CTS Awarded Smart Actuator Contract

ELKHART, IN /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- CTS announced that CTS Automotive Products was awarded a major new production program for a smart actuator by a global diesel engine manufacturer. The smart actuator is used as a key part of a turbocharger system on diesel engines, primarily for medium-duty diesel trucks sold in the North American market. Production is anticipated to begin mid 2012, with total revenues over the life of the six-year program to be approximately $50 million.

The market for smart actuator technology in commercial and passenger vehicles is growing rapidly and is estimated at approximately $1 billion within the next few years. The awarded program is part of the family of brushless motor-based smart actuators that CTS has developed in response to this growing market opportunity.

With constant market pressures to improve emissions, improve fuel economy, and reduce engine costs, diesel manufacturers are increasingly looking at advanced turbo charging and exhaust gas recirculation technologies to meet these requirements. The CTS actuator is providing a path for diesel OEMs to more precisely control these devices with outstanding robustness in harsh environments.

Commenting on the new award, Vinod M. Khilnani, CTS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "The awarded program represents the third significant smart actuator design that CTS will launch. Penetration of medium-duty diesel engine vehicle markets with our sensor and actuator products demonstrates our continued success in implementing our growth through diversification strategy."

For more information on CTS' actuators, please contact Eric Andrina, Actuator Product Manager, at 574-389-2815.

About CTS Automotive Products
CTS Automotive Products is a global leader in the design, test, and manufacture of automotive sensors, accelerator pedal modules, actuators, and subsystems. Recognized for its customer responsiveness and expertise in high-volume automotive packaging, CTS Automotive Products is focused on delivering value-added products and services to its expanding worldwide customer base. The company manufactures automotive and related products in Elkhart, IN; Toronto, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland; Ostrava, Czech Republic; Matamoros, Mexico; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Zhongshan, China.

About CTS
CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to OEMs in the automotive, computer, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, and industrial markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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