Industrial Utility Efficiency

DENSO Works with ESG to Update Compressed Air Systems


DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, is working with Energy Systems Group (ESG) to increase the sustainability of operations at its thermal manufacturing facility in Battle Creek, Michigan. Through the collaboration, the leading energy solutions company is replacing and updating compressed air systems at the DENSO site, enhancing its energy efficiency and climate friendliness.

In summer 2024, when updates are expected to be complete, the new systems will begin to help DENSO remove nearly 3,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually from the thermal facility's operations.

"Our commitment to being green doesn't only apply to our products. It also motivates us to continuously seek new ways to operate more sustainably and conserve more energy," said Todd Greer, a director of Facilities and Engineering Production at DENSO's Battle Creek thermal facility. "We are grateful for ESG's support, as it will be crucial to our pursuit of Eco Vision 2025, DENSO's global initiative to halve energy use and double clean and green activities by next year."

ESG uses its rich energy management and sustainable infrastructure expertise to deliver holistic, future-focused solutions to customers in various industries and federal, state and local governments.

"Partnering with DENSO is a great opportunity to further our efforts to create a more resilient, sustainable future for our planet," said ESG Account Executive, Michael Nordloh. "In this project, we are excited to help DENSO optimize its compressed air usage in Battle Creek, which will reduce the site's carbon footprint while providing significant energy and cost savings."

The program is the latest initiative DENSO has implemented at the Battle Creek thermal facility that supports its Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all.

In September 2023, DENSO announced with Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer it was investing $63 million in the Battle Creek thermal facility to retool production lines and accommodate products that support electrified vehicles.
In April 2023, the Battle Creek thermal facility alongside other Michigan businesses joined the Consumers Energy Business Renewable Energy Program. Enrolled businesses agree to match energy they use with wind and solar energy that Consumers Energy develops in Michigan, helping spread clean energy across the state.


In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across nearly 50 sites in the U.S, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,500+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) at 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, DENSO in North America generated $11.3 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond – a principle that brings together unique perspectives, bolsters innovation and pushes DENSO forward. To learn more about DENSO operations in the region and to review current career opportunities, please visit