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​2013 BorgWarner’s regulated three-stage (R3S) turbocharging system for diesel engines wins a 2013 Automotive News PACE Award as well as an Innovation Partnership Award for its collaboration with BMW. BorgWarner’s Eco-Launch™ solenoid valve is named a finalist for the 2014 competition.
 
The company expands its Emissions Systems business with new facilities in India and Portugal. At its campus in Poland, BorgWarner adds a new production plant and engineering center for advanced chain-driven engine timing systems and transmission solenoids.
 
BorgWarner debuts the world’s first front cross differential (FXD) technology on the Volkswagen Golf GTI. The system enhances vehicle traction, handling and stability without sacrificing power. It also costs less and offers better fuel economy than all-wheel drive systems.
 
BorgWarner receives awards from GM, Daimler, Renault, BMW and Ford for delivery reliability, quality and innovation.
 
BorgWarner produces its three millionth pressure sensor glow plug for diesel engines.
 
The Borg-Warner Trophy™ appears with 2013 Indianapolis 500 winner Tony Kanaan on “The Late Show with David Letterman.” Kanaan’s image is the 100th added to the iconic trophy.
 
BorgWarner’s facility in Dixon, Illinois celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2012 BorgWarner’s turbocharger with low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation technology wins a 2012 Automotive News PACE Award. Three BorgWarner technologies are named finalists in the 2013 competition, including the regulated three-stage turbocharging system, advanced compact brushless actuator, and Visctronic® high-speed reservoir system.

As the exclusive turbocharger supplier for the IZOD IndyCar® Series, BorgWarner’s EFR (Engineered for Racing) turbochargers complete the entire season and accumulate 212,000 miles during practice, test, qualifying and race events without incident.

BorgWarner expands its facility in Ningbo, China, with a new engineering center and manufacturing facility to produce variable cam timing technologies and engine timing systems.

In Brazil, BorgWarner builds a new engine and drivetrain production facility and engineering center to design and produce technologies that help car manufacturers comply with new government regulations.

BorgWarner launches the first two-stage turbocharging system for commercial diesel engines in Asia and supplies the first two-speed active all-wheel drive transfer case for the Ford F-150.

BorgWarner BERU Systems celebrates 100 years and BorgWarner Transmission Systems marks 75 years in Germany.
2011 BorgWarner acquires the Swedish-based Traction Systems division of Haldex AB, which makes innovative all-wheel drive technologies.

One million turbochargers are built at the BorgWarner campus in Ningbo, China, in only four years.

Morse TEC's variable cam timing (VCT) with mid position lock technology is named an Automotive News PACE Awards finalist.
2010 The BorgWarner China Technical Center opens in Shanghai, and a new facility opens in Chennai, India, to provide manufacturing, sales and engineering support for the Thermal Systems business.

BorgWarner acquires Dytech ENSA to expand its product portfolio in exhaust gas recirculation technologies.

The two millionth DualTronic® module set is built in France and Germany.

BorgWarner's turbocharger plant in North Carolina achieves five million hours without a lost time injury.

BorgWarner's eGearDrive® transmission is named an Automotive News PACE Awards finalist.
2009 BorgWarner Morse TEC builds its one millionth chain timing system in China.

The first LEED-certified "green building" in the country, a new turbocharger plant opens in Poland.

BorgWarner United Transmission Systems, a joint venture with 12 automakers in China, is established to produce various dual-clutch transmission modules. Transmission Systems AutoForm Ltd., a majority-owned joint venture, is formed in Eumsung, Korea.

BorgWarner receives two Automotive News PACE awards for its cam torque actuated (CTA) variable cam timing phaser and pressure sensor glow plug for diesel engines as well as an honorable mention for the DualTronic® performance package for the Nissan GTR. In addition, BorgWarner and Ford win a collaboration award for the 2009 Ford 3.0-liter Duratec V6 engine.
2008 A second facility opens at BorgWarner's campus in Arnstadt, Germany, to support growing demand for DualTronic® transmission technology. The site includes two manufacturing plants, a vehicle lab and test track.

The turbocharger production facility in Hungary expands, and new plants for Thermal Systems open in China.

BorgWarner's regulated two-stage (R2S®) turbocharging technology wins two Automotive News PACE Awards for innovation and environmental sustainability.

BorgWarner acquires the remaining shares of BERU AG. The new business is named BorgWarner BERU Systems. Series production of pressure sensor glow plugs (PSG) begins.
2007 BorgWarner wins a record five awards at the Automotive News PACE Awards ceremony with two finalists, two PACE OEM collaboration honors and a PACE innovation award for its variable turbine geometry turbocharger technology.

The European Drivetrain Competence Center opens in Germany.

The one millionth DualTronic® module is produced in Germany, and the one millionth InterActive Torque Management® (ITM®) all-wheel drive system is manufactured in South Carolina.

BorgWarner's majority-owned subsidiary, SeohanWarner Turbo Systems, opens a new production facility in Korea.
2006 BorgWarner opens new facilities in Korea, France, Germany and China, expanding operations for a variety of its businesses.

BorgWarner acquires the European transmission and engine controls product lines from Eaton Corporation in Monaco.
2005 BorgWarner's world headquarters moves from Chicago to the metro Detroit area, a key location in the worldwide automotive industry.

BorgWarner acquires a majority interest in BERU AG, a leading supplier of diesel cold start technology, sensors, electronics and ignition technology.

BorgWarner receives its first Automotive News PACE Award for its DualTronic® transmission system. PACE Awards honor superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers.

BorgWarner opens an office in Shanghai and a production facility in Ningbo, China. NSK-Warner also establishes a joint venture in Shanghai.

The one millionth electronic Visctronic® fan drive is produced. The controls are manufactured in Dixon, Illinois, and the fan drive is built in Fletcher, North Carolina.

Partnering with the Mannheim University of Applied Science, BorgWarner establishes a TurboAcademy to train future engineers in the fundamentals of turbocharger technology.
2004 BorgWarner forms a majority-owned joint venture in Korea, known as SeohanWarner Turbo Systems.

BorgWarner Morse TEC opens a new plant in Korea and a second plant in Japan to meet growing demand for timing systems.
2003 Dualtronic™ transmission technology debuts on the Audi TT and VW Golf R32.

Demand for engine and four-wheel drive systems drive record results.
2002 Company is organized into Engine and Drivetrain Groups to spur collaboration and growth.

Turbocharger technology advances create new business opportunities with VW/Audi, Peugeot, Ford and Renault.
2001 Fuel-efficient DualTronic™ transmission technology is selected for 2003 production by a major European automaker.
2000 The first application of computer-controlled all-wheel drive for passenger cars and crossover vehicles is introduced.

The first phases of major multi-year contracts with Ford and Honda for engine timing systems are launched.
1999 Acquisitions expand turbocharger and cooling systems' growth platforms.

New cross-business programs are launched. New concepts to automate transmissions are developed.
1998 Plastic air induction modules are introduced on Chrysler vehicles.
 
BorgWarner's FWD/AWD system is patented.
1997 Production of the 44-09 4WD transfer case for Mercedes-Benz begins.
 
The one millionth TOD® transfer case is produced.
 
Ownership interest in German turbocharger business is acquired.

NSK-Warner introduces carbon-impregnated friction materials for all Lexus V8 engine models.
1996 Three automotive business are acquired from Coltec industries, including Holley Automotive.

BorgWarner introduces the one-way clutch system for Ford's 5R55 transmission family.
1994 Morse Gemini™ chain system is developed and goes into production.

Production of 44-05 Torque-on-Demand® (TOD) transfer case for Ford begins.
1993 Borg-Warner Automotive Inc. was spun-off from Borg-Warner Security Corporation and becomes an independent company.
1992 One-piece UNI-BAND® transmission band assemblies are introduced.
1987 Borg-Warner Corporation goes through a leveraged buy-out and, through a series of complex transactions, ceases to exist. Borg-Warner Automotive Inc., is created as a subsidiary of a new corporation named Borg-Warner Corporation (later known as Borg-Warner Security Corporation).
1983 Lightweight MAJI-BAND® brake band assemblies for automatic transmissions are developed.
1980 Warner Gear introduces advanced four- and five-speed manual transmissions, T4/T5, for cars and light trucks.
1974 Advanced engineering work begins on a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
1973 A modern, full-time four-wheel drive transfer case, which incorporates HY-VO® chain and a torque-biasing differential, is developed.
1968 BorgWarner acquires Stieber Rollkupplung GmbH, a forerunner of BorgWarner Transmission Systems.
1965 Morse Chain begins manufacturing HY-VO® chain. Holley Carburetor Company builds its 100 millionth carburetor.
1964 NSK-Warner, a joint venture with NSK Limited, is established to supply the rapidly growing Japanese automotive industry.
1961 Warner Gear introduces the Model 35 aluminum automatic transmission.
1956 Warner Gear introduces the T10 four-speed high-performance manual transmission used in Chevrolet's Corvette.
1955 Paper-based wet friction materials and products such as friction plates are pioneered.
1952 Schwitzer, a forerunner of BorgWarner Turbo Systems, introduces its turbocharger at the Indianapolis 500.

AG Kühnle, Kopp + Kausch, another forerunner of BorgWarner Turbo Systems, develops turbochargers in Germany.
1950 A three-speed, automatically shifted transmission for passenger cars, the "Ford-O-Matic," is introduced.
 
The Spring Division, now known as BorgWarner Transmission Systems, introduces the Sprag Clutch.
1940 Warner Gear, a forerunner of BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, begins manufacturing transfer cases.
1937 Stieber Rollkupplung GmbH, a forerunner of BorgWarner Transmission Systems, begins manufacturing clutches in Germany.
1929 Morse Chain, the forerunner of BorgWarner Morse TEC, is acquired.

BERU AG, the forerunner of BorgWarner BERU Systems, develops its first glow plug for starting cold diesel engines.
1928 Borg-Warner Corporation is formed. Founding companies include Borg & Beck, Marvel-Schebler, Warner Gear and Mechanics Universal Joint.
1912 Julius Behr and Albert Ruprecht combine their names and know-how to establish BERU AG in Germany. The forerunner of BorgWarner BERU Systems, the company invents and produces an innovative spark plug to deliver reliable crank starts for gasoline engines.
1909 First manual transmission is manufactured by Warner Gear.

Louie Schwitzer, an automotive innovator, wins the first auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
1906 Morse begins manufacturing automobile chain.
1904 Borg & Beck is founded. George and Earl Holley begin producing carburetors.
1901 Warner Gear is founded.
1880 Morse Equalizing Spring Company, forerunner of Morse Chain, is founded.