Essex Furukawa Earns 2020 Business Partner of the Year Award from DENSO

May 28, 2021

Fort Wayne, Indiana – Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire, the largest global manufacturer of magnet and winding wire, was recognized with a 2020 Business Partner of the Year Award from DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, during DENSO’s annual North America Business Partner Convention, which was held virtually for the second consecutive year. The Convention brought together more than 150 supplier representatives from across North America for DENSO to recognize 12 exceptional business partners and included presentations around the theme “Challenges for the Future” – which highlighted how DENSO and its partners will help each other succeed in mobility’s evolving landscape.

Essex Furukawa was among a select group of recipients to be awarded by DENSO. Jared Rowntree, President of Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire North America, said that being recognized by DENSO, was made possible by having a committed production team that came together in one of the most trying times in our history.

“Essex Furukawa is honored and humbled to receive such a prestigious award from DENSO,” Rowntree said. “With its business keenly focused on quality, continuous improvement and innovation, DENSO has tremendously helped make Essex Furukawa a Global supplier partner.

“Being again recognized with this distinction from DENSO, it speaks volumes to what we are trying to accomplish with Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire.”

In its sixth year, DENSO’s Business Partner of the Year Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding performance, a deep commitment to exceptional quality and a willingness to collaborate in advancing automotive products, services and technologies Essex Furukawa has been proud to participate in 30 years of supplying DENSO with magnet wire and insulation in North America, Europe, Asia and Japan.

“2020 was the year of disruption, but our partners never wavered in their commitment to quality and collaboration,” said Mike Winkler, vice president of North America Purchasing at DENSO. “We thank them for their steadfast support and look forward to continuing our work together in making mobility safer, greener and more seamless for all.”

About Essex Furukawa

Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire LLC is the leading, global provider of magnet wire that is used by most major OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, and industry leaders in the automotive, energy, industrial, and commercial & residential sectors. The Atlanta-based company is a global joint venture formed in 2020 between Essex Magnet Wire and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd., both leaders in magnet wire product development, and custom solutions. The combined entity, relying on the strengths of both Essex Magnet Wire and Furukawa Electric, draws on more than two centuries of combined experience and knowledge to push forward innovation while also remaining focused on delivering manufacturing excellence and outstanding customer service.


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 worldwide 200 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

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In fiscal year ending March 31, 2020, DENSO in North America generated $10.9 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: For more information, go to

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