Essex Magnet Wire Receives “Supplier of the Year” Award from DENSO

July 10, 2019

Fort Wayne, Indiana (July 10, 2019) – Essex Magnet Wire, the largest global manufacturer of magnet and winding wire, was recognized with a 2018 North American Gold Award for Value Leadership from the world’s second largest mobility supplier DENSO, during its annual North America Supplier Conference. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, DENSO’s Supplier Conference brings together more than 150 supplier representatives from across North America.

Essex was one of just four recipients to be awarded by DENSO in the Value Category. Xavier Mann, Vice President of the Automotive Business Unit for Essex, said that being recognized by DENSO was only possible thanks to a strong team effort by many people at Essex.

“Essex is honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award from DENSO,” Mann said. “With their focus on quality and continuous improvement, they have helped make Essex a much better supplier.”

In its fourth year, DENSO’s Supplier of the Year Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding performance, a deep commitment to exceptional quality and a willingness to collaborate in advancing automotive products, services and technologies. Essex has been proud to participate in 30 years of supplying DENSO with magnet wire and insulation in North America, Europe, Asia and Japan.

“DENSO’s suppliers are an integral part of our success. With DENSO’s products and systems in nearly every major vehicle make and model around the world, we must collaborate closely with our trusted business partners as we forge the future of advanced mobility,” said Kenichiro Ito, Senior Executive Officer of DENSO Corporation and CEO of DENSO’s North American Headquarters. “We appreciate your efforts and support last fiscal year and value all of our suppliers as real business partners who share a common vision for the future of DENSO.”

About Essex Magnet Wire
Essex Magnet Wire is the leading, global provider of magnet wire that is used by most major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and industry leaders in the automotive, energy, and industrial sectors. Essex Magnet Wire has facilities in 11 countries, on three continents, and operates its business to act globally but serve locally. Having 90 years of experience allows Essex Magnet Wire to deliver innovation that customers demand while being vertically integrated in the manufacturing process to ensure quality and provide seamless delivery services from distribution centers around the world. The Essex MagForceX® Innovation Center is furthering technological advancements in magnet wire through research and development that will provide custom solutions to customer challenges into the future. For more information, visit,

DENSO is a $48.3 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 221 facilities in 35 countries to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019. For more information about global DENSO, visit

In North America, DENSO employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 31 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,000+ employees across 13 states and 25 sites. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, in fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career. For more information, go to DENSO Jobs

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