SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 18 -- DENSO International America, a supplier of automotive systems and components, issued the following news release:
Cummins recognized DENSO International America's (DIAM) Supplier Diversity program with a Diversity Award presented at its 2017 U.S. Supplier Conference. The global diesel engine and alternative fuel technology leader highlighted DENSO's exemplary work promoting diversity and inclusion across the business, helping Cummins meet global procurement goals.
"Including diverse businesses within our supply base contributes to DENSO's and our customer's long-term success," said Mike Winkler, Vice President, North America Purchasing at DENSO. "We're proud to be recognized as a leader in this space and will continue to develop relationships with minority-owned businesses to enhance the community and strengthen DENSO's supply chain."
The award distinction aligns with DENSO's Supplier Diversity Mission, which includes:
Developing inclusion of diverse business within the supply base which helps contribute to long-term economic & social stability
Developing and nurturing a diverse & global-best competitive supply base
Seeking supplier partners who share a commitment to continuous improvement while providing value to our customers & society
DENSO received the award during Cummins' 2017 U.S. Supplier Conference in Columbus, Ind. and was selected out of more than 5,000 other suppliers across the country.
About DENSO in North America
DENSO is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. With its North American headquarters located in Southfield, Michigan, DENSO employs more than 23,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates across the North American region. Of these, 28 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Iowa, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. DENSO's North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.6 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017. For more information, go to www.denso.com/us-ca/en. Connect with DENSO on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DENSOinNorthAmerica.
Targeted News Service, source News Service