DENSO Joins Tornado Relief Effort with Automotive Partners and Donates $ 250,000 Through Foundation

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – DENSO North America Foundation (DNAF), DENSO’s philanthropic group, donates $ 250.000 to support relief efforts after severe storms devastated parts of the South and Midwest last weekend.

“Our mission has always been to contribute positively to the places where we live and work, especially in times of crisis. Now is one of those times,” said Andris Staltmanis, President of DNAF and Leader of DENSO’s North American Thermal Business Unit. “We hope that our support can contribute to a full recovery, and our hearts are with all who have been touched by this tragedy.”

Where do DENSO funds go
DNAF will donate $ 200,000 to the American Red Cross to help relief activities in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee, the states in which DENSO operates. Those interested and able can make their own donation to the American Red Cross through the DENSO Disaster Relief microsite.

DNAF will also donate $ 50,000 at SBP, formerly known as Projet Saint-Bernard. It is a national organization dedicated to accelerating reconstruction and recovery efforts by working closely with public and private partners.

DENSO donations all come from DNAF funds specifically intended for charitable initiatives. DNAF is donating the funds alongside industry partners Toyota and Toyota Tsusho America as part of a collective effort to help uplift the areas in which they are found. In total, companies will give $ 810,000 recovery initiatives.

Why DENSO cares
While the storms have not affected its operations, DENSO recognizes the pain and destruction they have caused in the communities that are near and dear to our employees. DENSO is committed to the places it calls home and does its part to support them.

In addition to providing disaster relief, DNAF is also dedicated to helping students advance their studies in science, technology, engineering, math, and other related programs, in providing grants to colleges and universities through North America. These scholarships equip students with the skills to pursue technical careers and help prepare the workforce of tomorrow to lead in the future.

To learn more about DNAF, visit

About DENSO 
DENSO is a $ 44.6 billion global mobility provider that develops cutting-edge technology and components for nearly every make and model of vehicle on the road today. With manufacturing at heart, DENSO invests in its 200 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification and electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change the way the world moves. The company’s more than 168,000 employees are paving the way for a future of mobility that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and protects the environment. Globally based in Kariya, Japan, DENSO devoted 10.0% of its global consolidated sales to research and development during the year ended March 31, 2021. For more information on DENSO Global, visit

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs more than 27,000 engineers, researchers and skilled workers at 51 sites in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In United States DENSO alone employs more than 17,700 people in 14 states (and the District of Colombia) and 41 sites. During the year ending March 31, 2021, DENSO in North America generated $ 9.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, strengthens innovation and drives DENSO forward. Join us and shape not only how the world is changing, but your career as well: For more information, visit


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