The Automotive Parts Associates named a Japanese supplier with major offices in Long Beach “Branded Manufacturer of the Year” at its annual conference in Texas last month. 

Asia-based DENSO Corporation–a leading supplier of automotive parts, technology systems and components for all of the world’s major carmakers–was given the award in recognizion for being first-to-market with new model-year parts and for quick turnaround times and high fill rates on replenishment orders.

DENSO’s Products and Services is an American arm of DENSO Corporation and is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 420 people across offices in Long Beach and Murrieta. The company supplies parts for original equipment service dealers and for independent aftermarket service centers and retailers.

densologo“We’re very pleased to be recognized by members of the APA, who represent the voice of the customer for DENSO,” said Fran Labun, vice president of the sales at DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. “The members of this group have helped to fuel our success.”

The Automotive Parts Associates is a nonprofit cooperative of American and Canadian warehouse distributors.

Worldwide, DENSO employs more than 130,000 people and consolidated global sales for the last fiscal year totaled $38.1 billion.