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News   March 21, 2019   by Adam Malik

Denso expands North American operations

Denso is investing nearly $10 million in a new distribution centre in Indiana to boost its offerings in North America.

With 50 full-time jobs being added thanks to the new hub in Jefferson, Ind., it will be fully operational this summer.

The company also opened a new DC in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Located near its customers, the new centre will reduce transit times and enhance operations, including management, control and execution, Denso said in an announcement.

“With our distribution strategy, we are embracing innovation to build the future of mobility. The center in Jeffersonville is strategically located to help meet the rising demand for DENSO’s top-quality replacement auto parts in the Northeast and Midwest,” said Kazu Yanagawa, vice president of DENSO’s Supply Chain Management Group. “This new distribution center gives us next-day ground transportation access to the entire region.”

Of the $9.5 million being spent to lease and equip the Jefferson facility, $3 million is dedicated to technology – from warehouse management software to control inventory.

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