DENSO Corporation is a globalautomotive components manufacturer headquartered in the city of Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. Established December 16, 1949 as Nippondenso Co. Ltd.
The company is known for creating the QR Code, a two-dimensional barcoding system which has become prevalent in much of the developed world.
As of March 31, 2010 DENSO Corporation consisted of 184 subsidiaries (68 in Japan, 34 in the Americas, 34 in Europe and 48 in Asia/Oceania) with a total of 120,812 employees. In 2010, DENSO was listed at #232 on the Fortune 500 list with a total revenue of US$ 32,060 million.
Powertrain Machinery segment offers engine equipment, including ignition coils, magnetos and others; valves and oil filters; diesel injection products, including nozzles and others; petrol injection products, such as fuel pumps. Electronic segment offers engine control computers, power management computers and others.
Thermal segment offers car air conditioning systems, cooling fans, as well as refrigerators and air purifiers. Information Security segment offers information communication equipment, including combination meters and air conditioning panels, car navigation systems, actuators and computers, sensors and others. Motors segment offers wiper and washer systems, among others. Industrial Equipment offers bar code handy scanners and handy terminals. Living-related Equipment segment offers automatic faucets and others. On April 1, 2012, it acquired development and sales business of 3D computer graphics system and software.