Denso, the global Japanese auto parts manufacturer will expand its production and build a new warehouse with an investment worth $400 million, which will lead to 500 new job openings in East Tennessee.
The expansion was announced by Governor Bill Haslam and Economic & Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd at the Clayton Center for the Arts at Maryville College where Denso was celebrating its 25th anniversary.
Haslam said “It’s a big deal when a company decides to invest $400 million and add 500 employees on top of everything they’ve already done. Our commitment to them is just making certain we can provide the workforce they need. We’re working with them on everything from Tennessee Promise to Tennessee Reconnect to make sure we have the workforce that DENSO needs and deserves.”
The announcement is an indication of the great pass Denso is having through in the automotive manufacturing sector.
With a workforce that counts more than 3,100 employees, Denso is the largest employer in Blount County, Tennessee. It supports a big number of families throughout East Tennessee and has shown commitment and continuous investment in the U.S. state.
The Japanese automotive components manufacturer is producing starts, alternators, instrument clusters and electronic components and systems. Its location in Maryville in Blount County has four manufacturing factories on 194 acres and has been through 8 expansions already.
Denso has 22,000 employees in North America and 25 manufacturing centers operating in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. there are more than 14,000 people working at Denso operations.
By Gabriela Florea