Delphi makes a brilliant move

In a deal worth $50 million, Delphi is to supply Chinese Jinbei-branded vehicles with engine management systems over the next four years.

Delphi Automotive has announced a co-development agreement with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings to supply Jinbei-branded vehicles with engine management systems (EMS) over the next four years.

The agreement covers four model years and is worth approximately $50 million to Delphi. Production of the vehicles will begin in September 2001. Engine management is the science of equipping and calibrating an engine to achieve clean exhaust emissions while providing the best possible performance, fuel economy and driveability.

Delphi’s engine management systems will be applied to the Brilliance 2.2L 491 (4Y) engines and Delphi will use its Beijing Delphi WanYuan EMS facility and the Delphi Delco Electronics plant in Suzhou, China for the project.

Hong Kong based Brilliance China Automotive Holdings operates in various businesses, mainly automotive. As the dominant producer of light commercial vehicles in China, Brilliance sold more than 62,000 Jinbei-branded light commercial vehicles last year.

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