Essex Furukawa Receives ‘Supplier of the Year’ Diamond Award from DENSO

June 7, 2022

ATLANTA, GA – Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire, the largest global manufacturer of magnet and winding wire, was recognized with a Diamond Award for ‘Supplier of the Year’ from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, at the company’s annual North America Business Partner Convention on Wednesday, May 25. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace outside Detroit, DENSO invited more than 150 supplier representatives from across North America during this year’s Convention to recognize 15 exceptional business partners.

Jared Rowntree, Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire North American President, was in attendance to receive the award. After the ceremony he spoke to what the commendation meant to him as his team.

“Essex Furukawa is genuinely honored to receive this award from DENSO as it reflects our commitment to on-going excellence,” Rowntree said. “The world has been presented with never-before-seen challenges and this award is a testament to the fact that we never wavered from our commitment to providing the highest quality product with an industry leader mindset.

“Those fundamentals truly permeate every level of our organization and when an organization like DENSO recognizes those efforts it is a direct compliment to every person inside of our plants and offices.”

DENSO’s Business Partner of the Year Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding performance, a deep commitment to exceptional quality and are driven to advance mobility. Essex Furukawa supplies magnet wire to DENSO globally.

“Despite the challenges of the previous fiscal year, our supplier partners were with us every step of the way, helping our team problem solve and deliver for our customers. We thank them,” said Mike Winkler, vice president of the North America Purchasing Group at DENSO. “Looking ahead, they’ll continue this and also support our pursuit of DENSO’s Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all.”

Essex Furukawa has previously won the 2018 North American Gold Award for Value Leadership, 2019 Business Partner of the Year Award, and the 2020 Business Partner of the Year Award from DENSO.

About Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire

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 $45.1 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 198 facilities to produce electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics, & advanced devices, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company’s 167,000+ 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 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. 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 the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, DENSO in North America generated $9.5 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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