TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Delphi Corp.'s operations in China do not bid against the supplier's North American units when seeking business from automakers, said Jose Maria Alapont, Delphi president of international operations.
Alapont was referring to a comment by Sean Kelly, Delphi's executive director in Mexico, in a report published last week. Alapont said that Kelly didn't use the correct "expression" in English.
"You never bid internally," Alapont said last week at the Management Briefing Seminars.
He said that when Delphi bids for contracts it often proposes a package of plants to handle the work.
For example, he said, common components would be produced in China, then shipped to the United States for complicated assembly close to the customer.