New GDi service programme from Delphi Technologies opens fast-growing market for garages, factors and distributors
FRANKFURT, GERMANY – 6 September 2018 – At Automechanika Frankfurt, Delphi Technologies is launching a new service solution for high performance, fuel efficient gasoline direct injection (GDi) technology. The comprehensive programme consists of pumps and injectors fitted as original equipment (OE) to more than 2.1 million popular French vehicles. Other important applications will be added in 2019. It also includes electronic and hydro-mechanical diagnostic tooling, prototype test equipment and training, offering broader all makes GDi capability.With the GDi new vehicle market expected to grow by more than 10 percent annually through 2026, the programme gives garages the parts, tools and know-how they need to tap into this high-growth, high-profit market. The company will also exhibit its industry-first Multec® 14 (M14) 350-bar pressure injection system at the show. This next generation of injectors can reduce automotive particle emissions from GDi technology by up to 70 percent.
Delphi Technologies is investing heavily in GDi. In 2017, it launched the latest generation 350-bar GDi system with VW in Europe and has programmes with other major automakers in China, Korea and North America ramping up in 2018 and 2019. The new system features a family of injectors, M14, that increase injection pressure from the industry norm of 200 bar to 350 bar, resulting in a 40 percent increase in compression performance and 30 percent faster injection speeds. This technology positions the company to help automakers meet both Euro 6d and China 6 emissions standards with a single solution.
"Whilst the technology has been in OE production for some years, it is fast becoming the preferred option to help meet tough emissions regulations," comments Alex Ashmore, president, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket. "Today more than a third of light duty vehicles produced in the world are fitted with a GDi fuel system, and this is expected to gain further share, growing at around 8 percent per annum for the next 10 years, meaning there will be an increasing flow of vehicle owners seeking high-quality independent repairs."
"As an OE supplier, we understand the challenges of maintaining and repairing these highly advanced, high pressure systems. And as an aftermarket supplier, we understand how important it is for garages to be able to do this quickly and efficiently," continues Ashmore. "With OE-quality parts, complemented by diagnostics, test equipment training and support, our new GDi service programme will give garages, factors and distributors the support they need to capitalise on this fast-growing market."
Ashmore concludes by highlighting that GDi is another great example of how Delphi Technologies is using its expertise in advanced OE systems to help its customers benefit from new market opportunities. "This is the beginning of an important new area for us and for our customers," he states. "These are complex systems where the support of an original equipment manufacturer can give garages a competitive advantage."
About Delphi Technologies
Delphi Technologies is a technology company focused on providing electric vehicle and internal combustion engine propulsion solutions, in addition to solving emissions and fuel economy challenges for the world's leading automotive OEMs. Delphi also provides leading aftermarket service solutions for the replacement market. With Headquarters in London, U.K., Delphi Technologies operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 24 countries.