Delphi Automotive

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Delphi Automotive PLC
Type Public limited company
Traded as NYSEDLPH
S&P 500 Component
Industry Automotive
Founded 1994
Headquarters Gillingham, Kent, UK[1]
Key people John A. Krol
(Chairman)
Rodney O'Neal
(President and CEO)
Products Vehicle electronics, systems, modules, & components
Revenue Increase US$ 16.463 billion (2013)[2]
Operating income Increase US$ 1.684 billion (2013)[2]
Net income Increase US$ 1.212 billion (2013)[2]
Total assets Increase US$ 11.047 billion (2013)[2]
Total equity Increase US$ 3.434 billion (2013)[2]
Employees 161,000 (December 2013)
Website Delphi.com

Delphi Automotive PLC is an automotive parts manufacturing company headquartered in Gillingham, Kent, UK.[1] It is one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers and has approximately 161,000 employees, of whom around 5,000 are in the United States.[3]

With offices worldwide, the company operates 126 wholly owned manufacturing sites, and 15 technical centers across 32 countries.

History[edit]

  • 1994: General Motors formed Automotive Components Group.
  • 1995: ACG was renamed Delphi Automotive Systems.
  • 1997: GM and Hughes Electronics Corporation spin-off of Hughes Defense electronics business and transfer Delco Electronics from Hughes to Delphi.
  • 1999: Delphi Automotive Systems became a fully independent publicly held corporation.
  • 2000: Delphi purchased UK based Lucas Diesel Systems from TRW Inc who purchased its parent LucasVarity plc in 1999.
  • 2001: 11,500 jobs were cut worldwide (Bischoff 1A).
  • 2002: Delphi Automotive Systems was renamed Delphi Corporation reflecting its diversified business direction.
  • 2004: Delphi was subpoenaed by the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in July for irregular accounting practices and financial transactions.
  • 2005: Delphi disclosed irregular accounting practices. A number of executives, including CFO Alan Dawes, resign. Delphi Chairman J.T. Battenberg retires. Delphi files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reorganize its struggling U.S. operations. As a result of this action, the Securities and Exchange Commission granted an application by the New York Stock Exchange to delist Delphi's common stock and bonds.[4] The stock traded over the counter on the Pink Sheets electronic exchange.
  • 2005: Twenty-four plants closed down in the U.S.
  • 2006: Delphi announced it would sell off or close 21 of its 29 plants in the United States. The eight plants it intends to keep are located in Brookhaven, Mississippi; Clinton, Mississippi; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Kokomo, Indiana; Lockport, New York; Rochester, New York; Warren, Ohio; and Vandalia, Ohio. Delphi proposes that these remaining plants will operate with wage reductions and workforce reductions.
  • February 2007: Delphi announced the closure of its plant in Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain, with a loss of 1600 direct jobs and more than 2500 indirect jobs.[5] despite having agreed to continue its manufacturing operations until 2010 and receiving more than €25 million from various public administrations in order to guarantee its workers' jobs.[6] The Andalusian autonomous government announced it would begin legal action against the company for breach of local labor laws.[7]
  • May 2008: Delphi filed a lawsuit against investors. The lawsuit seeks to impose payment by investors in the amount of $2.55 billion in securities to aid Delphi as it seeks to come out of bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in New York ruled to allow Delphi to seek payments through a contract against Appaloosa Management LP as well as denying investors' request for a cap of $250 million for damages.[8][clarification needed]
  • 6 October 2009: Delphi's core assets were purchased by a group of private investors to create a new Delphi Corporation. Some of its non-core steering operations have been sold to General Motors Company, the successor to the bankrupt Motors Liquidation Company that used to be the old General Motors Corporation. The stock was cancelled. The old Delphi Corporation was renamed DPH Holdings Corporation.[9]

Chapter 11 reorganization[edit]

During the Chapter 11 cases, Delphi made substantial progress in identifying and implementing the sale (or receiving Bankruptcy Court approval to sell) or wind down of those facilities and business lines that do not support the company’s future strategic framework, including:

Operations[edit]

Delphi has four diversified business segments:[2]

  • Electrical/Electronic Architecture provides complete vehicle electrical architecture systems, integrating wiring and cable assemblies, electrical centers and connection systems.
  • Electronics & Safety provides components, systems and software for both passive and active safety, security, comfort and infotainment, as well as other vehicular electronic controls.
  • Powertrain Systems provides integrated gasoline and diesel engine management systems, including fuel handling, valve train fuel injection, combustion controls, electronics, and a complete line of aftermarket products and services.
  • Thermal Systems provides powertrain cooling via heat exchanger systems as well as heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems for the occupant cabin.

Controversies[edit]

On March 4, 2005, Delphi said it had fired its CFO and would restate earnings between 1999 - when Delphi spun off from General Motors Corp.(GM) - and 2004 for improper reporting of rebates, credits, or other payments from suppliers.[20] In June, 2006, Delphi said in a filing that it would restate its 2005 report, which would increase Delphi's reported 2004 net loss by $65 million. In 2013, Delphi became involved in an ongoing lawsuit against GM, because it manufactures ignition switches for the Chevrolet Cobalt, whose original design is alleged to be defective.[21]

Joint ventures[edit]

  • EnerDel - started as a joint venture of Ener1 and Delphi. In August 2008, Ener1 bought exclusive ownership of EnerDel.[22]
  • Condumex - (A Grupo Carso division).

Senior management[edit]

On 4 November 2009 Delphi named a new board.[23] John A. Krol is the chairman of the new board.

Rodney O'Neal is the President and chief executive officer of the company[24] (since 1 January 2007), replacing Robert S. "Steve" Miller.

Environmental record[edit]

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst identified Delphi corp. as the 21st-largest corporate producer of air pollution in the United States in 2002.[25] According to the study, the manufacturer's most toxic emissions included asbestos (542 lb/yr), chromium compounds (1,082 lb/yr), lead compounds (8,466 lb/yr), and sulfuric acid (17,600 lbs/year), while the most massive emissions were glycol ethers (111,520 lbs/year) and hydrochloric acid (80,000 lb/yr).[26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Addresses". Delphi Automotive PLC. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "2013 Year-End Financial Statements". Delphi Automotive PLC. 
  3. ^ "Delphi - Investor Relations - 2013 Form 10-K" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "SEC delisting order". Sec.gov. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  5. ^ "Delphi to close Spain factory, cut jobs", BusinessWeek, 23 February 2007
  6. ^ "Closure of the Delphi undertaking in Puerto Real, Cádiz", Parliamentary question submitted by Willy Meyer Pleite MEP to the European Commission
  7. ^ "Zarrías dice que no permitirá que Delphi 'se ría de Andalucía'", Terra.es, 23 February 2007
  8. ^ "Judge allows Delphi to pursue claims against investors". Chicago Tribune. 2008-07-29. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  9. ^ "DPH Holdings Corporation". Kurtzman Carson Consultants LLC. Retrieved 30 March 2010. 
  10. ^ Delphi Signs Sale Agreement for Brake Hose Business; Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 29 January 2007.
  11. ^ Delphi Signs Agreement to Sell Mexican Brake Plant, Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 15 June 2007.
  12. ^ Delphi Completes Sale of U.S. Battery Plant to JCI. 2 August 2006.
  13. ^ Delphi Completes Sale of Catalyst Business to Umicore. 1 October 2007. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases
  14. ^ Hephaestus Holdings, Inc. to acquire North American wheel bearings business from Delphi Corporation. KPS Capital Partners, LP - Press Release
  15. ^ Delphi Signs Master Sale Agreement for Its Global Steering and Halfshaft Business -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Steering Solutions Corporation, a Wholly Owned Entity of Platinum Equity, LLC, Is Named Lead Bidder in the Sale of Delphi Corporation's Global Steering Division. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 10 December 2007.
  16. ^ Delphi Signs Master Sale Agreement for Interiors and Closures Business -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases. 16 October 2007.
  17. ^ Delphi Signs Asset Sale Agreement With TRW for Certain North American Brake Component Machining and Assembly Assets -- Files Motion to Request Hearing With the Bankruptcy Court. 18 September 2007. Delphi - Investor Relations - Press Releases.
  18. ^ "New GM Subsidiaries will include Delphi Components Operations and Global Steering Business". Gm-trucks.com. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  19. ^ Delphi Signs Agreement to Sell Global Suspension and Brakes Business; Company To File Motion Requesting Court Hearings To Approve Bidding Procedures and Authorize Sale of Assets. 31 March 2009. Delphi Press Release.
  20. ^ "Delphi CFO Resigns, to Restate Results". Fox News. 5 March 2005. 
  21. ^ Vlasic, Bill (28 March 2014). "An Engineer's Eureka Moment with a GM Flaw". The New York Times. 
  22. ^ http://www.ener1.com/?q=content/ener1 Furukawa Electric establishes J/V an automotive Wiring Harness with Delphi Corp in the US -history
  23. ^ "Delphi Names New Board". Delphi. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  24. ^ "Delphi Senior Leadership". Delphi. Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  25. ^ "Political Economy Research Institute". Peri.umass.edu. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  26. ^ Toxic 100 detailed company report (Toxics Release Inventory)[dead link]

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