DENSO in Spain

DENSO in Spain

Established in 1989

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Greenfield sites allowed for growth

Established in June of 1989 in Sant Fruitós de Bages, located around 60 kilometers from Barcelona with the name VND, a joint venture with VALEO (50 percent) and NIPPONDENSO (50 percent) was built. While changing its name to NIPPONDENSO Barcelona S.A., production started in 1991. In 2004, DENSO Sistemas Termicos Espana S.A was established. At this greenfield site, production started in 2006. Both companies have seen significant expansion and sales growth.

High-tech in Spain

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Cutting-edge manufacturing

In Spain, DENSO produces electronics, information & safety, powertrain and thermal systems and components. This is done with the most up-to-date manufacturing technology befitting DENSO’s unique strength of Monozukuri (the art of making things).

Over 1,200 Employees working at two sites

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Continuous training to nurture talent

In Spain, DENSO employs 783 people in Sant Fruitós de Bages and 335 people in Vigo. To assure the highest quality standards that the customers and the automotive market claim, DENSO invests in continuous internal and external training to make sure that talent, development and professional growth of every associate is granted.

DENSO in Europe

Established in 1972

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Continuous expansion throughout Europe

Since the Dutch had already introduced Japanese culture into European society in the 17th century, DENSO’s first representative office was established in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1972. One year later its regional headquarters, Nippondenso Europe (now DENSO International Europe), was established in Weesp. Since then DENSO Europe has expanded to include sales and manufacturing companies across the region.

Powered by Diversity

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Diversity in languages, cultures, and locations

DENSO has 29 official group companies in over 40 locations in Europe (as of March 31, 2016).
A total of 15 languages are spoken across DENSO’s European network, with a diversity of cultures and backgrounds from North to South and East to West that strengthens DENSO’s competitive advantage.

16,254 Employees in 39 Sites

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Meeting local needs in Europe

Winning customers’ trust and being a reliable supplier, DENSO Europe expands its footprint to be close to its clients. DENSO also emphasizes human development to improve and strive for a better future.



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DENSO Barcelona S.A. established

DENSO Barcelona S.A. established

in Sant Fruitós de Bages, located around 60 kilometers from Barcelona, with the name VND, a join venture with VALEO (50%) and NIPPONDENSO (50%). While changing its name to NIPPONDENSO starting production in 1991 with 63 associates and producing ignition coils.


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NIPPONDENSO Barcelona expands products and internal facilities

Starts production of Electronic Control Units (ECU), air-conditioning ECU, and distributors. Receives a regional Quality award (Catalonia Government).


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Company name change from NIPPONDENSO to DENSO Barcelona in 1996

while expanding facilities for the 3rd time. Product portfolio includes new range of electronic and powertrain products such as body ECU, ignition stick coils and air flow meters


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DENSO Barcelona expands

internally in powertrain area and externally in warehouse area. Includes O2 sensor, meter cluster and A/C panel as part of its portfolio products.


DENSO Sistemas Termicos Espana S.A. established

in Vigo.


DENSO Barcelona further expands

warehouse area and also a second internal expansion. Receives 10 years of best environmental practices by EMAS reward and a regional low accident award.


DENSO Sistemas Termicos Espana S.A. plant expansion


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Facilities and operational expansion

DENSO Barcelona executes its 8th expansion with more than 2000 m2 of new building for R&D and Inspection Center labs, a Talent and Development center and a brand new general office.
Launches one of the biggest self-consumption photovoltaic systems in Catalonia: 1000 solar panels that will reduce 100 tons of CO2 to the atmosphere on a yearly basis.
After 24 years of Japanese top management, for first time a local President is appointed.


More expansion

DENSO Barcelona external facilities expansion to benefit associate care (canteen and resting area), and new building acquisition to reinforce its logistic and productivity operations.