DENSO to Expand DENSO Hokkaido Plant – Expansion will increase production of semiconductor sensors as part of the company’s efforts to strengthen DENSO Group’s production system –

Sep. 26, 2019 News Releases Products & Services


KARIYA (Japan) ― DENSO Corporation announced today that it will expand the plant of DENSO Hokkaido Corporation, one of its group companies, as part of its efforts to increase production of semiconductor sensors, enhance its domestic production system and boost DENSO group’s competitiveness.

DENSO will invest about 11 billion yen by 2025 to complete the expansion and increase production. Construction is scheduled to start in July 2020 and to be completed in June 2021. Production is planned to start in stages in October 2021. The number of employees is expected to increase to approximately 1,150 in 2025.

DENSO Hokkaido manufactures semiconductor sensors for automotive engines, air conditioners, and brake and other relevant systems. DENSO is expanding the plant at DENSO Hokkaido, which has manufactured 500 million semiconductor sensors since its operating, in preparation for increased sensor demand as vehicle electrification and safety systems become more complex and proliferate.

Through this expansion and production of a key automotive technology, DENSO Hokkaido will further improve its capability to meet customers’ needs and contribute to the development of the local community.


1. Name

DENSO Hokkaido Corporation

2. Establishment

April, 2007

3. Location

1007-195 Izumisawa, Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan (Chitose Airport Industrial Complex)

4. Capital

2.6 billion yen

5. Ownership

100% owned by DENSO Corporation

6. President

Seiji Nehashi

7. Employees

1,049 (as of April 2019)

About 1,150 (expected in FY2026)

8. Business description

Manufacturing sensor products

9. Site area

About 163,484 m2

10. Total floor area:

About 34,300 m2 (before expansion)

About 52,650 m2 (after expansion)

Completion image of DENSO Hokkaido Corporation after plant expansion
Overall image of DENSO Hokkaido Corporation after plant expansion
About DENSO Corporation

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 211 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit