TROY, MICH. — Delphi Automotive Systems has put its fiberglass leaf-spring production arm on the market, anxious to shed the noncore division.
The Troy-based company's Liteflex composite system has about 20 employees in Dayton, Ohio, and 280 in Ande, France. The plants make springs for a variety of automakers, spokesman Brad Jackson said in a Feb. 26 telephone interview.
"When a viable product line ... [falls] outside the scope of Delphi's long-term objectives, we look to sell that business," Guy C. Hachey, president of Delphi's Automotive Systems Energy & Chassis division, said in a news release.
The sale would include all production equipment and facilities as well as booked business. Delphi plans to transfer the 20 Dayton workers to other sites if a deal is reached.
Jackson would not disclose annual sales for the operation.