MARYVILLE, Tenn. (July 22, 2016) — Denso Manufacturing Tennesee Inc. (DMTN) has broken ground on a new distribution center.
The 186,528-sq.-ft. warehouse will be a key component in the company's plan to expand manufacturing lines through a $400 million investment and the creation of 500 new jobs, Denso said.
“As we continue to expand, we also renew our commitment to serve our customers with our best efforts and to make important new contributions to the economic well-being of Blount County, East Tennessee and the region as whole,” said Jack Helmboldt, president and CEO of DMTN, a subsidiary of Japan's Denso Corp.
Construction on the Maryville warehouse should be complete by October 2017 and will free up manufacturing space, allowing for production of head-up displays, instrument clusters and electronic control units, among other items, the company said.
In addition, DENSO is recruiting production leadership and business professionals, while also looking fill positions in production, logistics and maintenance.
DENSO, which is based in Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Worldwide, DENSO has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and employs more than 150,000.