Introducing DENSO history, from our establishment until today.
First DENSO product sold
First DENSO product sold in North America (a starter-generator for a chainsaw)
First North America sales office opens
After securing a contract to supply alternators to Ford Motor Co., DENSO opened a sales office in Chicago.
Second North America sales office opens
To further support sales in the Midwest, DENSO Corporation liaison office opened in Southfield, Mich.
DENSO Sales California, Inc established
DENSO Sales California, Inc was established. The company was staffed with 12 employees at its inception.
DENSO Sales Canada, Inc. established
DENSO Sales Canada, Inc. was established and helped expand the company's sales of air conditioners and electrical components.
New facility in Long Beach, Calif.
DENSO Sales California built a new facility in Long, Beach California.
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. established.
DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. in Battle Creek, Mich. was established. It was the company's first North American manufacturing facility.
Regional North America headquarters established
DENSO established its regional North America headquarters, DENSO International America, Inc. in Southfield, Mich.
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. established
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. in Maryville, TN was established to produce electrical auto parts, meters and electronic components.
Wind tunnel opens
State-of-the-art Climatic Wind Tunnel opens at DENSO International America Technical Center to support North American Customers.
MovinCool assembly starts
DENSO Sales California starts assembly of MovinCool portable air conditioning units.
10 million instrument clusters
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee produces 10 millionth instrument cluster.
New facility in Guelph, Ontario
DENSO opens manufacturing facility in Guelph, Ontario to produce vehicle air conditioners.
DENSO International America establishes the DENSO North America Foundation.