DENSO, a global supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems and components, employs approximately 130,000 people in 36 countries and regions, including more than 17,000 employees in North America. DENSO's product categories include powertrain, climate control, body electronics, driving control and safety, and information and communication. Known worldwide for its technology and high manufacturing standards, DENSO is dedicated to contributing to an advanced automotive society where people, cars and the environment coexist in harmony. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development.