Automotive Systems has won nine new occupant protection systems contracts with
vehicle manufacturers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific in the first
five months of 2001.
The contracts are worth around $US430 million, including $US285 million on
vehicle programmes in the Asia Pacific region alone.
Delphi’s safety-related products include driver, passenger, side and curtain
airbags; active knee bolsters; steering wheels; seat belts; and other interior
safety products such as sensors and electronics.
"Safety technologies are significant market differentiators for vehicle
manufacturers, and consumer demand is the driving force," said Delphi Automotive
Systems president James Bertrand.
Delphi is currently renaming its Interior Systems division Delphi Safety &
"Changing our name helps to more accurately describe our divisional business
and overall product strategy to our customers," Bertrand said.
The name change also coincides with the division’s consolidation of its headquarters
operations and many of its engineering functions into an existing building in
The consolidation, which will reduce operating costs and improve opportunities
for collaboration, is expected to be complete by the end of June.
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