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Denso forecasts profit growth on higher Asia sales

11:10 am U.S. ET | April 28, 2015

Denso, the world's second-biggest auto supplier based on revenue, forecast a 7 percent rise in operating profit for the year ahead, citing an anticipated rise in Asian sales....
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Tesla presses Japanese battery suppliers to innovate, take risks

12:19 pm U.S. ET | March 27, 2015

A Tesla executive courted partners in Japan for its so-called gigafactory, praising local companies for top-notch quality and technology while cautioning against slow decision-making and risk aversion....
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Denso, NGK fined by S. Korea for price-fixing

2:46 pm U.S. ET | March 26, 2015

South Korea's antitrust regulator will fine five auto parts firms, including Japan's Denso, NGK Spark Plug and their local units, a total of $3.2 million for fixing prices and rigging bids for engine parts....
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Denso names new CEO; 9-month operating income drops 12%

6:46 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso today named manufacturing specialist Koji Arima as its new president and CEO. Denso reported separately that operating income fell 12 percent in the April-December period...
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Denso to expand Tenn. plant, add 400 jobs

11:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 30, 2015

Denso, the world’s second-largest automotive supplier, is set to expand a plant and add about 400 employees in Athens, Tenn....
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2015 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Suppliers learn to innovate quickly

2:35 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2015

From Tesla to the Google driverless car to the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup to active safety systems that promise zero fatalities, the auto industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. For auto suppliers, that means relentless pressure to innovate at warp speed....
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World Congress panel to explore vehicle innovation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 22, 2014

Aluminum vs. high-strength steel. It's one of the industry's hottest technological battlegrounds as automakers push to reduce vehicle weight while cutting costs and improving safety....
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ONE PART FOR ALL

Denso air conditioner designed to fit in any vehicle, save money

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

What if a supplier could design a one-size-fits-all component for all of its customers, a product that would allow major economies of scale? Denso Corp. is trying it with air conditioners....
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Toyota overhauls supply chain to aid r&d efforts

6:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Toyota is overhauling its Toyota Group supplier network to better support its next generation product platform and develop advanced active safety technologies....
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Delphi's Korean partner complicating sale of thermal unit

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 26, 2014

Delphi Automotive's sale of its air conditioning business is being complicated by potential problems with one of its South Korean joint venture partners, three people familiar with the deal said....
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Denso's first-half operating profit falls 16% on r&d costs

8:56 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Japan's Denso, the world's second-largest auto supplier, today said it posted a 16 percent decline in six-month operating profit, as development costs and investment outweighed a rise in revenue....
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Toyota supplier Denso considers Japan expansion as yen weakens

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014

Denso is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a reason to believe his weak yen policy will eventually boost investment by manufacturers. The supplier, an affiliate of Toyota and the automaker's biggest supplier, said it’s considering expanding production in Japan....
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Japan's keiretsu suppliers at risk in a new reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Japanese suppliers are struggling to adjust to a new business reality that threatens to undermine the country's keiretsu system of tightknit cooperation between carmakers and their favorite-son suppliers. Blame the unraveling on an immutable truth: Japan's carmakers have stopped expanding at home....
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Autoliv ups focus on fast-growing active safety business

Aug. 15, 2014 06:01 CET

Autoliv, the world's largest maker of seat belts and airbags, is reorganizing to put more focus on its fast-growing, high-margin active safety business....
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Toyota gives $1 million to help shield Detroit museum's art from bankruptcy sale, aid pensioners

2:34 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2014

Toyota's North American arm pledged $1 million toward the Detroit Institute of Arts' goal to raise $100 million and help prevent the sale of the museum's collections during Detroit's bankruptcy case and assist city pensioners....
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SENSOR-CENTRIC

Toyota-affiliated Denso readies technology for other automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014

Denso Corp., the world's No. 2 parts supplier, is developing advanced radar sensors as it seeks to catch Robert Bosch and Continental in the market for parts that prevent accidents....
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Denso's quarterly profit falls on Japan labor costs, compact car shift

1:28 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2014

Denso, the Toyota-affiliated auto supplier, posted a 16.7 percent drop in April-June quarterly operating profit from a year earlier as domestic labor costs rose and as automakers sold more compact cars in Japan that tend to be less profitable....
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DAVE GUILFORD

Road to mythical 54.5 mpg not likely to change

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 28, 2014

Automakers have proved effective at wringing efficiencies out of internal combustion drivetrains, along with weight reduction and aerodynamics....
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DAVID SEDGWICK

Pressure builds on suppliers to team up

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

If the ZF-TRW alliance is going to create a product portfolio for collision avoidance and driverless vehicles, the r&d budget will make or break it....
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Supplier price-fixing crackdown jolts Japan's business culture

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 4, 2014

Compared with just two years ago, Japanese parts makers are scrambling to educate employees on actions that are off-limits. The buzzword of the times: compliance. Compared with just two years ago, Japanese parts makers are scrambling to educate employees on actions that are off-limits....
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Denso exec pleads guilty to instrument panel price-fixing

12:59 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2014

An executive at Denso has agreed to plead guilty to fixing the prices of automobile instrument panel clusters and to serve a prison sentence, the U.S. Justice Department said today....
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Denso makes changes in North American executive management

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2014

Toyota-affiliated supplier Denso said Sadahiro “Sam” Usui is the new chairman and CEO of its North American unit based in suburban Detroit. Usui replaces Hikaru "Howard" Sugi in the position. Sugi is retiring after heading Denso International America for the past three years....
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Denso acquires majority stake in diagnostics, telematics firm

1:19 pm U.S. ET | June 6, 2014

Denso International America acquired a majority stake in Pennsylvania vehicle diagnostics and telematics company Ease Simulation....
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5 cool innovations at Japan's SAE expo

1:33 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014

Japan's premier automotive engineering expo is bustling again along the Yokohama waterfront. A record 488 companies are participating at this year's meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, which runs through Friday. Some 80,000 visitors are expected....
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