DENSO, the world’s second-largest mobility supplier, has announced that its affiliate DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. will open a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, IN, creating up to 50 new jobs by 2023.
“With our distribution strategy, we are embracing innovation to build the future of mobility. The center in Jeffersonville is strategically located to help meet the rising demand for DENSO’s top-quality replacement auto parts in the Northeast and Midwest,” said Kazu Yanagawa, vice president of DENSO’s Supply Chain Management Group. “This new distribution center gives us next-day ground transportation access to the entire region.”
The Japan-based company will invest more than $9.5 million to lease and equip 312,000 square feet of warehouse space in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville. The new facility will help DENSO achieve higher fill rates, manage efficient inventory, control costs and meet growth targets. The company plans to invest $3 million in new technology, including warehouse management software to control inventory, optimize supply chain management and enhance customer service.
“Indiana’s central location, pro-business environment and talented workforce continue to attract companies from around the world,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “The cultural and economic relationships between Indiana and Japan run deep, and DENSO’s expansion to Indiana will further solidify our partnership and strengthen the network of nearly 300 Japanese businesses operating here and creating quality job opportunities for Hoosiers.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) offered DENSO Products and Services Americas Inc. up to $325,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, so until employees are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Jeffersonville will offer additional incentives to the company at the request of One Southern Indiana, and Duke Energy has approved incentives to offset a portion of the energy costs.
“The city of Jeffersonville is pleased to welcome another nationally known corporation into our business community,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “DENSO will complement our city’s growing international business base, providing our citizens with meaningful employment while enhancing Jeffersonville’s reputation as an enterprising community with business solutions for top companies. The city of Jeffersonville looks forward to working with DENSO to ensure its success.”
DENSO develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. DENSO employs more than 170,000 workers at its 220 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems. In North America, DENSO employs over 24,000 engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Headquartered in Southfield, MI, DENSO employs more than 17,000 employees across 12 states and 25 sites in the U.S.
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