DENSO Announces 'Business Partner of the Year' Winners

DENSO Announces ‘Business Partner of the Year’ Winners

More than a dozen suppliers were recognized for ‘excellent contributions’ to DENSO quality, service, sustainability, diversity and value in 2023, the company said.

 DENSO announced the winners of its 2023 North America Business Partner of the Year Awards.

While DENSO said it values the significant contributions of all its suppliers, award recipients demonstrated exceptional partnership in such areas as quality, service, technology, value, sustainability and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging during DENSO’s 2023 fiscal year, ending March 31, 2024. 

DENSO recognized the below winners at its annual North America Business Partner Convention, held June 11.

This year’s awards convention occurred during DENSO’s 75th anniversary. The milestone “provided an opportunity for DENSO and attendees to look back on the importance of the supply base to the company’s history and how, working together, both can continue to strive for greener, safer mobility,” the company said.

A core theme of the program was DENSO’s renewed focus on DENSO Spirit, a company philosophy representing the principles of foresight, credibility and collaboration.  

DENSO Award Winners:

Supplier of the Year

  • Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.

Quality Performance Award

  • Ahresty Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
  • Audubon Metals
  • Celanese Engineered Materials
  • Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies
  • Matsuo Industries USA, Inc.
  • Murata Electronics North America, Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors

Value Leader Award

  • Samsung Electronics, Memory Division
  • Washington Penn

Special Achievement Award

  • UACJ (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

  Diversity Leader Award

  • Micron Technology, Inc.

Sustainability Leader Award


“Our 75th anniversary is not only a time to reflect on the ideals, and partners, that have fueled our past success, but also an opportunity to look forward at how we can build a brighter future for all,” said Kim Buhl, vice president of the North America Purchasing Group at DENSO. “Our suppliers are essential to this work. With that in mind, we congratulate this year’s award winners, express our gratitude to all our partners and are eager to continue our efforts together to create new value for society.”  

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