DENSO Announces Recipients of 2021 North America Business Partner of the Year Awards

May. 26, 2022

  • Annual awards celebrate partners who help DENSO provide customers with exceptional quality, service and value

  • Fifteen recipients honored at DENSO’s 2022 North America Business Convention

  • Annual meeting fosters collaboration between DENSO and its supply chain, helping both succeed in today’s evolving mobility landscape

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (May 26, 2022) – DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, has announced the recipients of its annual North America Business Partner of the Year Awards. The 15 recipients all demonstrated exceptional contributions to the quality, service, innovation and value that DENSO provided customers throughout its 2021 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2022.


The following companies were recognized in the following categories by DENSO during its 2022 North America Business Partner Convention, held May 25, at the Suburban Collection Showplace outside Detroit:


Supplier of the Year Award

  • Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire

Quality Performance Award


  • TRIS USA, Inc.

  • Fuji Alconix México S.A. DE C.V.

  • TDK Corporation of America

Value Leader Award

  • Washington Penn

  • Adkev, Inc.

  • Micron Technology Inc.

  • Yahagi America Molding, Inc.

Special Achievement Award

  • NDK America, Inc.

  • Matsuo Industries USA, Inc.

  • Sakaiya De Mexico S.A. DE C.V.

  • Texas Instruments Inc.

Diversity Leader Award

  • NSK Corporation

Sustainability Leader Award

  • Kyocera Corporation


Partners were evaluated based on criteria set by DENSO’s North American leaders and honored in categories that closely align with DENSO’s values, including quality, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and Kaizen, or continuous improvement. All recipients displayed a deep commitment to operational and product excellence, as well as a drive to collaborate closely in advancing mobility through innovative products and technologies.

“Despite the challenges of the previous fiscal year, our supplier partners were with us every step of the way, helping our teams problem solve and deliver for our customers. We thank them,” said Mike Winkler, vice president of the North America Purchasing Group at DENSO. “Looking ahead, they’ll continue this and also support our pursuit of DENSO’s Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all.”

In addition to the award ceremony, this year’s Convention focused on presentations and discussions on sustainability and cybersecurity, two critical areas for DENSO and the automotive industry.


DENSO is a $45.1 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 198 facilities to produce electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics, & advanced devices, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 167,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. For more information about global DENSO, visit


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. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, DENSO in North America generated $9.5 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation, and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: For more information, go to