DENSO, the world’s second largest automotive supplier, celebrated the opening of their new warehouse facility in Montgomery on June 26, 2014. DENSO chose Industrial Partner’s 103,000-square-foot Smothers Road building to be the home of their Alabama plant. The facility will support the warehousing and shipping of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units as well as other parts.
DENSO plans to invest nearly $1 billion in North America in a four-year period. Hyundai serves as the primary customer for DENSO, Hyundai’s plant also located in Montgomery. Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors Leslie L. Sanders stated at the ceremony, “This new chapter not only signifies more jobs and expanding industry, it also demonstrates once again that world-class companies such as DENSO see Montgomery as a place they want to do business.”