Denso says it will expand the plant of its semiconductor production plant which it operates under the name Denso Hokkaido, one of its group companies.
The measure is part of Denso’s efforts to increase production of semiconductor sensors, enhance its domestic production system and boost Denso group’s competitiveness.
Denso will invest about 11 billion yen ($103 million) by 2025 to complete the expansion and increase production.
Construction is scheduled to start in July 2020 and to be completed in June 2021.
Production is planned to start in stages in October 2021.
The number of employees is expected to increase to approximately 1,150 in 2025.
Denso Hokkaido manufactures semiconductor sensors for automotive engines, air conditioners, and brake and other relevant systems.
Denso is expanding the plant at Denso Hokkaido, which has manufactured 500 million semiconductor sensors since its opening, in preparation for increased sensor demand as vehicle electrification and safety systems become more complex and proliferate.
Through this expansion and production of a key automotive technology, Denso Hokkaido will further improve its capability to meet customers’ needs and contribute to the development of the local community.
Denso is a $48.3 billion global supplier of thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, and electronic systems to the automotive systems. It has 211 facilities in 35 countries, and employs approximately 170,000 people.