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Denso Invests $10mn in Indiana distribution centre

Denso's new $10mn distribution centre is one of two facilities leading its optimization initiative

This week, Denso, the world’s second-largest mobility supplier, is opening a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The facility will advance the company’s North America distribution optimization strategy, helping to reduce transit times and enhance operations, including management, control and execution.

The facility is expected to be fully operational by Summer 2019, and leverage IoT technologies and new safety initiatives to improve the service Desno provides.

The company is investing approximately US$10mn to lease and equip the new center in Jeffersonville. $3mn is earmarked for the purchase of technology, such as warehouse management software to control inventory, optimize supply chain management and enhance customer service. Hiring is underway to add up to 50 new full-time jobs, including warehouse, management and administrative positions.

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"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 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."

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