May 14 Update: DENSO Increases North American Production to Support Customer Demand as Industry Restarts

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (May 14, 2020) – DENSO’s North American facilities are in the process of increasing production to support customer demand as much of the auto industry begins to restart operations. The company’s U.S and Canada operations will resume shipping mass production orders the week of May 18, and DENSO’s Mexico facilities will resume operations as government orders allow.

During the industry shutdown, all of DENSO’s North American manufacturing sites continued to produce service parts and medical equipment components, which government mandates deemed essential.

As industry activity ramps up, production schedules at DENSO facilities will vary based on customer orders.

“Increasing production and meeting our customers’ needs are important, but it is even more important we do so in a safe, informed and methodical way,” said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer of DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO's North American headquarters. “We are continuously monitoring COVID-19-related developments and modifying our approach based on government and industry guidelines – all to best protect our employees and the communities where we operate.”

To ensure employees return to a safe working environment, DENSO recently launched a Risk Minimization Toolkit that is guiding the implementation of safety measures across its North American facilities. The company also rolled out a phased Return-to-Work Protocol to gradually bring employees back to its campuses as government mandates allow, starting with only those who must be onsite to meet customer requirements. Most office employees will continue to work remotely as phases progress.

For all DENSO’s responses to COVID-19, click here.

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