BorgWarner Expands Operations In Ningbo, China
BorgWarner Strengthens its Position as a Leading Supplier of Fuel-Efficient
Powertrain Technologies with New Production Plant and Engineering Center in
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 17, 2012
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA)
officially opened another production plant at its campus in Ningbo, China, on
November 28, 2012. Propelled by the rapidly growing Chinese automotive market,
BorgWarner is expanding its capacity to meet increasing demand for
fuel-efficient systems and technologies. The all-new high-tech manufacturing
facility will produce and test Morse TEC variable cam timing (VCT)
technologies and engine timing systems to support the production and launch of
over 50 programs with more than 20 different customers. The opening ceremony
also celebrated the inauguration of BorgWarner's world-class Ningbo
Engineering Center which provides research and development, applications
engineering and management support.
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"With our new plant and engineering center in Ningbo, we are strengthening our
excellent position as a leading supplier of advanced powertrain solutions in
the rapidly growing Asian market," said Timothy M. Manganello, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner. "Our latest manufacturing expansion
increases our existing product lines, enabling us to produce high-tech
products for our customers locally, and our newest engineering center expands
BorgWarner's global network of technical centers, enhancing our ability to
introduce new technologies quickly. For nearly 20 years, BorgWarner has
delivered advanced technologies to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and
enhance vehicle performance in China. We look forward to continuing our growth
in China in the future."
The newest state-of-the-art production plant at BorgWarner's Ningbo campus
comprises 177,000 square feet (16,500 square meters) of manufacturing space.
The facility features assembly lines, test stands and component level
manufacturing to produce Morse TEC silent chains, roller chains, VCT
technologies and engine timing systems for major Chinese joint ventures and
domestic vehicle manufacturers.
With a building area of 107,000 square feet (10,000 square meters), the Ningbo
Engineering Center increases BorgWarner's capabilities to develop new
technologies locally and validate products quickly to meet the unique
specifications of the Chinese market. The engineering center includes a
prototype shop as well as two turbocharger and engine test stands. The
building has been designed to allow for further growth with capacity for
additional test equipment.
Since 1993, BorgWarner has established a technical center in Shanghai,
launchedits largest wholly-owned foreign entity campus in Ningbo and
formedthree joint ventures across China.The Ningbo campus openedin 2006 to
produce advanced turbocharging technologies and emissions products such as
exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems and secondary air pumps. With the
extension of the campus in 2008, BorgWarner enlarged its local production of
fans and fan drives with a manufacturing plant that uses state-of-the-art
geothermal technology to heat and cool the building, reducing energy costs by
30% - 60% without emitting carbon dioxide.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology
leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications
worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in
19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce
emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota,
Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW,
Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit
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