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Q: Tier 1 Auto Suppliers supplying fuel injection ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Tier 1 Auto Suppliers supplying fuel injection
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: nunz-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 04 Nov 2004 16:21 PST
Expires: 04 Dec 2004 16:21 PST
Question ID: 424589
I would like a list of all the Tier 1 auto supplier companies which
supply fuel injection systems.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 04 Nov 2004 16:57 PST
Hello nunz-ga,

Two things, if I may:

1.  I think I may be able to track down the Tier 1 suppliers to US
automakers, but probably not the suppliers to many of the foreign (to
me!) auto manufacturers.  Is that OK?

2.  Researchers generally shy away from "all" questions.  We can often
compile fairly comprehensive results, but it's just not possible to
ever be sure that we identified each and every company of interest. 
Would you be agreeable to an "almost all" approach to an answer?

Let me know.


Clarification of Question by nunz-ga on 04 Nov 2004 17:45 PST
Hello Pafalafa:

I'm mainly interested in the largest suppliers of fuel injection
systems. If a company is big (e.g., Bosch), they will be a supplier to
a U.S. manufacturer. The list probably includes Delphi (GM's parts
spinoff) and Visteon (Ford's parts spinoff). Other possibilities
include Johnson Automotive, Federal-Mogul, and Lear. Maybe
Nippon-Denso in Japan (I just checked and Denso Corp. does do fuel
injection and has a web site in English).

1. Maybe we could limit to Tier 1 suppliers of fuel injection to the
biggest auto companies? Those would be: (in the U.S.) GM, Ford,
DaimlerChrysler, (in Germany) Daimler again, VW, BMW, (in Japan)
Toyota and Honda. All of these companies also have manufacturing in
the U.S. Bosch probably supplies most of the German market. I don't
know if the Japanese manufacturing in the U.S. is supplied from Japan
or domestically. Would a scope limitation to these customer companies
work for you?

2. Not "all" is fine. Just looking for the biggest in fuel injection.

Hope this is helpful. Please write if further clarification would be helpful.


Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 04 Nov 2004 19:16 PST
Thanks, nunz-ga.

I think this is do-able.  My question for you now is, do you simply
want a list of company names, e.g.:


and so on...

or are you looking for something else?   Let me know a bit more about
what you're after, so I can best target my research.


Clarification of Question by nunz-ga on 05 Nov 2004 07:50 PST
Hello Pafalafa-ga,

Yes, a list of companies would do it. Just need some degree of
confidence that (1) the company is a Tier 1 supplier; (2) it supplies
fuel injection systems; (3) the largest companies (maybe top 5 or 6)
have been identified.

Thanks, and please let me know if you need further information.

Nunz-ga (No, I have no idea why all these nicknames have -ga at the end!)

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 05 Nov 2004 12:02 PST

Hello again,

I just wanted to run some of my information by you, as more or less of
a reality check.

I've only come across a handful of major suppliers of fuel injection systems:

Siemens VDO
Wuxi Weifu Jinmao [JV with Bosch]

Federal-Mogul, who you mentioned in your question, is a second tier
supplier of parts for fuel injection systems, but doesn't make the
full system, as far as I can see.  Ditto with Johnson Controls.  I
didn't see Lear mentioned anywhere in reference to fuel injection

Other companies that manufacture fuel injection systems, and seem to
focus mostly on non-automotive applications -- but who may also have a
segment of the automotive market -- include:

Duap AG 
Westport Innovations 

My question to you is...Does this list ring true?   I want to make
sure I'm not missing anyone obvious, before posting a formal answer to
your question.

Let me know what you think.



P.S.  The "-ga" at the end of your name was tacked on by the system
and stands for <<ta-da>> Google Answers.

Clarification of Question by nunz-ga on 05 Nov 2004 15:33 PST
Hello Pafalafa:

Yes, the answer you provided makes sense to me. Given the complexity
and performance requirements, I would not expect the list to be very
long. And that's a very much appreciated addition for fuel injection
systems for other applications. I think the answer is ready to post.
Thanks very much for your efforts and diligence on this. I'm highly
satisfied with the result.

Best regards, and please advise if you have other questions.

Subject: Re: Tier 1 Auto Suppliers supplying fuel injection
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 05 Nov 2004 16:21 PST

Thanks for the seal of approval on that list...I felt confident about
it, but just wanted to make sure.

By the way, one of the best resources for pulling together your list
turned out to be the really expensive market reports on automotive
industry segments that are prepared by a number of different

Although these reports tend to sell for thousands of dollars, some
bits and pieces are available at no charge on the internet, and they
often make include a very detailed table of contents for the reports. 
The TOC frequently contains mention of many (or even all) of the
companies in the segment.

The best example I found is this one:

Automotive Fuel Injectors 
August 2003

Take a good look at this -- it has information for specific countries,
headline-style announcments, company lists, major types of fuel
injection technologies.  A lot of info for a mere table of contents --
I can only imagine what the full report looks like!

Hope this meets your needs, and then some.  But please don't rate this
answer until you have everything you need.  If you have any additional
questions, just let me know how I can further help on this.

All the best,

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