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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 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 invests in mobility developer ActiveScaler

8 January 2018

Denso is to invest in start-up company, ActiveScaler, a developer of Managed MaaS (Mobility-as-a-Service) systems powered by artificial intelligence.


Denso and start-up to develop EV semiconductor

5 January 2018

Denso Corporation and FLOSFIA Inc., a tech start-up spun from Kyoto University, are partnering to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device expected to reduce the energy loss, cost, size and weight of inverters used in electrified vehicles (EVs).


just-auto Plus only Denso/Flosfia to develop semiconductor for EVs

4 January 2018

Denso Corporation, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, and Flosfia, a tech startup spun from Kyoto University, are partnering to develop a next-generation power semiconductor device expected to reduce the energy loss, cost, size and weight...


Denso invests in Ridecell in Series B funding

21 December 2017

Denso is to invest in carsharing platform, Ridecell as a significant contributor to the company's recent Series B funding round.


Denso acquires InfiniteKey

14 December 2017

Denso has acquired Holland, Michigan based InfiniteKey along with several key patents and R&D resources.


just-auto Plus only Denso/BlackBerry develop integrated HMI platform

14 December 2017

Denso Corporation and BlackBerry Limited announced the companies have jointly developed the world’s first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) platform. Intel also collaborated in the development of this product. The integrated HMI platform will...


just-auto Plus only Denso/Toyota Tsusho to test quantum computer apps

13 December 2017

Denso Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation announced to conduct the world’s first test using a quantum computer to process data from a traffic IoT platform. The companies will process vehicle location and travel data in real-time from about 130,000...


Denso says world's largest HUD fitted to Lexus LS

12 December 2017

Denso says it has developed a thin-film transistor (TFT), liquid-crystal head-up display (HUD) that is the world’s largest automotive head-up display with a near 24-inch projection. The product is available to the market now and will be featured on the 2018 Lexus LS.


Denso/NEC establish Denso Next new joint venture

30 November 2017

Denso Corporation and NEC Platforms, a subsidiary of NEC Corporation, have unveiled a new joint venture, Denso Next. The company will develop in-vehicle information and communications equipment critical for fostering a truly connected environment inside vehicles, such as instrument clusters, head-up displays, and on-board communication equipment. The company will start operations on 1 December 2017.


Toyota appoints Denso man as CFO

28 November 2017

Toyota has reshuffled its top management as part of an ongoing drive to improve its organisational agility in the face of big challenges facing the auto industry.


Symbio and Denso plan Finland 'innovation centre'

27 November 2017

Software company Symbio and auto parts maker Denso plan to build a joint innovation centre in Finland at Symbio's premises in Espoo.


Denso and Toshiba mull IoT collaboration

6 November 2017

Denso and Toshiba have started talks to enhance collaboration in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT)-based manufacturing, advanced driver assistance, automated driving and other areas.


Denso acquires majority stake in Fujitsu Ten

2 November 2017

Fujitsu Ten's three shareholders, Fujitsu Limited, Toyota and Denso, have unveiled a Basic Agreement to Change its Capital Structure.


Denso H1 revenue up 8.6% at JPY2,363.5bn

1 November 2017

Global automotive supplier Denso Corporation has announced its top line revenue for the first half of the fiscal year some 8.6% up on last year. 


just-auto Plus only Renesas autonomous-driving solution for Toyota

1 November 2017

Renesas Electronics Corporation a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that its automotive technologies will drive Toyota Motor Corporation’s autonomous vehicles, which are presently under development and scheduled for...

Denso news

Denso takes a stake in Metawave

17 May 2018

Denso Corporation has taken a stake in Metawave Corporation, a US startup company that develops m...


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 pro...


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:...


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 a...


Denso to increase stake in Renesas Electronics

16 March 2018

Denso Corporation today announced that it has decided to increase its shareholding in Renesas Ele...


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. T...



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