Denso Corporation has announced that Nippon Wiper Blade Co and Asahi Manufacturing Co, both subsidiaries of Denso Corporation, will merge on October 1, 2019, and make a new start as Denso Wiper Systems, Inc.
With the auto industry undergoing a once-in-a-century transformation, the business environment is changing significantly due to swift innovations in CASE (connected, autonomous, shared and electrified) technologies. Notably, competition to develop automated driving technologies has intensified and increased the importance of auxiliary systems. Concerning safety related to field of vision, technologies including cameras and sensors have been developed for automated driving, requiring automotive component suppliers to offer wiper system products that are compatible with these changes.
The Denso Group has reviewed the wiper system business structure against this backdrop. The plan now is for Denso Wiper Systems to build an integrated structure from design and production, to supply of wiper systems, thereby strengthening its capability to meet customer needs.