Delphi Broke Ground on Diesel Engine Systems Plant in YantaiOctober 17th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized
Delphi Automotive, a world-leading auto parts manufacturer, laid the foundation stone of its new plant in Yantai for producing diesel engine management systems. Initial investment amounts to US$100 million. Production is to begin in late 2013.
The plant will be an expansion of Delphi’s manufacturing base in the Fushan district of Yantai, Shandong, which currently has about 2,800 employees and a product line in electrical/electronic architecture. For the new operation, 500 people will be added to the workforce to make mostly fuel injectors and pumps.
The diesel engine management systems to be produced in Yantai will employ ECMs (Electronic Control Modules) made in Delphi’s Suzhou plant. They are set to become the heart of vehicles of different types in China, from sedans and SUVs to trucks, buses, agricultural and construction machineries. Great Wall Motor is said to be a major customer.
Delphi makes auto parts in several Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu, Baicheng, Changchun, and has R&D centers in Shanghai. China presently accounts for 5% of its global business in diesel engine management systems; the company strives to increase that share to 30%.