Delphi Automotive PLC Business Report FY ended Dec. 2013

Business Highlights

Financial Overview

(in million USD)
  FY ended Dec. 31, 2013 FY ended Dec. 31, 2012 Rate of
change (%)
Net Sales 16,463 15,519 6.1 1)
Operating Income 1,684 1,476 14.1 -

1) Net Sales
-Total net sales for the fiscal year that ended on December 31, 2013 increased 6.1% compared to the year that ended on December 31, 2011. The sales increase is attributable to the fourth quarter 2012 acquisition and successful integration of MVL, as well as due to increased sales in North America and Asia Pacific.


-The Company announced that its RACam system, a suite of advanced driver assistance systems, will be introduced on the new Volvo SPA platform at the end of 2014. The system incorporates radar sensing, vision sensing and data fusion into a single module to enable a full range of active safety functionalities. (From a press release on August 27, 2013)


-In 2013, the Company won an Automotive News PACE Award for its common rail for heavy duty diesel.

-The Company received the Volkswagen Group Award in the Global Champion category for advanced diesel common rail technology. Delphi's award specifically recognized performance on Volkswagen's 1.2-liter, three-cylinder Euro 5 programs. (From a press release on July 3, 2013)


R&D Expenditure

 (in billion USD)
FY ended Dec. 31, 2013 FY ended Dec. 31, 2012 FY ended Dec. 31, 2011
Total 1.3 1.2 1.2
-The Company expects expenditures for engineering activities to be approximately USD 1.7 billion for the year ending December 31, 2014.

R&D Structure

-As of December 31, 2013, the Company employed over 19,000 scientists, engineers and technicians around the world.

-The Company has 15 major technical centers:
  • North America: 5 facilities
  • Europe, Middle East and Africa: 5 facilities
  • Asia Pacific: 4 facilities
  • South America: 1 facility

R&D Activities

-The Company opened its newly combined advanced diesel injection and combustion technical lab in Luxembourg. Staffed initially by 40 scientists and engineers, the diesel injection and combustion lab brings together its diesel and gasoline research in a single location. Located within Delphi's Customer Technology Center (CTC) the new lab will enhance Delphi's ability to coordinate its research with customer advanced engineering groups. The CTC Luxembourg also serves as Delphi's Europe, Middle-East and Africa regional headquarters and Powertrain Systems divisional headquarters. (From a press release on October 9, 2013)

Product Development

<Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Products>
DC to DC Converter
-The Company developed a new range of DC/DC converters for 12V-micro and 48V-mild hybrid applications. The 12V DC/DC converters, with a power range up to 1.2 kW, stabilize the supply voltage during re-crank of the engine to help avoid dimmed lighting or surges that can affect displays or infotainment systems. Vehicles from several European OEMs featuring this technology are expected to be on the road by the end of this year. Delphi's 48V DC/DC converter, a mild hybrid solution, will help vehicle manufacturers meet regulations at a lower cost than full hybrid systems. Delphi is currently working with several OEMs to develop this technology and estimates that this technology will be available in 2016. (From a press release on April 12, 2013)

<Cables and Wiring>
Wiring harness
-Delphi Automotive PLC announced that it developed a high voltage wiring harness for the Ferrari LaFerrari gasoline-electric hybrid. Delphi also worked with Ferrari to develop a complete air conditioning system for the model. The air conditioning system utilizes an electric compressor and newly developed heat exchanger (chiller). Delphi's HVAC system for the LaFerrari allows for a 3.5kW additional cooling power for the hybrid system. (From a press release on March 5, 2013)

Investment Activities

Capital Expenditure by Segment 

 (in million USD)

FY ended Dec. 31, 2013 FY ended Dec. 31, 2012 FY ended Dec. 31, 2011
Electrical / Electronic Architecture 293 238 219
Powertrain Systems 224 304 228
Electronics and Safety 64 66 100
Thermal Systems 77 63 70
Eliminations and Other 24 34 13
Total 682 705 630

Capital Expenditure by Geographic Area 

 (in million USD)

FY ended Dec. 31, 2013 FY ended Dec. 31, 2012 FY ended Dec. 31, 2011
North America 199 210 176
Europe, Middle East & Africa 281 308 278
Asia Pacific 174 155 118
South America 28 32 58
Total 682 705 630

Investment Outside USA

-The Company announced that its newly-expanded Beijing gasoline engine management systems (EMS) facility is now fully operational. 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 multi-charge ignition coils, sensors, electronic throttle bodies, carbon canister, solenoid valves, fuel delivery modules and fuel rail assemblies. The Beijing Technical Center will have full testing capability for components, powertrain systems and vehicle performance and emissions to support advanced research & development for MPFI and GDi systems. (From a press release on April 18, 2013)