DENSO says expansion will create 125 new jobs

DENSO Manufacturing in Battle Creek has announced plans to create at least 125 jobs and invest $37 million in its local operation.

DENSO manufactures automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems. Its growth comes about as a result of funding through the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

A job fair to fill more than 60 open manufacturing and skilled trades positions will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at the company's Battle Creek facility. For more information, visit here.

"The jobs DENSO offers today are significantly different than when we started production in Battle Creek 30 years ago," says DMMI President Andris Staltmanis. "We are excited to make this investment to train and prepare our current and future employees for these higher-skilled, higher-paying, sustainable jobs.

The expansion made possible through funding from the Michigan Strategic fund is a critical step to help DENSO stay competitive, Staltmanis says.

DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. (DMMI), a subsidiary of DENSO International America, Inc., is the lead facility for DENSO’s Thermal Systems North American Center. It is the largest employer in Battle Creek. 

DMMI manufactures automotive air conditioning and engine cooling components and systems, including condensers, radiators, CRFMs (condenser, radiator, and fan modules), heater cores, evaporators and HVAC units.

The DMMI campus in Battle Creek comprises nearly 1.4 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and administrative floor space in six buildings on more than 100 acres of land, and is the largest facility in Fort Custer Industrial Park.

Source: DENSO