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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Receives Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance from DENSO


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Asahi Kasei Plastics North America Receives Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance from DENSO


FOWLERVILLE, MI (June 1, 2023)Asahi Kasei America North America (“APNA”), a supplier of advanced engineered polymers and polypropylene, received a Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, at the company's annual North America Business Partner Convention on Wednesday, May 31. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace near Detroit, DENSO brought together nearly 200 supplier representatives from across North America during this year's Convention to recognize 15 exceptional business partners.

"We are honored to receive this award from our partner DENSO," said States President and Chief Operating Officer Todd Glogovsky. "We thank DENSO for this recognition and the opportunity for collaboration, which has provided us the ability to enhance our quality further and improve the efficiencies of our own business. We look forward to continuing to develop new technologies and strengthen our relationship with DENSO as we build a strong future together."

DENSO's Business Partner of the Year Awards are given to companies that demonstrate a shared commitment to outstanding performance, exceptional quality, sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and to advancing mobility.

The partners also play important roles in DENSO's ability to pursue its Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – contributing to a safer and more seamless world for all. APNA supplies Thermylene, LEONA, XYRON, TENAC, and Thermylon products to DENSO in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

“This past year has been defined by an urgent need to adapt and evolve for emerging mobility trends, from electrification to connectivity and much more,” said Mike Winkler, vice president of the North America Purchasing Group at DENSO. “All of our partners, but especially these award recipients, have been crucial in helping us navigate such changes and deliver for our customers – quickly, sustainably and with enhanced value.”


About Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.
Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc. (“APNA”) is a leading manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, engineered polymers and chemically coupled polypropylene resins in North America. The product line includes XYRON (modified polyphenylene ether), Thermylene (specialty chemically coupled polypropylene), LEONA (nylon 6/6, 6/6+6i), TENAC (homopolymer and copolymer acetal), Thermylon (nylon 6, 6/6), and Asaclean (purging compounds and concentrates). APNA currently has four locations in North America and over 350 employees. For more information, visit https://www.akplastics.com.

Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO is a $47.9 billion leading 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 around 200 facilities worldwide to produce cutting-edge electrification, powertrain, thermal and mobility electronics products, among others, that change how the world moves. In developing such solutions, the company's 165,000 global employees pursue rewarding careers while paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents and preserves the environment. DENSO spent around 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023. For more information about DENSO's operations worldwide, visit https://www.denso.com/global.

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the US, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. By fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, DENSO in North America generated $11.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion within the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. To learn more about DENSO operations in the region and to review current career opportunities, please visit https://www.denso.com/us-ca/en/.


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LEONA™ polyamide resin

LEONA™ has excellent heat resistance, strength and toughness, insulation, and oil resistance. It is widely used in automotive parts, electrical and electronic parts.

TENAC™ polyacetal resins

TENAC™ has excellent self-lubricating nature, fatigue behavior, and oil resistance. It is used in gears, bearings, automotive interiors and fuel parts.

XYRON™ m-PPE resin

XYRON™ has excellent flame retardancy, electrical properties, dimensional stability, and water resistance. It is used in photovoltaics (PV), batteries, and 5G communication components.