Denso Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Receives Commissioner's Award of Excellence

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 02:01pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. located in Maryville, Tennessee, was chosen to receive the Commissioner’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.

"DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. has demonstrated a strong commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace," said Phillips, who presented the award today at the closing session of the Tennessee Safety and Health Congress in Nashville. “The evaluation criteria for this award are challenging, and this company has worked extremely hard to meet and exceed the standards the award requires.”

The Commissioner’s Award of Excellence honors Tennessee employers and employees who meet a required number of hours without workplace injuries serious enough to cause an employee to miss a day of work. The number of hours required is based on the company’s size.

A leading supplier of advanced technology to the automotive industry, DENSO is Blount County’s largest employer with nearly 3,800 people and produces starters, alternators, instrument clusters, a wide range of electronic components and an inverter for hybrid vehicles. The company qualified for the Commissioner’s Award by working more than three million hours without a lost-time workplace injury or illness during a period in 2013. This is the sixth consecutive year that DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. has achieved this award.

About DENSO Global:

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, power-train control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions and employs nearly 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, totaled $39.8 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent nine percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

About DENSO in North America: 
DENSO employs more than 17,000 people at 32 consolidated companies and affiliates throughout North America. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled $7.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.

For more information on the Governor’s Safety Award and other TOSHA award programs contact TOSHA’s Nashville office at (800) 249-8510.


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