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DENSO Named Distinguished OE Partner By Automotive Parts Associates
March 27, 2015

Industry group selects DENSO for its new vendor award

LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. (DPAM) has received the Distinguished Original Equipment (OE) Partner Award from Automotive Parts Associates (APA) Inc.

DENSO is the first recipient of the honor, which APA added this year to its annual vendor awards. The buying group, which represents more than $1 billion in purchasing power, made the announcement March 19 during its 34th Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

“Through the sales efforts of DENSO and the amazing support of our members, the APA group was able to achieve our goal and show the membership what can be done when we all pull in one direction,” said APA Vice President Bill Cook.

“APA members are valued customers and we are deeply honored to be the first recipient of this new award,” said Frank Cisek, senior manager of Aftermarket Sales. “It pays tribute to the entire DPAM team and our commitment to quality products and customer service.”

The Distinguished OE Partner Award recognizes an industry leader that has successfully brought its OE products into the automotive aftermarket and provided APA with the highest-quality products. APA is a member-owned cooperative made up of more than 110 independent warehouse distributors with more than 375 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About DENSO Products and Services Americas:

DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 420 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.

About DENSO:

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, 2014, totaled US$39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.0 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:

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 U.S., 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 totaled US$7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

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