Woodward Governor has expanded its fuel injection technology businesses for heavy industrial diesel engines by acquiring the ‘Bryce’ fuel injection business of Delphi Automotive Systems. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Based in Cheltenham, England, Bryce has annual sales of approximately US$20 million. With their complementary customer base and expertise, including common rail and other technologies, the Woodward Aken plant and the Bryce plant will now form the basis of Woodward’s new Centre of Excellence (COE) for diesel fuel systems.
The plant produces components for the heavy industrial engine market, which primarily targets the main power generation, marine and rail traction sectors. Delphi announced its intent to sell the Cheltenham facility earlier this month after determining the heavy industrial engine market to be outside of the company’s future product strategies.
The transaction includes all of Delphi’s heavy industrial diesel business assets at the Cheltenham site, including tools, inventory, equipment and a dedicated facility. Approximately 216 employees associated with the heavy industrial diesel business in Cheltenham will also transition to Woodward and remain employed at the Cheltenham site.