WOERTH, Germany – Delphi Corp. paid at least $20 million for a portion of the Mercedes-Benz truck plant here, where it is ramping up production of door modules for the new Actros truck. Europe's largest truck plant is the latest example of a rapidly spreading trend toward supplier investment in a manufacturer's assembly facility. Although the idea started with Jose Ignacio Lopez when he was director of purchasing at General Motors Corp. and then Volkswagen AG, DaimlerChrysler AG is ...

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