TOKYO -- Delphi Corp. expects its growing sales in Asia-Pacific, including those to General Motors, to offset a decline in GM business in North America.
At the same time, "GM is growing tremendously in Asia Pacific - in China, Korea and India," says Choon T. Chon, president of Delphi Asia Pacific.
"We may be losing something in North America, but we're gaining a lot in Asia Pacific," he says.
Delphi also is aiming to sell more components to Japanese automakers for their operations outside of Japan.
Japanese carmakers' "production in Japan is going to go down, while production outside is going to grow," Chon says.
Delphi's sales to Japanese carmakers worldwide were "about $1 billion" in 2004, says Shizuo Kato, who became president of Delphi Japan on April 1. Delphi aims to raise that to $1.9 billion by 2010, he says.
To get more of that business, Kato says, Delphi will open its fifth customer service center in Japan in October.
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