SHANGHAI, China, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to expanding its automotive business in Asia's booming marketplace, Delphi (NYSE: DPH), a world leader in mobile electronics and transportation components and system technologies, is earning recognition and quality awards from many of its China-based customers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020315/DEF002LOGO ) Delphi China won five of 18 awards presented by Shanghai GM at the automaker's annual recognition early this year for achievement in 2003. Delphi was selected from a field of 179 suppliers to Shanghai GM for those awards, including one Best Supplier Award and four Excellent Supplier Awards (see winners list below). Delphi achieved this recognition for excellence in product quality, delivery, and service of its industry-leading products including maintenance free batteries, dynamics and propulsion systems, engine management systems, exhaust emissions control systems, and door latches and door modules. "Receiving such recognition from our major customers in China is a great honor," says Choon Chon, president, Delphi Asia Pacific. "It demonstrates that Delphi is exceeding our customers' expectations by providing them with excellent quality and delivery." In 2003, Delphi won a total of 15 awards for its distinguished performance from its China-based customers, a list which covers almost all the major automakers in the country. China is the third largest auto-producing country in the world. According to Yudong Chen, chief engineer of China operations of Delphi Energy, Chassis, and Steering, the definition of an "excellent supplier" in China has been expanded to include product development and research and development capabilities. "Customers are putting an increased value on technology. Delphi's leadership position in the industry enables us to leverage our global resources to better serve customers in China." Delphi's strength in delivering high-tech environmentally friendly products and technologies that help reduce emissions and fuel consumption is well recognized by customers. Of the five supplier awards Delphi earned from Shanghai GM, four were given to operations that produce environmentally friendly products, such as engine management systems, catalytic converters, and maintenance-free batteries. As part of its commitment to follow its customers, Delphi has been investing in the China market since 1993 and its total investment reached US$450 million by the end of 2003. It now operates 11 manufacturing legal entities in 14 locations, a technical center, and a training center in the country. Delphi's consolidated sales in China reached US$650 million in 2003. SGM 2003 Supplier Awards Delphi Recipients Best Supplier Shanghai Delphi International Battery Co., Ltd. Excellent Suppliers Beijing Delphi Wan Yuan Engine Management Systems Co., Ltd. Shanghai Delphi Emission Control Systems Co., Ltd. Delphi Shanghai Dynamics and Propulsion Systems Co., Ltd. Shanghai Delphi Automotive Door Systems Co., Ltd. For more information about Delphi and its subsidiaries, visit Delphi's media room at www.delphi.com/media .