About Sanden

SANDEN celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023!

Founded in 1943, Sanden is now a market leader in the supply of air conditioning compressors for the automotive industry, and a tier one supplier to major OEMs worldwide.

Sanden began in 1943 as Sankyo Electric Company, and was first established as a manufacturer of bicycle lamps.  In 1970, Sanden began producing air con compressors for passenger cars, and subsequently developed the first scroll-type compressor for the automotive industry. As Sanden’s reputation as a market leader grew, Sanden became deeply involved in helping to reduce global footprint, and encouraging eco-friendly activities amongst employees. Today, Sanden has a global presence, and is committed to Delivering Excellence to every customer, every time.

  • Company Profile

    Find out more about the beginning of Sanden, as well as key product developments and Sanden’s journey to become a global automotive market leader.

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  • Sanden FAQ

    Read the Sanden FAQ for help diagnosing common problems, visual references and oil/refrigerant best practice.

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  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Sanden takes environmental and social responsibility seriously, and engages in and promotes eco-friendly activities to all employees around the world.

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