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Delphi looks to combine systems

TROY, Mich. -- Delphi Automotive Systems is reportedly planning to roll its brake and chassis businesses into one u...


TROY, Mich. — Delphi Automotive Systems is reportedly planning to roll its brake and chassis businesses into one unit.

With hopes of boosting sales of more-profitable systems that combine components, Daniel Warrell will head the combined business, Delphi explains. The Troy, Mich.-based Delphi has yet to say whether the move would eliminate any jobs.

Recent trends show suppliers want to sell systems combining parts, such as brakes and steering components, rather than providing just the parts. Automakers can not only save money by not having to assemble the individual parts, additionally they avoid the costs in designing the combined components. As a result, increasingly the manufacturers have been giving more business to suppliers able to provide such systems.


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