|Year||History of DENSO|
|1949||Establishment of Nippondenso Co., Ltd. having been separated from Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. with ¥15 million capital.|
|1950||Publication start of DENSO JIHO (internal Japanese-language newsletter).|
|1953||Technical cooperation with Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany.|
|1954||Start of Assigned Service Station System.|
|1955||Establish Injection Pump Preparation Section.|
|1956||Adoption of Corporate Motto.
Establishment of Refrigerator Preparation Section.
|1957||Establishment of AICHI DENSO CO., LTD. (consolidated in 1959) to start spark plug business.|
|1960||Adoption of Corporate Song.|
|1961||Awarded Deming Prize; the most prestigious award for quality control.|
|1964||Adoption of DENSO Policy based on the Trade Liberalization of Japan (in correspondence to liberalization of trade).|
|1965||Operations start at Ikeda Plant and Hiroshima Plant.|
|1966||Adoption of DENSO Policy based on the Capital Liberalization of Japan (in correspondence to liberalization of capital).
Establish Chicago Sales Office and branch offices in Los Angeles and Detroit in the United States.
|1967||Operations start at Anjo Plant.|
|1968||Establishment of IC Research Center.|
|1970||Operations start at Nishio Plant.
Adoption of DENSO Safety and Health and Environment Standard.
Establish overseas branch office in Stuttgart, Germany.
|1971||Establishment of Nippondenso of Los Angeles, Inc. as the first overseas subsidiary.
Adoption of DENSO Globalization Policy (in correspondence to liberalization of automotive capital).
|1972||Establishment of Nippondenso Thailand Co., Ltd., Nippondenso (Australia) Pty. Ltd., and Nippondenso Canada, Inc.|
|1973||Establishment of Nippondenso (Europe) B.V. in The Netherlands.|
|1974||Adoption of DENSO New Management Policy (in correspondence to new business environment after the oil crisis).
Operations start at Takatana Plant.
|1977||Received the first gold medal during International Youth Skill Olympics.|
|1978||Started consignment production of small motors to what is currently known as Asmo Co., Ltd.|
|1979||Awarded the first Okochi Memorial Production Prize (Production Engineering Section).
Adoption of DENSO Policy for the 1980s (aiming to become a corporation with sales amount of one trillion yen after 10 years).
|1980||Establish Nippondenso Compressores Ltda. in Brazil.
Awarded the Minister of International Trade and Industry Prize for excellent energy control at the plant.
|1982||Operations start at Daian Plant.|
|1984||Opening of Nukata Testing Center.
Establishment of DENSO Taiyo Co., Ltd.
Tie-up with Allen-Bradley Co., Inc. in regard to factory automation (FA) business.
Establish Nippondenso Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. in Michigan.
|1985||The first recognition of In-house Technical Skill Certification (In-house Trade Skill Tests) based on In-house Trade Skill Tests Recognition Regulations set by the Ministry of Labor.
Establishment of Nippondenso America, Inc. near Detroit.
Received the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Medal for New Technology for the first time.
|1986||Adoption of DENSO Policy for the 1990s (aiming to become global DENSO).
Establishment of Technical Education Center.
|1987||Operations start at Toyohashi Plant.
Establishment of DENSO Technical College.
Operations start at Kota Plant.
|1989||Establishment of Nippondenso Manufacturing (Barcelona),. S.A. in Spain.|
|1990||Operations start at Agui Plant.
Establish NDM Manufacturing Ltd. in the United Kingdom as a joint venture with Magneti Marelli S.p.A. of Italy.
|1991||Opening of DENSO Research Laboratories.
Establishment of Nippondenso International (Europe) B.V. in The Netherlands.
Start of a joint venture with AT&T Co. of the United States in regard to integrated circuit (IC) cards.
|1993||Operations start at Kitakyushu Plant.|
|1994||Adoption of DENSO's Principles for Change (reform of corporate constitution in the post-bubble period).
Yantai Shougang Nippondenso Co., Ltd. established in China.
Adopted DENSO Philosophy and new Corporate Song.
DENSO Micro Car was recognized as the world smallest model car in Guinness Book of Records.
|1995||Received the global environment award.
Establishment of DENSO International Singapore Pte. Ltd.
|1996||Corporate name changed to DENSO Corporation.
Acquisition of ISO 14001, the international standard of environmental management system, by Ikeda Plant.
|1997||Acquisition of QS 9000/ISO 9001 certification by all automobile-related divisions of DENSO.
Adoption of "DENSO VISION 2005" as a long-term management goal.
|1998||All domestic plants have obtained ISO 14001 certification.
Operations start at Zenmyo Plant.
|1999||Acquisition of Rotating Machines Division of Magneti Marelli S.p.A.|
|2000||Adopt "DENSO ECOVISION 2005" as an environmental management goal.|
|2001||Acquisition of Climate Control Equipment Division of Magneti Marelli S.p.A
Estabishment of DENSO Abdul Latif Jameel Co., Ltd. in Saudi Arabia.
Opening of Abashiri Proving Ground.
|2002||Achieved the goal of zero emissions at all 14 operations in Japan.|
|2003||Establishment of DENSO (China) Investment Co., Limited in China.|
|2004||Announcement of DENSO VISION 2015.|
|2005||Establishment of DENSO Training Academy Thailand, DENSO`s first overseas regional training center.|
|2006||Announcement of DENSO Group Corporate Behavior Declaration.|
|2007||Foundation of DENSO International Asia(DIAT).|
|2009||Establishment of DENSO SALES RUS L.L.C. in Russia|
|2010||Establishment of DENSO THERMAL SYSTEMS MOROCCO S.A.R.L. in Morocco|