Will Design and Supply Electrical/Electronic Architecture System for Future Model

Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH - news) today announced it won a contract to develop and supply the electrical wiring system for an undisclosed future Ford Motor Company vehicle, Delphi's second such development and supply contract with Ford in North America since becoming an independently held, publicly owned company in May 1999.

Delphi's Packard Electric division will design and supply Ford the electrical/electronic (E/E) architecture system, including wiring harnesses and the associated componentry for the vehicle.

"This latest new business growth with Ford strengthens the diversity of Delphi's customer portfolio, and demonstrates Delphi's ability to provide high-technology, integrated systems solutions competitively for its customers," said Nick Cassudakis, manager, sales and engineering, Delphi Packard Electric.

Engineers at Delphi's customer service center in Dearborn, Mich., are developing a system that takes full advantage of Delphi's E/E components, subsystems and systems integration capabilities. The design will utilize Delphi's patented flexible routed-wire bussed electrical system to reduce wire gage sizes, mass, and the overall number of splices and cut leads. The design also utilizes Delphi Delco Electronics Systems' smart junction box.

Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA, is a world leader in transportation and mobile electronics components and systems technology. Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide comprehensive solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 214,200 employees and operates 178 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices, and 27 technical centers in 39 countries. Regional headquarters are located in Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Delphi can be found on the Internet at www.delphiauto.com .