Denso Manufacturing Tennessee recently announced that it will invest $400 million to expand its automotive components and systems manufacturing plant in Maryville, making it one of the largest operating campuses in the company's worldwide operations.

The expansion will create 500 new jobs and significantly increase Denso's manufacturing capabilities. Due to expanded production needs at two of the company's manufacturing plants, the existing warehouse will be converted to manufacturing space, and a new consolidated warehouse will be built on the company's current campus.

"Thanks to our skilled associates and their dedication to manufacturing the highest quality automotive technology, Denso remains committed to investing in this region and creating jobs," said Denso Manufacturing Tennessee president Jack Helmboldt.

A key supplier of advanced technology to the automotive industry, Denso Manufacturing Tennessee produces starters, alternators, instrument clusters and a wide range of electronic components and systems. The Maryville campus consists of four manufacturing plants on 194 acres and has a workforce of more than 3,100 employees.

"We want to congratulate Denso on its latest expansion and the 500 new jobs they will create in Maryville and Blount County," said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. "Today's announcement is another indication of the momentum Tennessee has in the automotive manufacturing sector."

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