DENSO Corporation received Ford Motor Company's coveted Aligned Business Framework (ABF) award for its global supply of a full line up of Air Conditioning (AC) Compressors and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) assemblies and modules at Ford's 17th World Excellence Awards ceremony on May 21, 2015. DENSO was one of nine suppliers to receive this distinguished award. Also, Ford honored DENSO affiliate Michigan Automotive Compressor Inc. (MACI) with one of the company's highest recognitions for suppliers – the Silver Award – which marks the second time in six years MACI has received a world excellence award.
"DENSO places a great emphasis on providing innovative and high quality products, and this award helps demonstrate our commitment to those goals," said Haruya Maruyama, executive vice president of DENSO Japan. "We want to congratulate all of our employees who helped earn this award, and we look forward to meeting high quality standards with our products in the future."
The World Excellence Awards honor production and non-production suppliers that have exceeded Ford's highest standards in cost, quality, technology and delivery, while at the same time embracing the ONE Ford mindset and helping the company deliver products with an unparalleled standard of excellence. Ford honored 32 suppliers out of their top 150 global suppliers at its annual recognition event. DENSO was one of 21 suppliers that received the recognition of the Silver World Excellence award.
The Aligned Business Framework is a program where Ford and some of the most strategic suppliers across the globe partner to increase mutual profitability, improve quality, drive innovation and to help encourage shared commitment to sustainability goals.
DENSO Corporation, 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 nearly 140,000 people. 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.densomediacenter.com.
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 33 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Arkansas and Pennsylvania. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaling $8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015.
Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) is the largest manufacturing employer in Jackson County, MI with over 1,050 associates (employees). Established in 1989, the company manufactures automotive air-conditioning compressor units for many automotive manufacturers. Customers include GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, and Honda, as well as Freightliner and John Deere. www.michauto.com