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Washington Penn Receives a “North America Business Partner of the Year” Award from DENSO

Washington, PA (May 26, 2022) – Washington Penn, a supplier of polypropylene and polyethylene custom compounds was recognized with a 2021 North America Business Partner of the Year Award in the Value Leader category from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier, at the company’s annual North America Business Partner Convention on Wednesday, May 25. Held at the Suburban Collection Showplace outside Detroit, DENSO invited more than 150 supplier representatives from across the region to this year’s Convention to recognize 15 exceptional business partners. 

“Washington Penn is excited and honored to receive the Value Leader award from DENSO.  Washington Penn and DENSO have a great partnership together and I can truly say DENSO makes us a stronger company," said Will Torpey, President of Washington Penn. “The last two years have presented unprecedented challenges, and our strong partnership continues to enable the success of both Washington Penn and DENSO.”

 DENSO’s Business Partner of the Year Awards are given to companies that demonstrate outstanding performance, a deep commitment to exceptional quality and are driven to advance mobility. Washington Penn supplies engineered polyolefin compounds to DENSO worldwide.  

“Despite the challenges of the previous fiscal year, our supplier partners were with us every step of the way, helping our teams problem solve and deliver for our customers. We thank them,” said Mike Winkler, vice president of the North America Purchasing Group at DENSO. “Looking ahead, they’ll continue this and also support our pursuit of DENSO’s Two Great Causes: Green – achieving carbon neutrality by 2035 – and Peace of Mind – creating a safe and seamless world for all.”  

About Washington Penn

Washington Penn, an Audia® Company, is a leading provider of polypropylene and polyethylene compounds. The company focuses on developing custom solutions to meet the material needs of its customers in a variety of markets. In our 70+ years of operation, we continue to develop innovative, customer-specific formulations and are known for our work in the automotive, appliance, construction, and consumer markets worldwide. The company strives to consistently develop the latest technology for its customers, and manufactures products with the highest quality, safety, and service. Washington Penn is privately-owned company with global reach and recognized by its customers, suppliers, and co-workers for its character and values. For more information, visit



DENSO is a $45.1 billion global mobility supplier that develops advanced technology and components for nearly every vehicle make and model on the road today. With manufacturing at its core, DENSO invests in its 198 facilities to produce electrification system, powertrain system, thermal system, mobility electronics, & advanced devices, to create jobs that directly change how the world moves. The company's 167,000+ employees are paving the way to a mobility future that improves lives, eliminates traffic accidents, and preserves the environment. Globally headquartered in Kariya, Japan, DENSO spent 9.0 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022. For more information about global DENSO, visit

In North America, DENSO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and employs 27,000+ engineers, researchers, and skilled workers across 51 sites in the U.S, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs 17,700+ employees across 14 states (and the District of Columbia) and 41 sites. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, DENSO in North America generated $9.5 billion in consolidated sales. DENSO is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion inside the company and beyond - a principle that brings unique perspectives together, bolsters innovation, and pushes DENSO forward. Join us, and craft not only how the world moves, but also your career: For more information, go to