DENSO at a Glance

DENSO is a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components for major automakers. We are committed to making the world a better place through our world-first products and technologies.

DENSO Worldwide

1949 established

Leading the way globally

DENSO started as a manufacturer of automotive-electric products. After decades, DENSO became a global supplier of systems and components and is expanding its business to non-automotive fields, such as Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), medical robots and agricultural support.

US $40.4 billion in annual sales

Supporting automakers worldwide

DENSO provides leading technology and high-quality products as a trusted partner of automakers around the globe. Our world-first advances range from diesel common rail systems that dramatically improve diesel engine performance to night view technology that detects pedestrians at night.

150,000 employees in 200 group companies

Meeting local needs globally

DENSO demonstrates its expertise in 38 countries and regions by combining local needs with global standards.

DENSO in Europe

1972 established

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

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”.

16,312 employees in 44 sites

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.

DENSO in Sweden

Started 1995, Swedish official incorporation in 1998

Over 20 years of expansion and success in Sweden

DENSO Sweden was established in the mid-1990’s by Japanese expats and a few local employees in Gothenburg with the intention to support smaller spot business with the Swedish automotive companies. Today, more than 20 years later, the company has almost 100 persons working (incl. contractors) and DENSO has become a significant system supplier to the Swedish OEM’s. DENSO Sweden has over the years received many awards both from customers for excellence in Quality, Technology and Cost as well as internally for operational excellence.

Gothenburg – An industry hub

Rich history

Gothenburg has a rich history of manufacturing industry and shipping, known as the city of birth of international companies such as Volvo and SKF. For decades Gothenburg has been a Scandinavian export center, with its big port and significant industries. Nowadays Gothenburg, and especially Lindholmen where DENSO Sweden is located, is also a hub for automotive technology with focus on safety, environment and IT.

The people

Strong team

The total workforce in Sweden is almost 100 people consisting of about 85 fulltime employees, strongly supported by contractors and external specialists. This team specializes in cutting-edge Automotive engineering, Quality assurance, Sales and logistics.