The innovation centre includes spaces for durability and track testing, as well as mass production
Denso today opened an Electrification Innovation Centre at its plant in Anjo, Aichi, Japan, which employs about 2,400 people. This supports the company’s aggressive development and production of electrified automotive products, systems and technologies, the company noted. Denso has developed and produced key products for electric vehicles, including inverters and motor generators used in hybrid vehicles and battery packs in mild hybrids, also known as stop-start technology.
The Electrification Innovation Centre features a development building, which will house teams focused on developing advanced production technologies and testing new vehicle systems. Other areas of the facility include a durability building for reliability testing, outdoor track for testing newly-developed products, and a production plant for quickly ramping up a mass production line. Together, these spaces will enable Denso to quickly transform new technology ideas into prototypes, and then reliable customer offerings, manufactured at scale.
Additionally, Denso will also innovate energy conservation technologies at the newly-constructed plant, with the aim of achieving zero CO2 emissions within the future plant. The company said it will use the Anjo and Hirose plants to establish safe, efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes for electrification-related components. DENSO will soon roll out the superior production lines established at the facilities across its manufacturing companies and affiliates worldwide.