hi is claiming that it is rapidly expanding its presence in commercial vehicle (CV) markets. In 2001, Delphi reports that revenue from CV customers was almost $600 million USD ($180 million USD in Europe). By 2005, the company says that commercial vehicle technologies are projected to account for more than $1 billion USD in revenue based on current booked business.

Delphi says recent business wins include electrical/electronic distribution systems and thermal systems for John Deere and Company, emissions control technologies for International Truck and Engine Corporation, advanced diesel injection systems and electrical/electronic distribution systems for Volvo Truck, and a variety of products including thermal systems, electronics and heavy-duty batteries for other manufacturers.

“Our strategy is to use our engineering expertise, worldwide reach and global resources to deliver technology solutions that address the many challenges of the commercial vehicle industry,” explains Greg Kochendorfer, Delphi’s global director for commercial vehicles. “We do this in two ways. We validate and adapt our proven automotive technologies. We are also increasingly developing new technologies specifically to meet the unique needs of CV manufacturers worldwide.”