DENSO at a Glance

DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for major automakers. We are committed to making the world a better place through our world-first products and technologies.

DENSO Worldwide

1949 established

Leading the way globally

DENSO started as a manufacturer of automotive-electric products. After decades, DENSO became a global supplier of systems and components and is expanding its business to non-automotive fields, such as Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), medical robots and agricultural support.

US $48.1 billion in annual sales

Supporting automakers worldwide

DENSO provides leading technology and high-quality products as a trusted partner of automakers around the globe. Our world-first advances range from diesel common rail systems that dramatically improve diesel engine performance to night view technology that detects pedestrians at night.

170,000 employees in 200 group companies

Meeting local needs globally

DENSO demonstrates its expertise in 35 countries and regions by combining local needs with global standards.

DENSO in Europe

1972 established

Continuous expansion throughout Europe

Since the Dutch already introduced the Japanese society to European culture in the 17th century, the first representative office was established in Amsterdam, The Netherlands In 1972. One year later the regional headquarters Nippondenso Europe (now DENSO International Europe) was established in Weesp, The Netherlands. Since then DENSO Europe grew and has sales companies and manufacturing plants all over Europe.

Powered by Diversity

Diversity in languages, cultures and locations

DENSO has 29 official group companies with over 40 locations in Europe (as of March 31, 2016). A total of European 14 languages are spoken (actually 15 if we include the DENSO operations in Morocco). And just imagine the cultural differences from North to South and from West to East. This is why we say “DENSO: Powered by our Diversity”.

17,071 employees in 44 sites

Meeting local needs Europe-wide

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

DENSO in Spain

1989 established

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

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).

1118 employees at 2 sites

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.