Established in 2003, DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee produces oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, air flow meters, ignition coils, spark plugs and monolithic carriers. The facility employs more than 850 people. The company is a subsidiary of DENSO Corporation. Founded in 1949, DENSO is a supplier of technology, systems and components for automobile manufacturers. Its products include powertrain control systems, electronic systems, electric systems, thermal systems, information technology systems and small motors. The company also has proprietary technologies in the fields of industrial systems and consumer-related systems. DENSO employs more than 106,000 people throughout its research and development, production, servicing and financing departments. The company has facilities in Japan, North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.