Delphi Technologies Aftermarket Expands Steering and Suspension Portfolio
Delphi Technologies Aftermarket has announced the addition of 987 new part numbers to its steering and suspension portfolio in North America.
The company states in a release that by the end of the first quarter of 2020 Delphi intends to provide full line coverage. In this fast-growing product line with parts proliferation, the expansion will enable distributors and shops to provide better coverage and tap new profit opportunities, according to Delphi.
The addition of the new part numbers this year has allowed the company to double the size of its steering and suspension product line, for a total of over 5000 part numbers. The company wishes to continue with this expansion trajectory with new product launches in order to reach its target of 99 percent sales coverage by the first quarter of 2020.
“We know that for our customers, coverage and availability are key, and we are focused on answering those needs and helping grow their business through a strong partnership with us,” says Chad Smith, Vice President, Aftermarket, North America.
The newly launch includes products such as control arms, tie rod ends, inner tie rods, sway bar links, ball joints, bushings, drag links, idler arms, pitman arms and trailing arms, among other things. Delphi Technologies develops, manufactures and tests each of its products to match industry standards for OE performance, encompassing fit, form, and function. During the testing phase, the company ascertains whether the steering and suspension parts withstand the same conditions that they are likely to face on the road. In order to offer a long service life, Delphi subjects its products to extreme environmental conditions as well.
“For us, exceptional quality is not a goal—it’s a requirement. When it comes to safety-critical parts like steering and suspension components, our customers can be confident in our strict manufacturing and testing standards,” adds Smith.
Along with the products, Delphi also offers accessories and hardware whenever necessary. Additionally, the company provides certified training courses on aftermarket-related subjects, which includes a series on steering and suspension systems. Technicians of all skill levels may take these classes which cover different topics, such as traction control and tire pressure monitoring systems, among other things.