Calsonic Kansei

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Calsonic Kansei Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 7248
Industry Automotive
Founded (August 25, 1938; 78 years ago (1938-08-25))
Headquarters 2-1917 Nisshin-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama, Saitama, 331-0823 Japan
Key people
Hiroshi Moriya
(President and CEO)
  • Cockpit modules
  • Air conditioning units
  • Compressors
  • Heat exchanger products
  • Exhaust systems
  • Emission control devices

Increase US$ 8.91 billion (FY 2013)

(JPY 918.7 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase US$ 242 million (FY 2013)

(JPY 25 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
20,273 (as of March 31, 2014)
Parent Nissan (41.7%)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Calsonic Kansei Corporation (カルソニックカンセイ株式会社, Calsonic Kansei Kabushiki-gaisha) is a large Japanese automotive company which has 50 manufacturing centers in the United States, Poland, South Korea, Mexico, Romania, Thailand, UK, South Africa, India, Spain, China, France and Malaysia.

The corporation was the result of a merger between Calsonic, which specialized in air conditioners and heat exchangers, and gauge maker Kansei in 1999. Nissan increased its shareholding in the company from 27.6 percent to 41.7 percent in January 2005.[3] In November 2016, Nissan confirmed plans to sell its stake to U.S. private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, who intend to buy the rest in February 2017. Nissan is responsible for 80% of annual sales.[4]

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Calsonic is primarily associated with Kazuyoshi Hoshino's Impul team in Japan, sponsoring them since 1987.

Calsonic were announced as a multi year partnership with Formula One racing team McLaren on March 9, 2016.[5]

Calsonic also official radiator cooling supplier for Scuderia Toro Rosso since 2007.

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  1. ^ "Company Profile". Calsonic Kansei. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nissan raises its stake in Calsonic Kansei". Autonews. 30 Nov 2004. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Takashi Shiraishi; Kazuyuki Okudaira; Jo Kawakami (November 23, 2016). "Nissan cuts group ties even as Toyota tightens them". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved December 2, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Bright future ahead for McLaren & Calsonice". Calsonic Kansei. Retrieved March 10, 2016. 

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