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Denso invests nearly $10 million in new DC

Denso has announced its affiliate Denso Products and Services Americas is opening a new distribution center in Jeffersonville, Ind.

The location, which will be fully operational this summer, is part of Denso’s North American distribution optimization strategy to more efficiently serve its growing customer base throughout North America, as well as leverage IoT technologies and improve safety, the company says.

In addition to Jeffersonville, Denso recently opened a distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Denso says the additional space near customers will reduce transit times and enhance operations, including management, control and execution. The two centers will help Denso achieve higher fill rates, manage efficient inventory, control cost and meet growth targets.

“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,” says 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 is investing more than $9.5 million to lease and equip the new center in Jeffersonville. Three million of that is dedicated to 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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