MARYVILLE, Tenn., July 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. (DMTN) announced a $400 million investment to expand manufacturing lines, which would result in the creation of 500 new jobs. Today, the company broke ground on a key portion of this investment - a 186,528 square foot consolidated warehouse, located on its Maryville, Tenn. campus. The warehouse is due to be complete by October 2017.
The new warehouse allows DMTN to consolidate its various warehouse operations in the Maryville area and free up manufacturing space that can be used to produce products, such as head-up displays, instrument clusters and electronic control units.
"As we continue to expand, we also renew our commitment to serve our customers with our best efforts and to make important new contributions to the economic well-being of Blount County, East Tennessee and the region as whole," said Jack Helmboldt, President and CEO of the company.
Due to the creation of 500 new jobs, DENSO is currently hiring for team members in Production, Logistics, and Maintenance. Also currently needed are experienced production leaders as well as a variety of professional positions. Anyone interested in applying for a position at DENSO should visit http://www.densocareers.com/.
About DENSO Corporation:
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/
About DENSO in North America:
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas and Alabama. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.
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