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Kyocera Receives Silver Award for Sustainability from DENSO

Sustainable business practices recognized for second consecutive year

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Plymouth, MI June 20, 2023 – Kyocera International, Inc., a supplier of automotive, electronic, and semiconductor components, announced today that it has received a Silver Award for Sustainability from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, marking the second consecutive year that DENSO has recognized Kyocera for sustainable business practices.

DENSO brought nearly 200 supplier representatives to its annual North America Business Partner Convention at the Suburban Collection Showplace near Detroit May 31 to present the awards.

“Kyocera’s sustainability is guided by the philosophy of our founder, the late Dr. Kazuo Inamori, who devoted much of his life to innovations that promote efficiency and reduce waste,” said Cynthia Ferrell, Kyocera International, Inc. Vice President. “Kyocera’s corporate values fully align with those of DENSO in fostering a safe and sustainable world for future generations.”

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 safe and more seamless world for all.

“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.”


Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971,, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of Fine Ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2023, the company's consolidated sales revenue totaled 2.0 trillion yen (approx. US$15.1 billion). Kyocera is ranked #671 on Forbes magazine’s 2023 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and has been named by The Wall Street Journal among “The World's 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”


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

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. In the 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 inside 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 .