Denso, an automotive technology, systems, and components supplier that operates its North American headquarters in Southfield, today announced a $75.5 million investment to advance innovation in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
The investment will expand Denso International America Inc. in Southfield, (DIAM) as well as a satellite office in Dublin, Ohio, by adding approximately 133 employees over the next three years to design and deliver advanced mobility solutions.
“This is the first in a line of investments to create the future of mobility by bringing in top talent and fostering our culture of innovation,” says Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO’s North America Board of Directors and CEO of DIAM. “Expanding our team and resources now will help us make a future of autonomous cars and advanced electric vehicles possible.”
Denso’s preliminary investment will create 120 new jobs over the next three years while expanding and renovating its R&D facilities to develop the future of mobility, focusing on automotive safety, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles.
Among the facility renovations, Denso will expand its testing facilities and add new test equipment. The company has expanded its Southfield footprint by 44 percent with the purchase of two additional buildings and a vehicle test strip to support sales and engineering activities.
Based in Japan, Denso founded DIAM as the parent company for its North American operations in 1985. Since then, it has grown to include seven buildings in Southfield which houses design, production engineering, technical support, sales, and finance functions.
The campus also includes Denso’s 36-acre North America Technical Center Test Chambers, which simulate a variety of real-world driving conditions that allow engineers to develop and road-test new automotive solutions.