DENSO Corporation is a global automotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.
,After becoming independent from Toyota Motor, the company was founded as Nippon Denso Co. Ltd. in 1949. About 25% of the company is owned by Toyota. Despite being a part of the Toyota Group of companies, as of the year ending March 2016, sales to the Toyota Group accounted for less than 50% of total revenue. In 2016, Denso was the fourth largest auto parts supplier in the world.
,As of 2016, Denso Corporation consisted of 189 subsidiaries with a total of 151,775 employees. The company is further escalating its global production structure by establishing manufacturing complexes in India, Mexico, and Indonesia in order to accommodate further global demand for their products. In 2013, Denso was listed at #242 on the Fortune Global 500 list with a total revenue of $43.1 billion.