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Delphi to Supply its Diesel Medium Duty Common Rail System to JCB


Delphi’s complete diesel technology portfolio keeps attracting new customers

April 12, 2006, PARIS -- The Multec™ Medium Duty Common Rail (MDCR) system from Delphi Corp. has been chosen by JCB, one of the world’s largest construction and agricultural equipment makers to equip its 4.4 litre in-house diesel engine designed specifically for off-highway applications. This engine has been in production since 2004. The Delphi Multec™ MDCR will help JCB to meet the more stringent Tier 3 emissions standards which are implemented this year.

Delphi’s Multec™ MDCR is a modular diesel fuel injection system, capable of up to 1800 bar system pressure. At the heart of the system is a fast servo-solenoid injector designed to optimize fuel rate, spray shape and accuracy. The highly innovative Multec™ Diesel Common Rail system provides small injection quantities in a small injector package, and uses closed-loop strategies to deliver precise fuel quantities over the life of the engine. This results in cost-effective, robust emissions and acoustics performance.

The Multec™ MDCR system has been developed to meet the demanding requirements for medium-duty truck and off-highway engine applications. This technology addresses the growing need worldwide for engines from four to nine litres that offer low emissions and car-type refinement combined with the durability and economy demanded by commercial vehicle users.

Delphi will be providing a complete MDCR Fuel Injection System to JCB consisting of the pump, rail, injectors, filter and an engine mounted Electronic Control Unit (ECU).

“This new contract is the successful outcome of years of joint development between JCB and Delphi,” said Peter Lakin, business line executive, Diesel. “We are very proud that JCB has chosen Delphi to equip their in-house engine with Delphi’s Multec™ MDCR Systems. A wide variety of JCB’s engines have been using Delphi Diesel Fuel Injection Systems over many years. JCB’s decision to use Delphi as its main Diesel Fuel Injection System supplier is truly a mark of confidence in Delphi’s products,” continued Lakin.

This engine will be produced starting in 2007 at the new dedicated JCB Power Systems factory at Dove Valley Park, Foston, Derbyshire.

“Thanks to our wide diesel product portfolio, Delphi is experiencing a significant growth in all market segments from diesel passenger cars to on- and off-highway medium- and heavy-duty diesel applications,” added Lakin. “JCB can be confident that Delphi, with its worldwide dealer network, will be able to support JCB’s global expansion plans in every region of the world.”

Delphi is the only fuel injection equipment supplier with in-house design and manufacturing capabilities of aftertreatment catalysts. Plus Delphi’s air control components and sensors offer vehicle manufacturers a wide portfolio of engine management systems and components. Delphi can integrate air and fuel management systems, exhaust aftertreatment and the associated electronic controls and sensors, helping provide complete diesel engine control systems that assist in meeting emissions requirements worldwide.

JCB manufactures machines and equipment for the construction, agricultural, military and industrial market sectors. JCB also sells hand & garden power tools and products.

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