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Delphi Sudbury Celebrates Employees' Training Success with On-Site Graduation Ceremony

A Suffolk-based high technology manufacturing plant is equipping its workforce with the skills required to further the cause of greener, more fuel efficient engine technology

Release Date: March 31, 2010

SUDBURY, UK — Delphi, a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments, is awarding several of its Suffolk-based employees with a level two National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Business Improvement Techniques on April 1, 2010. Phil Ramsey, Sudbury plant manager, will present the employees with certificates during an on-site graduation ceremony. The business improvement qualifications form part of Delphi's ongoing commitment to providing technical training for its 700-strong Sudbury workforce, as the company introduces a new generation of greener, more fuel efficient diesel injectors and fuel filters. Employees can also enroll in a level 2 NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations, with the first group of 10 employees having completed 11 weeks of training at West Suffolk College. Funding for both courses was obtained through the government initiative 'Train to Gain'.

"This was the first time that Delphi Sudbury had been able to secure government funding of this nature and the standards achieved by those taking part are exceptional," said Ramsey. "I am confident this initiative will bear fruit by further enabling our workforce to incorporate technological improvements which promote greener and more efficient vehicle engines."


Global automotive parts manufacturer Delphi is awarding several of its Suffolk-based employees with NVQ level 2 qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques.
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Worldwide vehicle emission standards are becoming increasingly strict, with governments issuing rigorous guidelines for vehicle manufacturers designed to increase fuel economy and reduce CO2 emissions. With new emission levels announced by governments in advance of the date of implementation, Delphi is continually developing components to comply with regulations ahead of time. This entails working with detailed technical drawings and complex new machinery and manufacturing processes. The current NVQ training courses will equip Delphi Sudbury employees with the necessary tools to understand and address these challenges.

Since October 2009, Delphi has invested in training for several employees to attend the Business Improvement Technique course, during which each attendee has completed over 100 hours of training, assessment and presentations. A second group of employees is scheduled to begin the Performing Engineering Operations course at West Suffolk College in April, while over 250 Sudbury-based employees have completed the 'Skills for Life' assessment, a prerequisite for commencing a National Vocational Qualification. All training is externally assessed and accredited.

Delphi's Sudbury operations manufactures injector nozzles for heavy duty diesel applications with core capabilities in precision grinding, electro discharge machining (EDM), automatic injector assembly, and high pressure testing. The site also manufactures direct and indirect injection nozzles for common rail systems, as well as filters.


The business improvement qualifications form part of Delphi’s ongoing commitment to providing technical training for its 700-strong Sudbury workforce, as the company introduces a new generation of greener, more fuel efficient components.
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ABOUT DELPHI

Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for automotive, commercial vehicle and other market segments. Operating major technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support facilities in 30 countries, Delphi delivers real-world innovations that make products smarter and safer as well as more powerful and efficient. Connect to innovation at www.delphi.com.

For more information contact:
Delphi
Katharine Earley (UK)

+44 (0)1295 277050