Three of Denso group's Japanese domestic market sales and service companies are to be combined into a single entity branded Denso Solution.

Denso Sales Japan, Denso Ten Sales and Denso Ten Service will be merged to form Denso Solution Japan on 1 April.

"With the progress of vehicle electrification and automated driving, the business environment is dramatically changing. Therefore, it is becoming increasingly important to create high value added business with new products and services in the Japanese automotive aftermarket," the supplier said in a statement.

The company said the single organisation would expand its automotive aftermarket business by "maximising a group-wide synergy that can be gained through their long-standing sales and service networks throughout Japan and their product planning capabilities in the fields of aftermarket products and accessories including those for commercial vehicles".

The integrated company would increase cooperation between Denso and Denso Ten to provide new products and services for car safety and security, connected driving, and other applications, which are expected to be in greater demand, and therefore better serve customers.