Denso To Build An Evaluation Facility In Japan For Power Electronics Products

Denso to build an evaluation facility in Japan for Power Electronics ProductsDenso today announced that it will build an evaluation facility to strengthen its development of power electronics products, such as inverters used in hybrid vehicles worldwide, on the site of its Anjo Plant in Anjo, Aichi, Japan. With an investment of 11.5 billion yen (approx. US$126 million*), construction of the facility is scheduled to begin on March 1, 2013, and be completed by late November. The facility will begin operations in April 2014.

“At our new facility, we will evaluate the performance of our power electronics products as well as conduct research and development of next-generation products,” said Masahiko Miyaki, senior executive director responsible for DENSO’s Powertrain Control Systems Business Group. “The new facility will allow us to evaluate product performance more accurately, and by sharing the evaluation results with the R&D group, we can increase our development efficiency – and create more competitive products.”

Facility Profile

Profile of new facility
1. Total floor area: 23,320 m2
2. Investment: 11.5 billion yen (approx. US$126 million)
3. Start of operation: April 2014
4. Business description: Developing and evaluating power electronics products

Profile of Anjo Plant
1. Start of operation: August 1967
2. Site area: Approx. 554,000 m2
3. Building floor area: Approx. 232,000 m2
4. Employees: 2,768
5. Product lines: Starters, alternators, and products for electric and hybrid vehicles