Distribution of the complete exhaust system in North America is expected to begin in 2009.

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Issue: Oct 2006


Alliance to supply Delphi's "hot end" and Bosal's "cold end"



by Rob White

Bosal Delphi Complete Exhaust Systems recently won its first contract since Delphi Corp. and Bosal Group entered into an alliance last year, the companies announced today.

The contract for a complete exhaust system, which includes a Delphi- supplied "hot end" and a Bosal-supplied "cold end" is worth $235 million over its lifetime.

Distribution of the complete exhaust system in North America is expected to begin in 2009.

Further details of the bookings remain confidential at the customer's request.

"Bosal Delphi won this contract because of technical capability," said Sandra McCulloch, Delphi Powertrain Systems product line executive, Powertrain products and exhaust systems. "But we also brought competitive pricing and logistics advantages to the project."

In an effort to bring together each company's specific expertise, facilities and resources, Delphi and Belgium-based Bosal announced a new strategic alliance to offer complete exhaust systems for the global original equipment (OE) market in May of 2005. The non-equity based alliance was created to offer a total customer solution around the globe for any vehicle program and all current fuel options.

"This first Bosal Delphi business win is a promising sign for the future of the alliance," said John Miles, president of Bosal International - North America (BINA). "This is the first step in gaining prominence across the globe. As Bosal Delphi gains more business wins, awareness of its innovative approach and commitment to advanced technologies will multiply."

For this inaugural contract, Delphi will be supplying the hot end sub- assembly through their JV partner, Katcon.

The hot end sub-assembly consists of converter assemblies and a "Y" pipe assembly. Bosal will supply cold end assemblies that consists of a resonator, muffler assembly, intermediate pipe and tailpipe assembly.

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