KARIYA (Japan) - DENSO International India Pvt. Ltd. (DIIN), a subsidiary of DENSO Corporation, celebrated the opening of DENSO's Indian R & D centre, which was built on the site of DIIN, on November 5 starting at 9:30 a.m. local time. The R & D centre was established with a total investment of approximately 1.5 billion rupees (approximately US$28.2 million), and currently employees 52 people.
"We regard India as an important market and aim to expand our business in the country. With this R & D centre, we are promoting product development to better meet Indian customer needs," said Yasushi Yamanaka, executive director responsible for DENSO's Engineering Research & Development Center. "To further strengthen development capabilities, we plan to double the number of employees for the technical center by FY2015."
The new R & D centre has a variety of testing and evaluation equipment including an engine bench and a chassis dynamometer that can test a vehicle at temperatures ranging from -30 to +50 degree Celsius environment. The centre, which started operations in March 2012, develops a wide range of products for DENSO customers in India, such as powertrain, electric and electronic components, information and safety systems, as well as small motors and motorcycle components. In addition, it creates advanced software to support DENSO's product development in other operating regions.
DENSO has operated business in India for almost three decades since 1984. Today, it has six subsidiaries with more than 2,400 employees in : four production companies, DIIN, and DENSO Subros Thermal Engineering Centre India Ltd. (DSEC), which designs car air conditioning systems and other automotive thermal devices.