DENSO’s first distribution center in Mexico serves growing customer base
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Inc. (DPAM), a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corporation, has opened its first auto parts distribution center in Mexico. Located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, the facility allows DENSO to bring its full selection of replacement auto parts to the marketplace, ensuring faster delivery and enhanced service to meet growing customer demand across Mexico.
The new facility builds on DENSO Corporation’s longstanding presence in Mexico that dates back nearly two decades when the company opened its first manufacturing plant, also in Apodaca. That number has since grown to four manufacturing plants in Mexico serving markets throughout North America.
“We’re building on a great relationship and taking our commitment to our customers in Mexico to a whole new level,” said Fran Labun, vice president of DPAM’s Sales Group. “This is a major expansion dedicated to making it easier to exceed our customer’s expectations.”
In 2011, DPAM opened its Mexico City sales office. DPAM established the new distribution center in response to strong year-over-year sales growth of its aftermarket auto parts in the Mexico marketplace. DPAM currently sells its entire selection of 26 product lines in Mexico, up from two in 2005.
The facility opened in August and has already begun shipping to customers throughout the country. Inventory at the location will grow to include DENSO’s full line of spark plugs, oxygen sensors, filters and all other replacement auto parts covering almost every vehicle make and model on the road today.
DENSO provides all its customer support materials – product and packaging information, sales literature, catalogs and other resources – in Spanish. Materials include DENSO’s newly released 2015 Spark Plug Catalog.
About DENSO Products and Services Americas:
DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 470 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.
DENSO Corp., 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, 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. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. 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.
About DENSO in North America:
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.
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