Auburn Hills, Mich. – 07 November 2014 - BorgWarner has officially opened its new production plant in Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The facility expands BorgWarner's production capacity to meet growing demand for several exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies, such as EGR coolers and EGR tubes, as well as glow plug control modules for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. With a total facility area of 26,000 square meters, the new facility provides 50 percent more manufacturing space, than the currently rented site in Valenca and has additional space for future expansion.
"Investing in our strategically important location in Portugal reinforces our international product leadership position in advanced EGR solutions engineered to reduce emissions," said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems.
By opening the new plant in Portugal, BorgWarner has taken the next step toward expanding production of its diesel cold-start technologies while meeting growing demand for EGR technologies currently manufactured at the facility in Valenca.
BorgWarner intends to complete the shift of its present production lines in Valenca to the newly inaugurated site in Viana do Castelo in early 2015.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrains around the world. It operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries.
Source: BorgWarner Inc.