Delphi Breaks Ground for Diesel Fuel Injection Facility in China
New facility to support business expansion in Asia
Release Date: October 11, 2012
YANTAI, China Delphi Automotive (NYSE: DLPH) today held a groundbreaking ceremony in Yantai, Shandong Province, for a new diesel manufacturing facility that will enhance its ability to serve a rapidly growing customer base in Asia and strengthen its ties with the local community.
Delphi is investing approximately $100 million (CNY 643 million) to construct and equip the facility.
"This investment in Yantai represents Delphi's commitment to be a strategic, market-relevant diesel fuel injection supplier in China," said Rodney O'Neal, president and chief executive officer of Delphi.
The Yantai operation will produce high-precision diesel fuel injection systems components. With its unique control strategies, Delphi diesel technology enables the fuel injection system to deliver precise fuel quantities over the life of the vehicle and provide optimal emissions control and acoustic performance. The new manufacturing facility, expected to start production in late 2013, will be supported by an existing Delphi operation in Suzhou that will supply engine control modules.
Delphi, a leading global supplier of automotive electronics and technologies, has a longstanding relationship with local representatives of the Yantai municipality and its Fushan district. The company currently employs 2,800 people in the Yantai municipality and Fushan district and expects to hire an additional 500 employees at the new facility.
"Yantai's geographic location and strong educational environment will help ensure access to the rich resources of a skilled workforce and smooth logistical network for the Delphi operation," said M. Wang Liang, mayor of Yantai City. "The Yantai government will continue to provide strong support to Delphi in its effort to localize diesel technology investment in the Chinese market."
With its new site in Yantai, Delphi will strengthen its extensive global diesel manufacturing footprint.
Delphi in China
Delphi has been operating in China since 1993 and currently employs approximately 28,000 people throughout Baicheng, Beijing, Changchun, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenyang, Suzhou, Wuhan, Wuhu and Yantai. Delphi supplies the leading OEMs in China and is dedicated to providing innovative technology and superior service to its customers.
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