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Delphi Automotive LLP
Type Limited liability partnership
Founded 1997 in Troy, Michigan, USA
Headquarters United States Troy, Michigan, USA
Key people John A. Krol, Chairman
Rodney O'Neal, CEO & President
John D. Sheehan, CFO
Industry Automotive industry
Products vehicle electronics, systems, modules, & components
Revenue US$18.1 Billion (2008)
Employees 146,600

Delphi is an automotive parts company headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA. Delphi is one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers and has approximately 146,600 employees (18,900 in the United States).[1]

With offices worldwide, the company operates 150 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 44 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices, and 33 technical centers in 38 countries.



Corporate structure and leadership

Delphi is structured into the following groups:

  • Consumer Products
  • Manufacturer Products
  • Aftermarket & Dealer Products

The company is focusing the organization on the following core strategic product lines:

  • Controls & Security (Body Security, Mechatronics, and Displays)
  • Electrical/Electronic Architecture (Electrical/Electronic Distribution Systems, Connection Systems, and Electrical Centers)
  • Entertainment & Communications (Audio, Navigation, and Telematics)
  • Powertrain (Diesel and Gasoline Engine Management Systems)
  • Safety (Occupant Protection and Safety Electronics)
  • Thermal (Climate Control & Powertrain Cooling)

For the list of Delphi Senior Managers see Delphi Senior Leadership.

Chapter 11 Reorganization

During the Chapter 11 cases, Delphi has made substantial progress in identifying and implementing the sale (or receiving Bankruptcy Court approval to sell) or wind down of those facilities and business lines that do not support the company’s future strategic framework, including:

  • The sale of the brake hose manufacturing business in Dayton, Ohio to Harco Manufacturing Group, announced in January 2007.[3]
  • The settlement of a social plan in the "Concurso," or Spanish insolvency proceeding, of Delphi Automotive Systems Espana S.L.
  • The sale of the Mexican brake components business, including a manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, to Robert Bosch LLC and its affiliate Frenados Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V., announced in June 2007.[4]
  • The sale of substantially all of the assets of MobileAria, Inc. to Wireless Matrix USA, Inc.;
  • The sale of the U.S. Battery operations in New Brunswick, New Jersey to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 2006.[5]
  • The wind-down of a Delphi Medical Texas facility in Houston, Texas
  • The consolidation of fuel injector production in Rochester, New York during 2006-2007, which allowed the Debtors to wind down a manufacturing facility in Coopersville, Michigan
  • The sale of the catalyst business to Umicore Group, completed in October, 2007.[6]
  • The sale of the Wheel bearings business based in Sandusky, Ohio to Kyklos, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hephaestus Holdings, Inc., in February 2008.[7]
  • The sale of the Global Steering and Halfshaft Business to Steering Solutions Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Platinum Equity, LLC, announced in December 2007. The Steering business was based in Saginaw, Michigan, and was formerly known as the Saginaw Steering Division of General Motors.[8]
  • The sale of the Interiors and Closures business was announced in October, 2007, to The Renco Group. This includes facilities in: Gadsden, Alabama, Cottondale, Alabama, North Kansas City, Missouri, Orion, Michigan, Adrian, Michigan, Woerth, France, Matamoros, Mexico, the SDADS Joint Venture in Shanghai, China and the KDS Joint Venture in Daegu, South Korea.[9]
  • The sale of certain North American Brake Component Machining and Assembly Assets to TRW Automotive Holdings, which includes sites in Saginaw, Michigan, Springhill, Tennessee, and Oshawa, Canada, announced in September 2007.[10]
  • The company will continue with its stated plans to sell or wind-down additional non-core product lines and manufacturing sites through 2008.
  • Sale of global suspension and brakes business to BeijingWest announced March 31, 2009.[11]

On November 4, 2009 Delphi named a new board.[12] John A. Krol is the chairman of the new board.

Rodney O'Neal is the President and chief executive officer of the company[13] (since January 1, 2007), replacing Robert S. "Steve" Miller.

The investment bank, Rothschild, Inc., is currently advising Delphi in its Chapter 11 restructuring

Environmental record

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst identified Delphi corp. as the 21st-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States in 2002.[14] According to the study, the manufacturer's most toxic emissions include asbestos (542 lb/yr), chromium compounds (1,082 lb/yr), lead compounds (8,466 lb/yr), and sulfuric acid (17,600 lbs/year), while the most massive emissions are glycol ethers (111,520 lbs/year) and hydrochloric acid (80,000 lb/yr).[15]

Corporate issues

In February 2007 the multinational Delphi Automotive Systems Holding Inc. announced the closure of its plant in Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain, with a loss of 1600 direct jobs and more than 2500 indirect jobs.[16] despite having agreed to continue its manufacturing operations until 2010 and receiving more than EUR 25 million from various public administrations in order to guarantee its workers' jobs.[17]

The Andalusian autonomous government announced it would begin legal action against the company for breach of local labor laws.[18]

On October 8, 2005 Delphi filed for bankruptcy due to the lack of money to pay the employees. Slowly, cutting jobs and shutting down many plants around the Dayton area and nationally (Roberson). The increased competition between the U.S. and other countries in the automobile industry has been a factor in Delphi’s bankruptcy (Wehrman D1). Due to the economic slump, all but five of the plants in the Dayton area have closed.

In May 2008, Delphi filed a lawsuit against investors. The lawsuit seeks to impose payment by investors in the amount of $2.55 billion in securities to aid Delphi as it seeks to come out of bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in New York ruled to allow Delphi to seek payments through a contract against Appaloosa Management LP as well as denying investors' request for a cap of $250 million for damages.[19]

Consumer electronics

Delphi is a major player in the XM Satellite Radio and GPS market. Among their most widely recognized (and advertised) products are:

  • Mobile Navigation
    • NAV200 (portable GPS)
    • TNR800 (in-dash GPS)
  • Mobile Video
  • Satellite Radio
Myfi family
  • MyFi (portable XM)
  • Myfi 2 (3rd generation of XM2go)
Roady Family
  • Roady (XM)
  • Roady 2 (XM)
  • Roady XT (XM)
  • Roady XT 2 (XM)
Skyfi Family
  • Skyfi (XM)
  • SkyFi2 (XM)
  • SkyFi3 (XM)
  • XM Signal Repeater

Manufacturer products

Delphi designs, engineers and manufactures a wide variety of components, integrated systems and modules on a worldwide basis, and is the largest and most diversified supplier of automotive parts. In January 2000 Delphi acquired the diesel systems business of Lucas TRW, making Delphi the world's second largest manufacturer of Diesel Fuel Injection equipment. Delphi Diesel owns the brands of CAV/Simms/RotoDiesel and Condiesel, the division also runs 10 subsidiary distribution companies in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, UK and USA. The diesel aftermarket company is headquartered in Warwick UK.

Delphi also manufactures the MagneRide magneto rheological dampers, which use magnetorheological fluid to adjust the damping rate of the shock absorbers based on road conditions, to offer an effective compromise between ride and handling [20]. These can be found on the Audi R8 [21], Audi TT, Chevrolet Corvette C5, Cadillac Seville STS, Ferrari 599 and select E Series HSV cars in Australia.

Joint ventures


  1. ^ Delphi - Investor Relations - 2008 Form 10-K
  2. ^ SEC delisting order
  3. ^ Delphi Signs Sale Agreement for Brake Hose Business; Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 29 January 2007.
  4. ^ Delphi Signs Agreement to Sell Mexican Brake Plant, Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 15 June 2007.
  5. ^ Delphi Completes Sale of U.S. Battery Plant to JCI. 02 August 2006.
  6. ^ Delphi Completes Sale of Catalyst Business to Umicore. 1 October 2007. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases
  7. ^ Hephaestus Holdings, Inc. to acquire North American wheel bearings business from Delphi Corporation. KPS Capital Partners, LP - Press Release
  8. ^ Delphi Signs Master Sale Agreement for Its Global Steering and Halfshaft Business -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Steering Solutions Corporation, a Wholly Owned Entity of Platinum Equity, LLC, Is Named Lead Bidder in the Sale of Delphi Corporation's Global Steering Division. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 10 December 2007.
  9. ^ Delphi Signs Master Sale Agreement for Interiors and Closures Business -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 16 October 2007.
  10. ^ Delphi Signs Asset Sale Agreement With TRW for Certain North American Brake Component Machining and Assembly Assets -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. 18 September 2007. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases.
  11. ^ Delphi Signs Agreement to Sell Global Suspension and Brakes Business; Company To File Motion Requesting Court Hearings To Approve Bidding Procedures and Authorize Sale of Assets. 31 March 2009. Delphi Press Release.
  12. ^ "Delphi Names New Board". Delphi. Retrieved 2009-12-19.  
  13. ^ "Delphi Senior Leadership". Delphi. Retrieved 2009-12-19.  
  14. ^ Political Economy Research Institute
  15. ^ Toxic 100 detailed company report (Toxics Release Inventory)
  16. ^ "Delphi to close Spain factory, cut jobs", BusinessWeek, February 23, 2007
  17. ^ "Closure of the Delphi undertaking in Puerto Real, Cádiz", Parliamentary question submitted by Willy Meyer Pleite MEP to the European Commission
  18. ^ "Zarrías dice que no permitirá que Delphi 'se ría de Andalucía'",, February 23, 2007
  19. ^ ""Judge allows Delphi to pursue claims against investors"". Chicago Tribune. 2008-07-29.,0,7303546.story. Retrieved 2008-07-29.  
  20. ^ "Delphi MagneRide" Delphi Website
  21. ^ "Audi R8 Features Delphi's Revolutionary MagneRide Semi-Active Suspension" Delphi Press Release

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