DENSO Wins Medals at the 42nd WorldSkills Competition
Kariya, Japan, July 8, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - DENSO Corporation and
DENSO's subsidiary DENSO E&TS Training Center, which is responsible
for providing engineering and technical training for DENSO employees, won two
gold medals in the Plastic Die Engineering and CNC Turning categories at the
42nd WorldSkills Competition. The competition was held in Leipzig Germany, July
"In addition to achieving excellent results in the competition, we aim to
improve the spirit, technique and physical condition of young
technicians," said Kazuo Hironaka, senior executive director of DENSO
Corporation. "We will continue to provide systematic special training to
potential highly skilled technicians and pass on manufacturing skills to
DENSO participants from Japan competed in eight categories: Manufacturing Team
Challenge; Plastic Die Engineering; Industrial Control; Mobile Robotics; CNC
Turning; CNC Milling; Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD and Electrical
Installations.Masaki Takamine won the gold medal in the Plastic Die Engineering
Also, for the fourth consecutive time, DENSO employees from overseas
subsidiaries participated in the event. This year, Preecha Maniwongrungrot from
DENSO (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (DNTH) won the gold medal in the CNC Turning
category. This was the third gold medal, following the one won by DNTH in the
CNC Turning category of the previous WorldSkills competition, received by a
participant from DENSO's overseas subsidiary.
The WorldSkills Competition, first held in Spain in 1950 and held every two
years, is a premier world event for skills recognition and advancement. For
most categories, participants must be no older than 22-years-old. In order for
participants to be eligible to compete in the Worldskills Competition, they
must win first place in the most recent competitions held in their country or
region. This year, approximately 1,000 people from 52 countries and regions
tested their skills by competing in 46 categories.
DENSO has participated in the WorldSkills Competition since 1971. To date,
DENSO employees have won 28 gold medals, 15 silver medals, and 13 bronze
Since the establishment of its Technical Training Center* in 1954, DENSO has
been focusing on developing skilled technicians and passing on manufacturing
expertise to future generations.
* DENSO's Technical Training center is now the technical skill
development division of DENSO E&TS Training Center Corporation.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a
leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and
components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics
and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major
carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates
in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs over 120,000 people.
Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2012, totaled
US$38.4 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.5 percent of its global
consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on
the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to
www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
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