May 26 Update: DENSO Facilities Ready to Support as Mexico Auto Industry Restarts

May. 26, 2020

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (May 26, 2020) – As most of DENSO’s North American facilities increased production May 18 to support the U.S and Canada auto industry restart, DENSO’s Mexico facilities are now working closely with government officials and customers to safely increase production in the region. DENSO is targeting to resume operations in early June or once permitted by the Mexican government.

To ensure a safe workplace, DENSO will follow the government safety protocol and also utilize its North American-wide Risk Minimization Toolkit. In addition, DENSO is implementing a phased Return-to-Work Protocol that continues to allow those capable to work remotely to continue to do so. These resources, which DENSO is leveraging across its North America locations, help ensure the company not only supports its customers, but also prioritizes the health and safety of its employees while adhering to local government guidelines.

“Restarting operations in Mexico helps fuel the global automotive supply chain and is a positive step in ramping up our industry,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer of DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American headquarters. “DENSO will continue to work to meet our customers’ needs, while also keeping a close eye on COVID-19-related developments and adjusting our approach as needed to comply with government and industry best practices.”

DENSO operates out of three locations in Mexico, including:

  • Apodoca Plant: Employs more than 4,500 people and produces seven different products for varying business units; it is one of DENSO’s largest plants in North America.
  • Guadalupe Plant: Employs approximately 750 and specializes in manufacturing eight different driving parts.
  • Silao Plant: Employs more than 1,400 and is dedicated to auto parts manufacturing and sales strategy; it is DENSO’s newest plant in Mexico and its green campus was designed to mitigate negative impact on the environment.

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites.

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