Calsonic Kansei

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Calsonic Kansei Corporation
Private KK
Traded asTYO: 7248
Founded(August 25, 1938; 80 years ago (1938-08-25))
Headquarters2-1917 Nisshin-cho, Kita-ku, Saitama, Saitama, 331-0823 Japan
Key people
Beda Bolzenius
(President and CEO)
  • Cockpit modules
  • Air conditioning units
  • Compressors
  • Heat exchanger products
  • Exhaust systems
  • Emission control devices
RevenueIncrease 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)
WebsiteOfficial 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 Japanese automotive company which has 58 manufacturing centers spread throughout the United States, European Union, South Korea, Mexico, Thailand, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, China, 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 later obtained the rest of the company as well in February 2017.

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Calsonic is primarily associated with Kazuyoshi Hoshino's Impul racing 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.[4]

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. ^ "Bright future ahead for McLaren & Calsonice". Calsonic Kansei. Archived from the original on October 13, 2016. Retrieved March 10, 2016.

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