AC Compressor

Our premium quality AC Compressor are compact, lightweight and powerful.

AC Compressor

How they work

Air conditioning systems create a comfortable temperature and humidity inside the passenger compartment, so the driver and passengers feel more relaxed and cool, and the driver is then able to concentrate on driving, which leads to increased road safety.

Air conditioning operation relies on taking heat out of the passenger compartment by absorbing the heat into a refrigerant, which transports the heat away from the passenger compartment so it can be released to the outside air.

The A/C compressor is the key element that transports this heat from the passenger compartment (evaporator) to the outside air (condenser).

Manufacturers choose DENSO

Holding a 40% share of the global market for original equipment A/C Compressors, DENSO is the world leader in this market. DENSO parts are selected by top vehicle manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Fiat, Mercedes, Porsche, Toyota and VW.

Compressor Range overview

Features and Benefits

  • High-quality compact and lightweight design.
  • Built for specific car and engine specifications.
  • Manufactured to the highest design standards with a low failure rate.
  • Extensive testing ensures reliable performance.
Compact design
Our many years of experience in engineering and manufacturing A/C components has led us to develop a compact and lightweight design that delivers high standards of cooling performance.
Easy to install
100% fit: Perfect match to vehicle specification. Built to meet specific car and engine applications, each of our compressors is accurately manufactured to guarantee trouble-free installation.
High reliability
We have very high DENSO design standards and perform rigorous testing to ensure our thermal products are of the highest quality with an extremely low failure rate.

Types and characteristics

All our A/C compressors are manufactured and tested to meet the highest quality standards. Find out more about the main types within our range below.

AC Compressor types

Reciprocating (piston) type

Dual operating swash plate (fixed displacement) and single swash plate types (variable displacement) are available within our A/C compressor range.

Reciprocating type compressor part no DCP17167
Rotary type

Includes vane-type A/C compressors (identified in our range with codes SV for Sliding Vane and TV for Through Vane) and scroll types (look for SC codes, and electrical scroll for hybrid vehicles under ES).

Rotary type compressor part no DCP50014


By investing more than nine percent of net sales in research and development, we put our A/C components through a continuous innovation cycle to make them as high quality and efficient as possible.

Installation and fault finding

To ensure that the A/C compressor performs efficiently journey after journey, it’s essential that it is installed correctly, and faults are fixed quickly.