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News   April 10, 2019   by Adam Malik

Denso opens new technical centre

Ken Ito

Mobility supplier Denso is opening a new facility geared towards cutting-edge aftermarket products and services.

These technologies will centre around automotive inspection and telematics systems in an effort to focus on aftermarket services and open up greater access to vehicle data to help jobbers and technicians make cars safer and more efficient.

Called the Connected Services Pennsylvania Technical Center in Scranton, Pa., it was previously part of EASE Simulation, Inc., an automotive diagnostics developer, that was Denso bought in 2018.

The company also plans to use the centre to enhance its offerings within its original equipment service and non-automotive offerings while strengthening its push into software solutions around new mobility needs.

“Advanced diagnostics technology continues to take on increasing importance as vehicles rapidly become more connected and complex,” said Kenichiro Ito, executive director for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of Denso’s North American Headquarters. “Through the technical centre, DENSO looks to make it easier for fleet managers and technicians to access data in vehicles that will empower them to make cars safer and more fuel efficient.”

Haruhiko Kato

EASE and its products primarily focus on inspection, diagnostics, telematics and emissions. Its perhaps best-known product is VehicleMRI, a precision tool used to inspect and analyze automotive electronic systems and pinpoint hidden problems past typical check-engine-light issues.

“The Connected Services Pennsylvania Technical Center, with its extensive diagnostics background, boosts our aftermarket presence in the Midwest and complements our other locations in Ohio and Indiana,” said Haruhiko Kato president of DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “Because of our robust network across North America, as well as our focus on services in aftermarket and OES, we’re well-suited to support our customers quickly and to the unique requirements they demand as vehicle connectivity proliferates.”

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