TI Automotive Earns Largest Contract in Company History

- TI Automotive named global fuel tank provider for several Mercedes-Benz model lines

- TI Automotive to provide fuel tanks, fuel filler pipes and fluid carrying lines from locations around the world

Jul 27, 2010, 09:00 ET from TI Automotive

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- TI Automotive, a leading automotive supplier of fluid storage, carrying and delivery technology, has earned the largest single-source contract in the company's history. The company has been named the global supplier of fuel tank systems for several high-volume Mercedes-Benz model lines.

Through the agreement, TI Automotive will provide vehicles of these Mercedes-Benz model lines with seven variants of plastic fuel tanks, fuel filler pipes and fluid carrying lines from different locations geographically close to the respective Mercedes-Benz production sites in Europe (Germany) and on other continents.

System variants will include Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV), Low-Emissions Vehicle III (LEV III) and Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) for gasoline, diesel, hybrid and flex-fuel applications.  

"We have positioned TI Automotive to be the preferred global partner by focusing on innovative technology, world-class quality, customer service and strong financial principles," said Bill Kozyra, chairman, CEO and president of TI Automotive. "This award, along with the more than two-dozen other global and regional contracts we earned during the past 18 months, optimally positions TI Automotive for future success and leadership in the fluid systems market. This is a great opportunity for us to further develop our position with Daimler AG as a long-term, reliable partner and provide its vehicles with some of the most innovative fuel system technology available."

TI Automotive set the standard for plastic fuel tank technology and emissions with its 2009 Automotive News PACE Award-winning Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) plastic fuel tank. Its unique design and production method incorporate all internal components into the tank prior to construction, reducing fuel vapor permeation paths and significantly reducing evaporative emissions.  

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With nearly 16,000 employees at 126 locations in 27 countries, our strength lies in our ability to creatively meet and exceed the increasing fuel economy and emissions regulations of tomorrow's auto industry.

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