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DENSO in Netherlands

DENSO in the Netherlands

Established in 1972

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45 years of expansion

Nippondenso was established more than 45 years ago in the Netherlands, as a
representative office with only five employees. Today, DENSO employs nearly 330 associates working at its offices in Weesp and at the World Trade Center in Amsterdam Zuid, which serves as the European Headquarters of DENSO.

A Global Logistics Hub

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Leveraging the strengths of The Netherlands

With major shipping ports, one of the world’s largest airports, The Netherlands is a global logistics hub. Its strategic position, combined with its centuries old trade relationship with Japan, makes The Netherlands the logical choice as the location of DENSO’s European regional headquarters.

Over 300 Employees at 3 Sites

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Major functions lead European operations

In The Netherlands, DENSO has the full range of regional headquarters functions, an Aftermarket and Industrial Solutions business unit covering all of Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and major logistics operations. In total, 328 employees work for DENSO in the Netherlands.

DENSO in Europe

1972 established

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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.

Heritage

1972

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Establishment of a DENSO representative office in The Netherlands

A first foothold in Europe.

1973

DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V. established

NIPPONDENSO EUROPE B.V. (known today as DENSO INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V.) established in order to grow and professionalize the business. The location changed from Amsterdam to Weesp, The Netherlands.

1985

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Expansion of warehouse activities

Accommodating the continuous growth of DENSO in Europe, a new warehouse was built in Weesp, The Netherlands.

1996

Change of Global Company Name

The corporate name of NIPPONDENSO Co. Ltd. was changed to DENSO Corporation to reflect the global nature of DENSO’s operations.

2017

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New office location for Corporate Functions

A return to Amsterdam… DENSO’s European headquarters was relocated to the Amsterdam World Trade Center, at the heart of the Zuidas business district.