DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas to Acquire SYSTEX Products Arkansas Company Assets

Most SPARC assets, all employees to transfer to DMAR as part of DENSO optimization

May. 11, 2023

OSCEOLA, Ark. (May 11, 2023) – DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, announced today its affiliate DENSO Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc. (DMAR), will acquire most SYSTEX Products Arkansas Company, LLC (SPARC), assets, effective July 1. In the move, DMAR will purchase the building and hire current SPARC employees into DENSO.  
Shimizu Industry, the parent company of SPARC in Osceola, Arkansas, and SYSTEX Products Corporation (SPC) in Battle Creek, Michigan, is a DENSO Corporation group company. SPARC and SPC will remain under Shimizu Industry ownership. SPC operations will continue as normal. 

The acquisition is part of DENSO’s years-long efforts to collaborate more closely with SPARC and streamline thermal product group operations to create a more sustainable business structure. In 2019, SPARC joined DENSO’s North America Thermal Business Unit, and in 2022, DENSO expanded the DMAR management team’s responsibilities to include SPARC operations. 

DENSO will retain all of SPARC’s 65-plus employees who choose to participate in the transfer. They will preserve their years of service when they become DENSO employees.  

“We’re deeply familiar with the SPARC team’s talent and capabilities, which is why we’re excited to come together as one,” said George Harguess, president of DMAR and SPARC. “Our focus will be supporting our employees and ensuring they have the resources they need for a smooth transition, while continuing to deliver excellent quality and performance to our customers.” 

DMAR, established in 2003 and located in Osceola, Arkansas, is where more than 300 employees work together in a 224,000-square-foot facility to produce leading HVAC assemblies and engine cooling modules for North American automakers.  

SPARC, established in 2004, is a longtime DMAR supplier, manufacturing plastic products for automotive air conditioners in a 66,000-square-foot facility. 
As the needs of mobility continue to change, DENSO is committed to evolving its operations and products to ensure it remains competitive, continues to meet customer needs and is positioned to contribute to a green, safe and seamless future.  

Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO is a $47.9 billion leading 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 around 200 facilities worldwide to produce cutting-edge electrification, powertrain, thermal and mobility electronics products, among others, that change how the world moves. In developing such solutions, the company’s 165,000 global employees pursue rewarding careers while paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. DENSO spent around 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. For more information about DENSO’s operations worldwide, visit
In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, DENSO in North America generated $11.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. To learn more about DENSO operations in the region and to review current career opportunities, please visit