General Motors Honors Delta Electronics as Inaugural Winner of Coveted Supplier Innovation Award

16 Mar, 2016, 18:00 ET from Delta

FREMONT, Calif., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Electronics was named a GM Innovation award winner during General Motors 24th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held Thursday, March 10 at Cobo Center in Detroit, Mich.  

GM debuted its Innovation award to recognize five suppliers among thousands globally who brought new innovations to the company that benefit customers.  Delta Electronics was named a first-ever Innovation award winner for its 3.6kw Gen 2 On Board Charger Module (OBCM) for General Motors' Chevy Volt. The new OBCM offers leading power conversion efficiency of up to 96.5 percent, excellent reliability, and a compact size that is 40 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than the previous generation of Delta's on-board charger. Delta Electronics' new 3.6kw Gen 2 OBCM directly contributes to the Chevy Volt's improved miles per gallon gasoline equivalent, which is a proud achievement for Delta Electronics.

"Innovation is a key focus at Delta and we are honored that our ability to create advanced solutions has been recognized by our partner, General Motors," said Mark Ko, Vice Chairman of Delta Electronics. "With more than 40 years of expertise in power conversion and management technologies, Delta is leading technological innovation for automotive electronics and EV charging applications. We lend continued support to our customers and are excited to develop the next generation of electric vehicle solutions."

"Delta's Gen 2 On Board Charger Module is a cutting-edge product that sets a new milestone in the industry. It achieves a leading energy conversion efficiency up to 95.8 percent at full load at 3.6 kW and the peak efficiency at some certain load condition could be as high as 96.5 percent. When compared to the previous generation of On Board Charger Module, it achieves 40 percent smaller in size, 20 percent lighter in weight and 300W higher in power output. In addition, the Gen 2 On Board Charger Module can work at higher coolant temperature up to 167oF without power degradation," said James Tang, General Manager of Embedded Power Solution Business Group for Delta Electronics.

During the event, GM also recognized 110 of its best suppliers from 17 countries who have consistently exceeded GM's expectations, created outstanding value, or introduced new innovations to the company.

GM recognized the most suppliers since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992, representing a nearly 40 percent increase compared to 79 recipients in 2014. More than half are repeat Supplier of the Year winners from 2014.

"We are focused on building positive supplier relationships, bringing new, customer-centric innovations to GM, and being the OEM of choice among suppliers," said Steve Kiefer, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "The companies we recognize tonight not only have brought innovation, they delivered it with the quality our customers deserve."

General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com 

About Delta Americas:

Delta Americas was established 33 years ago and has grown to over one thousand employees in recent years. Delta has offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in multiple locations in the U.S., Mexico, and South America. In the U.S, operations are located in Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Boston and Detroit to better serve its diverse customer base. Outside the U.S. Delta continues to expand its Americas operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.

Delta Americas serves the IT, communications, industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, automotive electric vehicle, and other major industries. Products  include power electronics, DC brushless fans, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, electronic components, consumer products, energy efficient and renewable energy products to name a few. The company is always striving to define new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its products through advanced research and product development.

For more information, please visit: www.delta-americas.com

About Delta:

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in power and thermal management solutions and a major player in several product segments such as industrial automation, displays, and networking. Its mission statement, "To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow," focuses on addressing key environmental issues such as global climate change. As an energy-saving solutions provider with core competencies in power electronics and innovative research and development, Delta's business domains include Power Electronics, Energy Management, and Smart Green Life. Delta has 114 sales offices, 56 R&D centers and 30 manufacturing facilities worldwide now.

Throughout its history, Delta has received many global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to corporate social responsibilities. Since 2011, Delta has been selected as a member of Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World) for 5 consecutive years. In 2014, Delta was ranked by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) on the highest A-level of the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and is the only one from nearly 2,000 listed companies in Greater China that makes to CPLI list.

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