DENSO Adds 320 Jobs in Tenn.
Feb. 28, 2018—DENSO, one of the world's largest automotive technology, systems and components suppliers, is expanding its operations in North America through a $190 million investment in its Athens, Tenn. facility.
The investment will add four new production lines and 320 jobs, increasing DENSO's ability to produce and deliver key parts for its customers.
This is the latest in a line of strategic investments in North America and part of DENSO's commitment to make Tenn. a primary manufacturing center. The US economy is expected to keep growing due to policies, including recent tax reform, and DENSO plans to continue advancing automotive innovation and manufacturing in the U.S. In September, DENSO announced a $1 billion investment in its Maryville, Tenn. facility, creating 1,000 jobs focused on electrification and safety systems.
This investment will create 320 new jobs across production, facility operations, engineering, administration and other skilled-trade positions. Athens will debut one new production line for Gasoline Direct Injection injectors, as well as one low pressure fuel pump, and two high pressure fuel pump production lines serving automakers across North America.