DENSO Corporation Selects the Aras Platform to Modernize Infrastructure

Global mobility supplier will leverage Aras to improve data visibility across the organization

Aras, the only resilient platform provider for digital industrial applications, today announced that DENSO Corporation, a global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today, has selected the Aras platform to build an engineering bill of materials (BOM) platform to better digitally manage data and remain competitive in an increasingly modernizing industry.


DENSO has been operating on an engineering BOM system that it previously built to fit its business processes by combining multiple open systems, including host systems and web clients. However, as these systems aged, DENSO began evaluating multiple systems to find a successor. The company decided to take the engineering platform it has been using for years and migrate to the Aras platform. DENSO selected Aras Innovator because it will provide the organization with the flexibly required to support business processes without extensive development.

DENSO valued Aras' rich standard application suite to shorten the development cycle, its customizability based on flexible architecture to adopt to business processes, and its upgradability to manage and maintain product data. DENSO believes that it will be able to expand its use of Aras Innovator to become an integrated engineering information platform that can not only manage digital product information, but also quickly utilize that data.

The Aras platform will enable DENSO to develop a true digital thread and ensure full product lifecycle traceability of design information. The organization will have the ability to track a product and its digital assets all the way from concept through design, manufacturing, quality and service. This unbroken flow of information will help DENSO gain crucial insights that can inform decisions throughout every aspect of the product lifecycle—improving communication and collaboration, resulting in the creation of better products with a shorter time to market.

"To remain competitive, you need technology that meets your needs today and tomorrow," said Masahiko Hisatsugu, President of Aras Japan. "By leveraging the resiliency of the Aras platform, DENSO will be able to stay competitive on systems built for the present day while assured that the entire organization is making decisions based on data it can trust."

About DENSO Corporation
DENSO is a $47.6 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its worldwide202 facilities to produce thermal, powertrain, mobility, electrification, & electronic systems, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company's 170,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.9 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2020. For more information about global DENSO, visit https://www.denso.com/global/en.

About Aras
Aras provides a resilient platform for digital industrial applications. Its open, low code technology enables the rapid delivery of flexible, upgradeable solutions for the engineering, manufacturing and maintenance of complex products. Aras' platform and product lifecycle management applications connect users in all disciplines and functions to critical product data and processes across the lifecycle and throughout the extended supply chain. Airbus, Audi, DENSO, GE, GM, Honda, Kawasaki, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, and Nissan are investing in the platform to manage complex change and traceability. Visit www.aras.com to learn more and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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