Delphi Automotive LLP Business Report FY2010

Business Highlights


Business secured with customers from 2009 through 2012:
Business line  
Thermal Automotive 10 customers
Electronic Controls 11 customers
Infotainment & Driver Interface 13 customers
Electrical/Electronic Distribution 12 customers
Connection Systems 11 customers
Gas Engine Management 12 customers
Diesel Engine Management 9 customers


Divestitures in 2010

The Company divested several assets and businesses in line with the reorganization process.

Transaction with Autoliv
Occupant Protection Systems operations (Korea and China)
-In March 2010, the Company sold its Occupant Protection Systems (OPS) operations in Korea and China to Autoliv.  Existing customers include Hyundai-Kia, Chery and Tata. In the fourth quarter 2009, Autoliv separately acquired assets related to Delphi's OPS assets in Europe and North America.

Pyrotechnic Safety Switch assets in Europe
-The Company announced that it will sell Pyrotechnic Safety Switch (PSS) assets in Europe serving customers such as Daimler, Audi and Porsche to Autoliv. In the event of an accident, the pyrotechnic safety switch (PSS) or "battery dis-connect" is activated by the deployment of the airbag. The PSS cuts (isolates) the battery from the vehicle starter and alternator, which helps prevent short circuits and reduces the likelihood of a resulting fire. Applications for electric and hybrid vehicles include crash protection of vehicle wiring circuits and associated battery storage systems. (From a press release on April 9, 2010)

Beijing Delphi Automotive Safety Products Co., Ltd.
-The Company sold its 51 percent share in the Chinese seatbelt maker Beijing Delphi Automotive Safety Products Co., Ltd. (BDS) to Autoliv. BDS is a joint venture between Delphi and the Chinese company Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (BHAP). The joint venture started in 2008 and its main customers include Dongfeng Yueda Kia Motor Co. (DYKMC) and Beijing Hyundai Motor Co. (BHMC). (From a press release on October 19, 2010)


R&D Expenditure

(in billion USD) FY2010 FY2009 FY2008
Amount 1.0 1.3 1.8


R&D Structure

The Company held a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to the headquarters of Delphi Electronics & Safety division in Kokomo, Indiana, U.S. The company will invest more than 25 million USD in the new buildings. The project includes construction of a 70,000 square foot laboratory building to support development and validation activities, with a focus on power electronics components for hybrid and electric vehicles. The new building is expected to be operational by the end of 2011. (From a press release on December 13, 2010)

Product Development

 K-Alloy SP
The Company added K-Alloy SP to its portfolio of alloy for aluminum die casting in the automotive segment, following the introduction of K-Alloy in 2003. The new alloy can be used in sand casting and permanent mold applications. (From a press release on February 9, 2010)

Ammonia sensor for the Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system
The Company will start producing an ammonia sensor for the Selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system in 2012 for a European commercial vehicle manufacturer. This ammonia sensor is the first technology that allows closed-loop control of SCR process, permitting the amount of urea injected into the exhaust stream to be optimized. (From a press release on April 14, 2010)

Low-cost parking guidance system
The Company developed a low-cost parking guidance system that can calculate the vehicle's back-up path by using a rear-view camera. By using algorithms originally developed by the company, the system can detect an obstacle and estimate its distance only by recognition of the camera image. This eliminates the need for ultrasonic sensors that are essential components of conventional parking assistance devices, which is leading to lower cost and easier installation. The supply is expected to start in 2011. The Company aims to improve profitability by absorbing needs of automakers keen on improving fuel efficiency. (From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on May 7, 2010)

Smart Fob
The Company developed Smart Fob, a new device using near field communication (NFC). The smart key fob provides drivers with constant accessibility to vehicle information. Data exchange is made possible using an NFC module integrated in the vehicle. The system's antenna (13.56MHz) enables data transfer from the vehicle to the key fob, and the transferred information can be accessed by the driver via any NFC-compatible portable device that has a display such as a cell phone, computer or personal digital assistant (PDA). (From a press release on June 18, 2010)

New SCR aftertreatment system
The Company developed a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment system for diesel engines. The system consists of three basic modules - the SCR doser (an injector with integrated high pressure pump), the Urea Delivery Module and an electronic control unit. By injecting aqueous urea solution into a SCR system at up to four times the pressure of any previous system, the new Delphi system reduces vehicle CO2 emissions by up to 1g/km over any comparable system. The system will help vehicle manufacturers meet emission requirements such as EU6, Tier2 bin5 and corresponding Japanese regulations. The first production application of the Delphi SCR system is scheduled for introduction in 2012. (From a press release on July 21, 2010)

EV Charge Coupler
The Company has completed evaluation of its Electric Vehicle (EV) Charge Coupler with Cable and Charge Inlet under the Component Recognition Program of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), a product safety certification organization. As a result, the UL Recognized components are now available for use in the U.S. and Canada. Delphi also began selling the previously evaluated UL listed Portable Electric Vehicle Charger earlier this year. (From a press release on December 9, 2010)

Technological Alliance

- In April 2010, the Company and US-based ClipperCreek, Inc. agreed to work together to develop, manufacture and sell charging systems for electric vehicles (EV) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV). ClipperCreek is a provider of electric vehicle charge stations and chargers. (From a press release on April 13, 2010)


Joint Development Project

- In February 2010, the Company, along with Hyundai America Technical Center and other partners, was nominated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a $7.48 million grant allocated to a four-year project for the development of low-temperature gasoline combustion technology called gasoline direct compression ignition. (From a press release on February 3, 2010)

The Company has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a U.S. wireless energy transfer technology provider, to develop automatic wireless charging products for hybrid and electric vehicles. Drivers would simply park their electric vehicle over a wireless energy source that sits on the garage floor, or is embedded in a parking spot. The system will automatically transfer power to the battery charger on the vehicle. Delphi also makes a Portable Electric Vehicle Charger that fits conveniently in the trunk of an electric vehicle. The charging system plugs into any standard 120-volt outlet. (From a press release on September 29, 2010)

Investment Activities

Capital Expenditure

    Successor Predecessor
(in million USD) FY2010 Period from August 19 to December 31, 2009 Period from January 1 to October 6, 2009 Year Ended December 31, 2008
Total capital expenditures 500 88 321 771