Southfield-based Denso Invests $190M, Adds 320 Jobs At Tennessee Manufacturing Plant

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Southfield-based Denso, one of the world’s largest automotive technology, systems, and components suppliers, is expanding its operations in North America through a $190 million investment in its Athens, Tenn. facility. The investment will add four new production lines and 320 jobs.

This is the latest in a line of strategic investments in North America and part of Denso’s commitment to make Tenn. a primary manufacturing center. The company is optimistic about the U.S. economy and plans to continue advancing automotive innovation and manufacturing stateside.

The Athens announcement comes after Denso committed $1 billion to its Maryville, Tenn. facility last September, creating 1,000 jobs.

“Increasing our capacity to manufacture products closer to customers in North America will continue to power Denso’s growth in the region,” says Hugh Cantrell, director of administrative services for Denso Manufacturing Athens Tenn.

“This investment strengthens one of our key production centers. Athens has played a major role producing and supplying our customers with key components in fuel delivery, ignition, and exhaust gas systems.”

Those interested in a career at Denso in Athens, Tenn. can apply here.

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