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Denso Announces Diesel Particulate Filter Program Improvements

January 26, 2018

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Improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring. Photo: Denso
Improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring. Photo: Denso

Denso Products and Services Americas has announced a series of improvements to its PowerEdge Diesel Aftertreatment Program.

The improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring.

Denso is also adding a medium-duty DPF/doc program with coverage for vehicles in Classes 2-6, including those manufactured by GM, Ford, and Chrysler.

The program also has improved Denso’s supply capability and faster lead times with turnaround in 24 to 48 hours, the company said.

“We recognized the need for an all-new program as costs associated with core management rise and core fall-out increases,” said Joe Mejaly, senior vice president of Denso Products and Services Americas. “In addition, we are employing cutting edge technology to improve both the quality and performance of our product offering.”

Denso also announced the opening of a new parts distribution warehouse in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. The new warehouse is part of the company’s initiative to build for the future and expand distribution.

The 143,000 square-foot warehouse is 53,000 square feet bigger than the company’s Compton, Calif., warehouse and is a shorter distance from one of its largest customers, the company added. The facility will carry parts the needs of the company’s automotive, light-duty, and heavy-duty original equipment markets.

Denso developed a strategic Kaizen Plan to improve its parts distribution warehouses. In addition to new locations, the plan includes streamlining processes, developing standardized work procedures, and improving safety.

“We are confident that this new warehouse with its state-of-the-art technologies coupled with the improved processes and procedures, will lead to improved first pass fill rates,” said Mejaly.

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