Denso announced its decision to build a new plant by Denso Iwate to enhance competitiveness of Denso Group and toward realization of domestic manufacturing in Japan.
Aside the increasing the production capacity of semiconductor wafer operated by Denso Iwate, the factory is planned to be responsible for manufacturing semiconductor sensor and meters for automobile.
The investment amount would be around 10 billion JPY until 2020. Construction of the plant is planned to start in Oct 2017 and complete in Oct 2018. Production in the plant will be started from May 2019. The number of employee of Denso Iwate is foreseen to be increased from 616 in Feb 2017 to 1000 in year 2020.