DENSO headquarters in Europe supports Dutch institutions in COVID-19 research

Reaffirming DENSO’s long-term commitment to its communities

Jun. 11, 2020

DENSO International Europe, the regional headquarters of the world’s second largest advanced automotive technology supplier, announced today their support for COVID-19 research and response efforts led by Technical University Delft and the Erasmus MC Foundation. This aligns with DENSO’s long-term commitment to society and follows various donations and actions initiated by DENSO across the European region.

As regional and national authorities begin to ease COVID-19 restrictions, institutions continue their research to find solutions for medical care as well as research towards finding a cure or vaccine against the virus.

Reaffirming its commitment to the COVID-19 response, DENSO International Europe has allocated an amount of 10,000 EUR to be used for the purchase of medical PPEs, and to support medical and academic institutions in the Netherlands, mainly TU Delft and the Erasmus Medical Center Foundation.

TU Delft conducts COVID-19 research aimed at improving patient care, including the safe re-use of face masks, and the timely development of ventilators in order to meet urgent demand.

The Erasmus MC Foundation, on the other hand, focuses its research on recovery, studying treatments that may prove to be a viable cure for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and developing a vaccine that may prevent infection and future outbreaks.

Following DENSO’s donation to the Erasmus MC Foundation, a fundraising page was also set up, enabling associates working at both the DENSO Weesp and World Trade Center Amsterdam offices to donate directly if they wish.

Elsewhere in Europe, DENSO European companies have also shown support and solidarity through various efforts and initiatives.

DENSO companies in Italy, which has one of the highest numbers of coronavirus cases in Europe, have extended financial support, with a total of 185,000 EUR and PPE to help medical institutions and workers.

Besides producing face masks, DENSO companies in Spain are also collaborating with a local engineering university to produce 3D-printed face-shields for medical workers and ventilators that can be used in intensive care units.

Other initiatives and donations have also been led by DENSO associates across the region such as cleaning materials, PC donations to help with homeschooling during quarantine, and support for the elderly and vulnerable groups.

Click  here  to read more about COVID-19 initiatives across DENSO’s European network.



About DENSO Europe

DENSO is a €44 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, and electronic systems, to create jobs that are changing the way the world moves.  

The company's more than 170,000 associates are paving the way towards mobility that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and works in harmony with the environment. With its global headquarters located in Kariya, Japan, DENSO in the European region consists of R&D, manufacturing and sales operations across 15 countries and employs more than 17,000 people. 

Underscoring its commitment towards shaping the future of mobility, DENSO spent 9.9% of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. 

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Julie Dacanay
Corporate Communications | DENSO International Europe