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Saturday 18th September 2021 12:51 AM
DENSO Invests $1.95M to Open Technical Training Center in Battle Creek
DENSO, the world's second biggest mobility supplier, has invested $1.95 million to open the North Technical Training Center at its Battle Creek, Michigan, facility. The center is manufactured to be at the front of automated and data-rich manufacturing, also recognized as Industry 4.0, and will act as a training hub for DENSO technical talent. It's an urgent resource for the company as automotive and manufacturing technology swiftly advances and is built with DENSO's Long-Term Policy 2030 in mind, which aims to create new value for advanced mobility.
As the auto industry moves toward electrification and automated driving, DENSO is devoted to providing exciting, tech-forward training grounds for its employees. DENSO's Battle Creek training center is the third of its kind for the company, with others in Tennessee and Mexico. It will serve employees in technical fields, such as skilled trades, machine technicians and engineering. Employees identified for training will enjoy a customized plan to develop new technical skills, gain new understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and improve production effectiveness - all of which are key factors in boosting operational productivity and profitability.
"It's a required time in the auto industry and we cannot revolutionize manufacturing and engineering without our people. That is why DENSO is concentrated on introducing our employees to new technologies, providing cross training for collaboration and developing skills that breed innovation," said Kenichiro Ito, senior executive officer for DENSO Corporation and chief executive officer of DENSO's North American Headquarters. "The talented workers who learn at the Technical Training Center will come out with new ways and creative ideas to change the world through manufacturing."
Kevin Carson, president of DENSO's thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, said, "When most of our workforce was in school, there was no such thing as IoT, automation or Industry 4.0. The automotive industry is greatly changing and that means our machines and the technology that powers them must change.
"We are committed to supporting our employees and ensuring they have the resources necessary to stay nimble, learn new skills and flourish in their careers."
This article is originally posted on manufacturingtomorrow.com