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DENSO will build electronic products plant in Japan for $19 million

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DENSO Corp. says it will build a new facility on the premises of its Agui plant in Agui-cho, Chita-gun, Aichi prefecture, Japan. DENSO ELECS Co. Ltd., the corporation's wholly owned subsidiary, will transfer its headquarters and electronic product manufacturing plant from the DENSO Takatana plant in Anjo, Aichi prefecture, to the new facility.

The building area will be 12,800 square meters; the total building investment will be approximately 2.2 billion yen (approximately $19 million).

"With this move, all of DENSO ELECS functions will be centered at the Agui Plant, including the existing production facilities for industrial robots," says Masatoshi Ano, senior managing director in charge of DENSO's corporate and administration centers.

Construction of the new facility is set to start in July. It will be completed in March 2007. Production of electronic products, including bar-code readers, IC card readers, and programmable controllers, is scheduled to start in May 2007.

The products produced by DENSO ELECS are developed by DENSO WAVE Inc., a DENSO group company that manufactures industrial products.

"Following the relocation of DENSO ELECS, we plan to move the development division of DENSO WAVE, currently located on the same premises as DENSO headquarters, to the Agui plant," says Ano. "We anticipate that will take place in fiscal 2007 or later and will help increase production and development efficiency."

DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com.

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