DENSO in Italy

DENSO in Italy

1990 established

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Growth through acquisition

DENSO entered Italy in 1990 through acquiring a 25% share in an Italian thermal systems manufacturer. At the same time a representative sales office was opened. In 1999 DENSO acquired an 80% share in an Italian rotating machines manufacturer. Most recent, in 2010, DENSO became the full owner of an Italian Aftermarket sales company. By now, all Italian activities of DENSO are done by fully owned companies.

Italy as gateway

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South America and the world

For DENSO, Italy is the gateway to South America and the world. No matter whether they are thermal systems, rotating machines, small motors, or air-conditioning refilling stations, the Italian DENSO companies provide their products to many markets.

3,460 employees at 7 sites

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Italy leads DENSO employment

DENSO has nearly 16,000 employees throughout Europe, with Italy being the country with the most workers. DENSO Thermal Systems occupies 5 locations, DENSO Manufacturing Italia has two sites while DENSO Sales Italia and CTR each have one.

DENSO in Europe

1972 established

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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

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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”. 

16,254 employees in 39 sites

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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.  



First investments in Italy

Nippondenso takes a 25% share in the Italian thermal systems manufacturing company Borletti Climatizzazione and opens its sales office Nippondenso Sales Italia S.L.R.


Borletti name change

Now called Magneti Marelli Climatizzazione S.R.L. the thermal systems manufacturing company operates two locations, Poirino (Torino) and Avellino


Nippondenso name change

Following the global direction, Nippondenso Sales Italia S.L.R. becomes DENSO Sales Italia S.L.R.


DENSO investment

DENSO takes an 80% share in an electric component manufacturing facility in San Salvo (Cieti), renaming it the next year to DENSO Manufacturing Italia S.p.A.


DENSO subsidiairy

Through a share acquisition, Magneti Marelli Climatizzazione becomes a 100% DENSO subsidiairy and is renamed to DENSO Thermal Systems S.p.A.


DENSO Sales Italia S.L.R. move

The sales company now resides on the premises of DENSO Thermal Systems S.p.A in Poirino (Torino).


Investment in the environment

DENSO Manufacturing Italia S.p.A. installs a photovoltaic system on its roofs to reduce the consumption of traditionally generated electricity.



DENSO Sales Italia S.R.L. is renamed to DENSO Italy S.R.L.