DENSO expands air con business in UK

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Paul Payne: "Fitting quality, branded OE parts pays off in the longterm."
Paul Payne: "Fitting quality, branded Original Equipment parts pays off in the long term."

DENSO is expanding the air conditioning part of its business in the UK.

The rapidly-growing company has announced it is making 25 new OEM specification A/C compressors available to aftermarket customers.

The move, which is designed to extend DENSO’s coverage of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, comes alongside news that the company now supplies 40% of original A/C equipment fitted to European cars.

“DENSO now offers 305 OE specification A/C compressor references,” said UK boss Paul Payne. “This includes swash plate, wobble plate and rotating type units covering all major EU and Asian marques.”

UK stocks are being built up to ensure UK aftermarket customers have easy access to locally available DENSO products.

“Our top 70 A/C compressor references will be offered to factor customers on a free, overnight delivery basis,” said Payne. “This should ensure rapid availability for service garages, repair workshops and A/C specialists across the UK.”

He added: “Over 80% of cars now feature air con – so A/C compressors are one of the product groups most frequently targeted by distributors of cheap and poor quality parts.

“The price of these compressors may seem attractive, but there can be commercial dangers – they often fail early.

“In the long term it makes better sense to fit genuine, branded products that work and last.”

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  1. my air con compressor is making a rattling noise on tick over. i have investigated the noise and found that the rubbers between the two pulleys have worn out. i have serched endliist sites and cannot locate them anywhere peaple will sell me a compressor at a unbeilable price. can i bie these rubbers from anywhere? the motor is a toyota avensis 2 lit.dieseon 04 plate.