DENSO ELECTRIFICATION Bringing Harmony between People and the Planet DENSO Electrification / Bringing Harmony between People and the Planet

Vision

Sustaining Our Rich Environment
while Maintaining Driving Enjoyment.


DENSO believes in electrified mobility that will move society toward a sustainable future.

For more than 60 years, DENSO engineers have been finding more efficient ways to power our vehicles and improve the driving experience. We must now look beyond just improving traditional gasoline-and diesel-powered vehicles toward the use of electrified and connected mobility. This will enable us to maximize energy efficiency throughout the entire automotive society.

It is our desire to create mobility solutions that inspire people, while remaining sustainable for generations to come.

History

SC Alternator (1999-)

SC Alternator (1999-)

SC Alternator succeeded in the early developmental stage by concurrent examination of the development team and the production engineering team.  In 1999, this activity produced a market leading Alternator with high efficiency, low noise, and that is compact & light weight by using Segment Conductors (rectangular conductor wire). This SC Alternator has been adopted in vehicles all over the world and in 2012 achieved a total global production of 100 million units.

MG Stator for Hybrid Vehicle (2011-)

MG Stator for Hybrid Vehicle (2011-)*MG:Motor Generator

The Motor Generator (MG) is a small, but powerful device that plays a crucial role in hybrid vehicles. It provides the main power to run the vehicle at the start and assists with acceleration, as well as energy recuperation when braking.
Using its experience with winding technologies in its world’s leading SC alternator, DENSO collaborated with Toyota Motor Corporation to develop a completely new stator for the Prius. The motor is smaller and lighter than the previous generation by more than 20 percent, and helps the Prius to achieve a fuel economy of 40km/L – the highest in the world.

Power Control Unit(2007-)

Power Control Unit(2007-)

A Power Control Unit (PCU) consists of products such as the inverters and boost converter, which control and converts the current between the battery and the motors. In 2007, DENSO launched high power and small PCUs with a unique cooling module. Today, DENSO delivers more than 600,000 PCUs to its global customers each year.

Battery ECU(1997-)

Battery ECU(1997-)

Hybrid vehicles are equipped with a high-voltage battery (200 V or higher) to efficiently power a high-output electric motor. The high-voltage battery consists of many low-voltage batteries connected in series. A Battery Electronic Control Unit (ECU) monitors the voltage and temperature (i.e. health) of each of these batteries in all conditions. DENSO developed a unique battery state detection technology in 1997, and now produces more than 1,500,000 Battery ECUs, annually.

Development System and Locations

Development System and Locations
  • Headquarters
    Headquarters
     

    Leading Electrification Technology Development for world wide customers.
    DENSO provides electrification technologies to automotive companies globally. Our H.Q. make strategies for both development and production, looking 20-30 years to the future at what society will need. HQ also leads projects on all products (Inverter, Motor Generator etc.) and core technologies (Semi-Conductor and Winding technologies etc.).
    Engineers from DENSO Technical Centers around the world are involved in strategy making and technology development at early stages, to ensure DENSO provides products which fulfil our customer’s needs globally.
  • Technical Center (TC)
    North America, Europe, Thailand, China, Brazil, India Frontline to achieving customer satisfaction all over the world.
    DENSO Technical Centers forecast regional trends and collaborate with our headquarters in Japan on establishing technical and production strategies.
    Working in partnership with our customers, our technical centers help to ensure our products reflect the needs of local consumers by providing insight in the early product development stage. This ensures our products remain relevant and competitive.
    Our technical centers also play an important role in maintaining the quality of our products globally by procuring high-quality parts in their local markets.
  • 12 plants (10 countries)
      Global Production, Global Quality Standards
    Our mother plant, “Anjo (the name of the city our plant is located)”, has been developing and supplying mass-production process technologies to our plants around the world to achieve the same high “Monozukuri (manufacturing)” levels globally.
    Anjo Plant was founded in 1967 andwill continue to develop, produce and deliver key and unique electrification products for our customers.
    In addition, Anjo provides training and knowledge-sharing of our engineering tradition to the technical centers around the world, helping to develop the skills of our people.