Automotive Systems expects to grow revenue by 25 percent in Brazil this year,
writes Rogério Louro Alves.



“We will produce revenue of $US500 million in 2001,” said Delphi South America
president Volker Barth.

Last year the company achieved revenue of $US400 million in Brazil.

Delphi has invested heavily in the aftermarket sector to achieve the increase.
Last year the company listed 800 automotive components in its sales catalogues
but this year that product ‘portfolio’ has increased to1,600 lines.

“Aftermarket sales currently represent 12 percent of our revenue, but
in future years [this will grow to] about 25 percent”, said Delphi South
America aftermarket director Lucia Moretti.

Delphi is also expecting more growth from OEM supplies to automakers and exports
from its Brazilian factories in the near future.

“We expect to increase sales about 20 percent per year [over] the next
few years,” Barth added.

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