Innovation Drives Sustainability Success at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Plant

Innovation Drives Sustainability Success at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee Plant


Innovation is at the core of virtually every initiative at DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. This includes a host of activities designed to allow the leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, to realize its corporate vision of creating a sustainable automotive society.

Among key initiatives at DENSO’s Maryville, Tennessee, facility is the use of an innovative ice-storage system engineered to provide environmentally friendly comfort cooling to employees at the company’s main production facility. The system also allows Plant 101 to reduce cooling costs per ton by 44%, while providing a payback of less than four years. It also resulted in an annual carbon dioxide (CO2) reduction of 18,000 tons.

 

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The Maryville facility began operation in 1988. It encompasses 2.6 million-square-feet under roof for the entire campus and its 230-acre campus is comprised of four major facilities and 13 buildings. Plant 101 – the main production facility where the ice-storage system is in operation – spans 708,575 square-feet. It is the largest production plant on the Maryville, Tennessee, campus. In addition to Maryville, DENSO operates a production facility in nearby Athens, Tennessee.

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