BorgWarner Expands Cooperation With Jaguar Land Rover
BorgWarner Will Build New Production Line and Engineering Center in Bradford,
UK, and Establish Master's Degree Program at Local University
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 15, 2013
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA)will
provide its leading turbocharging technologies for Jaguar Land Rover's (JLR's)
new family of four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines, expected to launch in
2015. To support JLR's new Engine Manufacturing Centre near Wolverhampton,
BorgWarner plans to expand on its existing production lines and build a new
engineering center in Bradford, United Kingdom. In addition, BorgWarner is
strengthening its close collaboration with the nearby University of
Huddersfield by establishing a master's degree program in turbocharger
"With our investment in local production and testing, BorgWarner will provide
Jaguar Land Rover with fast-to-market, high-quality advanced technologies
adapted to their specific needs," said Frederic Lissalde, President and
General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems. "BorgWarner's investment in
innovation will also help support the local economy with highly skilled
engineering and manufacturing jobs, and our increased collaboration with the
university will help develop the talent needed to drive turbocharging
advancements for the future."
Ian Harnett, Jaguar Land Rover's Purchasing Director, said, "Jaguar Land Rover
remains committed to enhancing and developing the automotive supply chain in
the UK.This contract is a great example of how we want to work in partnership
with our supply chain to develop innovative solutions to support future
growth. We are delighted that this contract will not only create high value
manufacturing and engineering jobs in West Yorkshire but will support
BorgWarner's collaboration with the University of Huddersfield. This will
ultimately help the UK become even more competitive as it is investment in
innovation that will make the difference to the growth in the UK economy."
BorgWarner has produced turbocharging systems for several commercial engine
manufacturers in Bradford for nearly 35 years. The new production line will
expand the company's product offerings to include turbochargers for passenger
cars. In addition, the new engineering center will provide application
engineering, design, simulation, testing and validation as well as
metallurgical labs. The new center is supported by a grant from the
government's Regional Growth Fund (RGF), which supports projects that leverage
private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment
Since 2011, BorgWarner has been collaborating with the University of
Huddersfield on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership to research improvements in
materials for turbocharger housings. The new master's degree program in
turbocharger engineering will offer students the opportunity to specialize in
an advanced technology to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance
performance for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
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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