Delphi Awarded 'Ball Joint of the Year' in Russia

Delphi Automotive was presented the "Ball Joint of the Year" award for foreign vehicles at INTERAUTO 2011 exhibition in Moscow, Russia.

Nominated by automotive experts in the region, the Auto Part Award was organized by Avtozapchasti i Tseni magazine and website to promote and develop the automotive industry in the local market.

Award recipients were nominated through a combined evaluation including: automotive market experts and award jury member assessments, end-user surveys, retailer surveys, wholesaler polls, as well as website votes. The jury consisted of renowned automotive experts and the awards were announced on August 25, 2011 at INTERAUTO 2011.

"Our ball joints are developed with our OE technologies and are of the highest OE quality. We are pleased to have received this award; judged by an esteemed group of industry peers," said LĂșcia Veiga Moretti, president, Delphi Product and Service Solutions. "We will continue to deliver OE quality ball joints as part of our comprehensive steering and suspension product portfolio to the Russian market, and globally, for popular vehicle applications."

Delphi ball joints adhere to global OE technical requirements and undergo testing focused on strength and durability performance, safety critical tests for a safer driving experience. The ball joint push out test measures the force required to push out / remove the ball-pin from the housing. It is an important safety check to help ensure the part can withstand forces applied to the vehicle suspension system in real road conditions. The ball joint pull out test measures the force required to pull the ball-pin out from the housing. If the force required to remove the ball-pin is below the OE spec, there is a risk the joint could fail during normal driving conditions causing the vehicle to lose directional control.

Additionally, Delphi's new dust cover design features an improved Chloroprene Rubber (CR) formula that helps maintain its durability even in extreme temperatures, helping to protect the internal components and support the continued free movement of the ball joint.


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