DENSO Corporation today announced that it has agreed with Pioneer Corporation to take a stake in Tohoku Pioneer EG Corporation (Tohoku Pioneer EG), which is involved in the factory automation (FA) business and is owned by Tohoku Pioneer Corporation, a consolidated subsidiary of Pioneer Corporation.
Recently, the global environment for the manufacturing industry is at a turning point due to the shrinking workforce and aging population. Various initiatives are being taken to promote industrial change, such as Connected Industries in Japan and INDUSTRIE 4.0 in Germany.
Against this backdrop, DENSO set the goal of developing optimal solutions for FA systems in the Long-term Plan 2025 formulated in 2017. Specifically, DENSO will offer FA system solutions that combine automation processes using robots with IoT-based kaizen support by leveraging its expertise in process design and worksite management refined through many years of manufacturing automotive components, thereby offering new value to society.
As a system integrator of various automated production equipment, Tohoku Pioneer EG has supplied advanced custom-made FA production systems that meet the needs of customers, including DENSO, in various industries such as the automotive, electrical/electronic equipment, medical, food, semiconductor, and IT industries.
DENSO’s track record of introducing automation systems at 130 plants globally has an affinity with Tohoku Pioneer EG’s experience in offering FA production system. By taking a stake in Tohoku Pioneer EG, DENSO will be able to offer optimal streamlined FA system solutions and thereby contributing to the overall development of the manufacturing industry.
Profile of Tohoku Pioneer EG
|1. Name||:||Tohoku Pioneer EG Corporation|
|2. Location||:||2-1-57 Ishidorii, Tendo, Yamagata, Japan|
|3. Representative||:||President and Representative Director Heikichi Muneta|
|4. Establishment||:||May 1988|
|5. Capital||:||350 million yen|
|6. Ownership||:||100% owned by Tohoku Pioneer Corporation|
|7. Sales||:||12.4 billion yen (year to March 2018)|
|8. Employees||:||297 (as of April 1, 2018)|
|9. Business description||:||Manufacturing various custom-made automated production equipment and high-precision flow measurement equipment|
About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 28 consolidated subsidiaries and 4 affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$10.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018. For more information, goto www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.
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