JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Automotive components supplier Denso Corp. and its Denso Products and Services Americas Inc. affiliate are opening a distribution center in Jeffersonville, Ind., to serve its growing North American customer base.
Denso said it is investing more than $9.5 million to lease and equip the new center in Jeffersonville. A third of that is dedicated to technology, such as warehouse management software to control inventory, optimize supply chain management and enhance customer service, the company said. The facility will add 50 full-time jobs.
Denso also recently opened a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The two centers will help Denso achieve higher fill rates, manage efficient inventory, control cost and meet growth targets, the company said.
"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."
Denso's job creation plans position the company for state incentives of up to $325,000 in tax credits and up to $50,000 in training grants from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, as well as incentives from Jeffersonville, the company said.
The center is in the River Ridge Commerce Center, a 6,000-acre business, industrial and technology hub alongside the Ohio River with multimodal connections to consumer markets nationwide.
Kariya, Japan-based Denso develops technology and components for vehicles around the world. In the U.S., Denso employs more than 17,000 at 25 sites.