The investment ensures the training center has goal for its automotive manufacturing to go green by 2030
DENSO, the second largest global mobility supplier, has invested $1.95 million to the North Technical Training Center at Michigan. Set on its Battle Creek facility, the center is designed to be erect at the forefront of automated and data-rich manufacturing, also known as Industry 4.0. Dedicated to enhance the workforce, the center aims to act as a training hub for DENSO technical talent. Company believes it’s an urgent resource as automotive and manufacturing technology is strengthening and rapidly evolving the world. Built with DENSO’s Long-term Policy 2030 in mind, the center bringing hope for the future aims to create new value for advanced mobility.
DENSO paving the way to a mobility future
Manufacturing at its core the company develops advanced technology and components for almost every vehicle model running on the road right now. As industries are now acquiring and reaching-out their hands towards electrification and automated driving, DENSO is committed to provide innovative, tech-forward training grounds for its 170,000 employees. Positioned for $48.3 billion global mobility supplier, DENSO’s Battle Creek training center is the third of its kind for the company with others in Tennessee and Mexico. The program has goal to aware employees in technical fields, such as skilled trades, machine technicians and engineering. Employees involved for training will facilitate with a customized plan to develop new technical skills, gain new understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and improve production efficiency in order to improve lives, eliminate traffic accidents, and preserve the environment at its best.
Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO’s North American Headquarters said, “It’s a critical time in the auto industry and we cannot revolutionize manufacturing and engineering without our people. That is why DENSO is focused on introducing our employees to new technologies, providing cross training for collaboration and developing skills that breed innovation. “The talented workers who learn at the Technical Training Center will come out with new ways and creative ideas to change the world through manufacturing,” he added.
The essential training areas
Crafting the core at the North Technical Training Center, employees will receive training in areas like:
- High-speed video cameras
- Advanced robotics
- Programming automated manufacturing systems
- Precision assembly and alignment of mechanical components and systems
- Machine-specific training for proprietary processes
Kevin Carson, president of DENSO’s thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, said, “When most of our workforce was in school, there was no such thing as IoT, automation or Industry 4.0. The automotive industry is drastically changing and that means our machines and the technology that powers them must change”.