Auburn Hills, Mich. – 05 September 2014 - BorgWarner has officially opened its new production facility in Taicang, China, which is expected to employ more than 150 people by the end of 2014, rising to 500 employees by 2018. With a building area of 15,000 square meters, BorgWarner's new green facility is strategically located in a major development area close to Shanghai and is its second turbocharger plant in China. The new facility will produce advanced turbocharging technologies for several automakers.
"With our new production facility in Taicang, we are building the foundation for our long-term expansion as a leading supplier of turbocharging technology, engineered and manufactured to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance," said Frederic Lissalde, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems.
The latest manufacturing plant continues BorgWarner's successful growth in China. Since establishing a turbocharger plant in Ningboin 2006, BorgWarner has continuously enlarged that campus, using state-of-the-art geothermal technology to heat and cool the building while reducing energy costs by 30-60 percent without emitting carbon dioxide.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries, the company delivers innovative powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance.