersecurity start-up company based in San Francisco, California.


Denso fined by EU over anti-competitive practices

21 February 2018

The European Commission has imposed fines on component suppliers that infringed EU competition law in connection with past sales of automotive spark plugs.


just-auto Plus only Denso acquires equity stake in Creationline

15 February 2018

Denso Corporation announced that it has taken an equity stake in Creationline which excels at deploying and integrating cloud and other technologies that enable next-generation software development, including open source software. The auto industry is...


just-auto Plus only Denso announces leadership promotions

8 February 2018

Denso, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, announced multiple leadership promotions across North America. Denso continues to grow significantly in North America, and these promotions reflect the company’s continued mission to...


Denso nine-month profit up 32% to US$2.2bn

6 February 2018

Denso has unveiled nine-month consolidated profit attributable to parent company owners up 32% to US$2.2bn.


Denso to open new R&D facility in Minato-ku, Tokyo

1 February 2018

Denso Corporation has announced it will open a new office in Minato-ku, Tokyo in April 2018 to conduct R&D on advanced driver assistance (ADAS), automated driving, and connected vehicles.


Denso develops new standard vision sensor

30 January 2018

Denso Corporation has announced it has developed a new standard vision sensor that detects pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes and other road users


just-auto Plus only Denso/Toshiba join in embedded software business

16 January 2018

Denso Corporation, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation and Toshiba Information Systems (Japan) Corporation have concluded a capital alliance agreement in which Denso acquires 20% of the total number of shares issued by Toshiba Information...

Denso news

Denso acquires Ease Simulation

1 November 2018

Denso has acquired Ease Simulation, a company specialising in automotive diagnostics technology....


Denso building new R&D centre in Tokyo

31 October 2018

Denso Corporation (Denso) has announced it will establish a new facility at Haneda Airport in Tok...


Denso H1 operating profit down 26% to US$1.3bn

31 October 2018

Denso has recorded half-year operating profit down 25.5% to US$1.3bn, although revenue rose 11.8...


Denso to supply side-view systems for new Lexus ES

29 October 2018

Denso has developed a digital side-view monitor ECU (electronic control unit) which it says helps...


Denso outlines future business/mobility strategy

22 October 2018

Denso has launched its 2018 Annual Report, which is the first account of company activities follo...


Denso invests in eSol

12 October 2018

Denso Corporation has announced it has taken a 2% equity stake in eSol, a leading developer of re...



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