Delphi expands powertrain systems capacity in China
Manufacturing Plant and R&D Center expansion in Beijing to support business growth in Asia
Release Date: April 18, 2013
SHANGHAI Delphi Automotive (NYSE:DLPH) today announced that its newly-expanded Beijing gasoline engine management systems (EMS) facility is now fully operational and ready to help local automakers meet new stringent emissions standards.
With more than 30,000 square meters of floor space, the new site provides integrated manufacturing and R&D capabilities, doubling Delphi’s local capacity for gasoline engine management systems.
"Delphi’s Beijing manufacturing operation will provide local Delphi customers with China IV/V and future emissions-compliant gasoline EMS and components, including the most advanced multi-charge ignition coils, sensors, electronic throttle bodies, carbon canister solenoid valves, fuel delivery modules and fuel rail assemblies," said Steven Kiefer, president, Delphi Powertrain Systems. "The Beijing Technical Center, meanwhile, will have full testing capability for components, powertrain systems and vehicle performance and emissions to support advanced research & development for MPFI and GDi systems."
Since it began operations in the Chinese market, Delphi has focused on introducing advanced technologies and localizing manufacturing and R&D capabilities. China has become the world’s largest automobile producer and market. High oil prices, air quality and China’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions have led to the implementation of higher automotive emissions standards for new vehicles in the country. Delphi’s proven fuel injection technologies will help automakers meet the stringent China V (Beijing V) standards introduced earlier this year.
In the past decade, Delphi has been actively working with multinational and Chinese OEMs, and has supplied more than 14 million sets of gasoline engine management systems to the Chinese market.
"Delphi has successfully supported more than 50 OEMs in China in system development and supply of gasoline engine management systems," said Kiefer.
"This newly-expanded site, together with the recent announcement to localize electronic diesel fuel injection systems in a new manufacturing plant in Yantai and gasoline direct injection (GDi) systems in our Shanghai plant, underlines the rapid growth of the Chinese automotive market and Delphi’s commitment to grow with our customers. These investments will continue to strengthen Delphi's leading position in engine management systems and better support customers in China and Asia-Pacific markets."
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, Nantong, 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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