Denso, a large automotive supplier in Southfield, has integrated its consolidated subsidiary ASMO companies in the U.S. into its North American operations. The move is designed to accelerate Denso’s development of motor technologies and innovations for North American customers.
Effective immediately, Denso Manufacturing North Carolina (DMNC), formerly known as ASMO North Carolina Inc., will become a more integral part of Denso’s North America Motors Business group in Southfield. It has other locations in Battle Creek; Greenville, N.C.; and Ennis, Texas. The integration is part of a long-term plan to operate more efficiently, accelerating research and development.
“Automakers around the world are focused on electrification and automated driving,” says Kenichiro Ito, executive officer for Denso Corp. and CEO of Denso’s North American headquarters. “The products and technologies required to support that are sophisticated and require constant innovation and enhancements. This business integration will allow us to combine the strengths of both companies acquired over the years to achieve our shared goal to create a safe, secure, and sustainable future.”
Masanori Iyama will lead Denso’s North America Motors Business group and serve as president of DMNC. Iyama will transition from his current role as head of Motor Planning Division for Denso Corp.
DMNC produces blower motors, power seat motors, windshield wiper systems, power window motors, electric power steering motors, and pinch sensor assemblies. It employs about 1,500 people.
Denso is headquartered in Japan.