PARIS – It will take five or six years for Visteon Corp. to reduce the number of its major suppliers from 2,500 to 500, but the resulting supply chain will be stronger and more efficient, says Heinz Pfannschmidt, president-Visteon Europe and South America. Pfannschmidt also predicts Visteon's non-Ford Motor Co. global business, now at 20%, will grow to 30% by 2005. Visteon is winning more non-Ford HVAC business in Europe with the help of its Dunton, U.K., testing facility. He ...

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