Delphi has been awarded new business from Dimitrovgrad Avtoagregat Plant (DAAZ) to supply engine cooling radiator cores to the final assembly of radiator fan modules for the AVTOVAZ Lada Kalina. In January 2009, DAAZ will begin delivering modules to the AVTOVAZ plant in Togliatti, Russia.
“This win underscores Delphi’s continued growth in the Russian market and represents a joint design, engineering and manufacturing effort between Delphi and DAAZ,” said Jim Bertrand, president of Delphi Thermal Systems. “Russia is an important emerging market, and as a global supplier, Delphi has the right technology, footprint and distribution channels to meet the needs of its Russian customers. Delphi will continue to work with DAAZ and its parent company Industrial Holding ‘AVTOCOMPONENTS’ to look for Thermal manufacturing opportunities in Russia.”
Delphi has a history of supplying the Russian market with complete air conditioning systems. In 2004, Delphi launched the first air conditioning system on the Russian-made Chevy Niva for GM AVTOVAZ. Since 2007, Delphi has supplied the UAZ Patriot with a complete AC system.