Denso Corp., a global automotive supplier which has its North American headquarters in Southfield, has announced it will start a satellite research and development team in Israel.
The new satellite operation will begin collaborating with local startups, universities, research institutions, and other partners to develop products and technologies tailored to customers and regional characteristics.
The satellite in Israel will build on the country’s surge in innovative technologies, including automated driving, cybersecurity, telecommunications, artificial intelligence, sensing, and software.
Denso recently announced an initiative to broaden its R&D capabilities outside of Japan, where the company has its global headquarters. In 2017, the company started satellite research and development activities in Helsinki, Finland.
Denso focuses on the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, and information and safety. The company employs more than 23,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and four affiliates across North America.
Denso has its global headquarters in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan. The company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide in 38 countries and regions, and employs more than 150,000 people.