Denso has fully acquired EASE Simulation Inc., an automotive diagnostics technology company in which Denso took a 72.1-percent stake back in 2014. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EASE will be merged with Denso Products & Services Americas.
EASE’s products primarily focus on inspection, diagnostics and emissions. This includes VehicleMRI, a tool for inspecting and analyzing automotive electronic systems and pinpointing problems beyond typical “Check Engine” light issues. EASE develops automotive diagnostic equipment, automotive inspection software, automotive emissions equipment and automotive telematics systems.
Denso plans to move existing EASE employees to the Northeast Environmental Technology Center in Mayfield, PA.
The acquisition of EASE is seen as enhancing the services Denso offers within its OES, aftermarket and non-automotive businesses.
“EASE excelled in its ability to access and extract enhanced level diagnostics data from vehicles, which is a critical component as we develop and provide more connected services to the aftermarket and OES industry,” said Richard Shiozaki, senior vice president of Denso Products & Services Americas.