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DENSO sets up US production as automakers shift to EVs
As part of DENSO's USD 1 billion investment to make its Maryville, Tennessee, location a manufacturing hub in North America for electrification, connectivity and advanced safety products, the company will produce a next-generation inverter for US OEMs.
DENSO also is looking to expand new technology with other customers in the North American market. "The shift to electric vehicles will occur in stages, but we need to ramp up R&D and production now. Our long-term vision is a future with enhanced mobility, with less impact on the environment, and DENSO is committed to advancing automotive innovation and helping our customers meet today's and tomorrow's transportation demands," says Kenichiro Ito, chairman of DENSO's North America Board of Directors and chief executive officer of DENSO International America, in a press release.. Back in 2017, DENSO announced its investment in Maryville, along with the creation of 1’000+ U.S. manufacturing jobs in Tennessee. The investment expanded multiple production lines to create products like DENSO's next-generation inverter, as well as advanced safety components, and products that connect vehicles and society.