KARIYA, Japan DENSO Corp.
announced that it will construct a new plant for DENSO do Brasil Ltda. (DNBR), one of DENSO’s Brazilian production sites, in Santa Barbara d'Oeste City, Brazil, about 130 km northwest of Sao Paulo City.
“We expect demand for motor vehicles in Brazil to grow, so we decided to build a new plant to increase production capacity,” said Kazuo Hironaka, senior managing director overseeing DENSO’s Sales Group. “We will expand the sales of existing products, and look to win orders for new products.”
DNBR produces and sells passenger car air conditioning systems, bus air conditioning systems, radiators, and other products. It has two plants in Brazil a main plant in Cuitiba City, Parana State, and a sub plant in Pindamonhangaba City, Sao Paulo State. All operations of the Pinda Plant will be transferred to the new plant to establish a more efficient business management system at DNBR.
The new plant will start operations in January 2011 with 65 million Brazilian real (about US$ 35.7 million) to be invested by 2011.
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 120,000 people in 33 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009, totaled US$32.0 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com
Profile of new plant
Location: Santa Barbara d'Oeste City, Sao Paulo State, Brazil
Start of operations: January 2011 (projected)
Investment: 65 million Brazilian real (approximately US$35.7 million*)
Employees: 315 (projected for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012)
Building area: Approximately 21,800 m2
Site area: Approximately 300,000 m2
Business description: Production of passenger car air conditioning systems and other products