SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- DENSO, the world's second largest mobility supplier, announced today it has acquired EASE Simulation Inc., a company that specializes in automotive diagnostics technology. The company will merge with DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., and continue to provide top-quality aftermarket products, services and technology.
As the definition of mobility and transportation continues to change, DENSO is expanding into software-based solutions in addition to its hardware expertise. The full acquisition of EASE enables DENSO to enhance the services offered within its Original Equipment Service (OES), aftermarket and non-automotive businesses.
"EASE excelled in its ability to access and extract enhanced level diagnostics data from vehicles, which is a critical component as we develop and provide more connected services to the aftermarket and OES industry," said Richard Shiozaki, senior vice president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. "The company is an important addition to the DENSO family and fits into our long- term goal to create and inspire new value for the future of mobility."
EASE was founded in 1993 in Scranton, Penn., and its products primarily focus on inspection, diagnostics and emissions, including VehicleMRI®, a precision tool for inspecting and analyzing automotive electronic systems and pinpointing hidden problems beyond typical check-engine-light issues with maximum accuracy. EASE develops automotive diagnostic equipment, automotive inspection software, automotive emissions equipment, and automotive telematics systems. In 2014, DENSO announced it acquired 72.1 percent of EASE to help accelerate research and development of its vehicle diagnostic and telematics business in North America.
DENSO will move existing EASE employees and their expertise in automotive diagnostics to a business facility in Mayfield, Penn., known as the Northeast Environmental Technology Center.
DENSO is a $48.1 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today, including Toyota, Honda, FCA, GM, Ford, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 220 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company's 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global.
In North America, DENSO employs 24,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 11 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.
About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 550 people in Long Beach, San Jose and Murrieta, Calif., and Plano, Texas. The company's product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.