||BorgWarner receives a 2015 PACE Innovation Award for its front cross differential (FXD) technology. Two innovations are named finalists for the 2016 competition.
After acquiring Remy International, Inc., BorgWarner combines it with TorqTransfer Systems and renames the business PowerDrive Systems. Morse TEC also changes its name to Morse Systems to better reflect its expanded product line.
The company breaks ground for new plants in China and Thailand, expands facilities in Mexico and the United States, and opens new facilities in Brazil, Hungary, India and South Korea.
BorgWarner produces the first flex fuel turbocharger and engine timing systems made in Brazil. The company manufactures its 1 millionth GenV all-wheel drive coupling in Landskrona, Sweden; 5 millionth DualTronic® clutch and mechatronic module sets in Tulle, France, and Arnstadt, Germany; and 5 millionth turbocharger and 1 millionth variable cam timing phaser in Ningbo, China.
||BorgWarner receives a 2014
PACE Innovation Partnership Award for its collaboration with GM as well
as a PACE Award for its Eco-Launch™ solenoid valve. Three BorgWarner innovations
are named finalists for the 2015 competition.
BorgWarner acquires Gustav Wahler GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of exhaust
gas recirculation valves and tubes as well as coolant control valves for
on- and off-road applications.
The company opens new facilities in Portugal, China, Brazil and Mexico,
and expands in Hungary as well as in Michigan and Illinois in the United
States. New facilities in China and Brazil earn gold and silver Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, respectively. Five
facilities in China, Hungary, Poland and the United States earn BorgWarner
CEO Safety Excellence Awards.
BorgWarner is named sole North American supplier for two-speed, part-time
four-wheel drive transfer cases for Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. The transfer
case featured in the Toyota Tundra is also equipped with BorgWarner’s HY-VO®
transfer case chain.
BorgWarner builds its 4 millionth DualTronic® clutch and mechatronic module
sets in Tulle, France, and Arnstadt, Germany. In Ningbo, China, the company
produces its 1.5 millionth exhaust gas recirculation valve and 1 millionth
variable cam timing phaser.
||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 produces its three millionth pressure sensor glow plug for diesel
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.
||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
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
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.
GenV AWD coupling is introduced.
||BorgWarner acquires the Swedish-based
Traction Systems division of Haldex AB, which makes innovative all-wheel
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.
||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
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
||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.
Acquired advanced ignition technology (EcoFlash®) from Etatech Inc.
||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.
||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.
Haldex Cross-Wheel Drive (XWD) launches on a global platform.
||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.
||BorgWarner's world headquarters
moves from Chicago to the metro Detroit area, a key location in the worldwide
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,
Partnering with the Mannheim University of Applied Science, BorgWarner establishes
a TurboAcademy to train future engineers in the fundamentals of turbocharger
Emissions Systems introduces first brushless turbo actuator.
||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.
Haldex Gen III AWD coupling is introduced.
||Dualtronic™ transmission technology
debuts on the Audi TT and VW Golf R32.
Demand for engine and four-wheel drive systems drive record results.
||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.
Haldex Gen II AWD coupling is introduced.
Thermal Systems develops and patents electronically front and rear actuated
viscous fan drives (Visctronic®) with high-speed reservoir.
ITMI AWD coupling launches at Hyundai.
||Fuel-efficient DualTronic™ transmission
technology is selected for 2003 production by a major European automaker.
||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.
||Acquisitions expand turbocharger
and cooling systems' growth platforms. Schwitzer joins AG Kühnle Kopp &
Kausch to form BorgWarner Turbo Systems.
New cross-business programs are launched. New concepts to automate transmissions
BorgWarner acquires Eaton Fluid Power, Kysor and Schwitzer Cooling to form
BorgWarner Cooling Systems.
Wahler starts production of electrically heated thermostats.
||Plastic air induction modules are
introduced on Chrysler vehicles.
BorgWarner's FWD/AWD system is patented.
3K-Warner Turbosystems GmbH is founded as a BorgWarner subsidiary, after
the acquisition of the turbocharging systems division of AG Kühnle Kopp
||Production of the 44-09 4WD transfer
case for Mercedes-Benz begins.
The one millionth TOD® transfer case is produced.
NSK-Warner introduces carbon-impregnated friction materials for all Lexus
V8 engine models.
||Three automotive business are acquired
from Coltec industries, including Holley Automotive.
BorgWarner introduces the one-way clutch system for Ford's 5R55 transmission
||Production of 44-05 Torque-on-Demand®
(TOD) transfer case, the first application of computer-controlled all-wheel
drive, begins for Ford.
||Morse Gemini™ chain system is developed
and goes into production.
||Borg-Warner Automotive Inc.
was spun-off from Borg-Warner Security Corporation and becomes an independent
||One-piece UNI-BAND® transmission
band assemblies are introduced.
||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
||Electro-magnetic mode synchronization
for part-time transfer case is introduced.
||Lightweight MAJI-BAND® brake band
assemblies for automatic transmissions are developed.
||Warner Gear introduces advanced
four- and five-speed manual transmissions, T4/T5, for cars and light trucks.
||Advanced engineering work begins
on a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
||A modern, full-time four-wheel
drive transfer case, which incorporates HY-VO® chain and a torque-biasing
differential, is developed.
||BorgWarner acquires Stieber Rollkupplung
GmbH, a forerunner of BorgWarner Transmission Systems.
||ENSA, a forerunner of BorgWarner
Emissions Systems, is formed.
||Morse Chain begins manufacturing
HY-VO® chain. Holley Carburetor Company builds its 100 millionth carburetor.
||NSK-Warner, a joint venture with
NSK Limited, is established to supply the rapidly growing Japanese automotive
||Warner Gear introduces the Model
35 aluminum automatic transmission.
||Eaton, a forerunner of BorgWarner
Thermal Systems, develops the first viscous fan drive for Buick and eventually
captures the market for other major segments, including commercial truck,
agriculture and construction.
||Warner Gear introduces the T10
four-speed high-performance manual transmission used in Chevrolet's
||Paper-based wet friction materials
and products such as friction plates are pioneered.
||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.
||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.
||Velvet Drive™ Transmissions is
First Wahler wax element thermostat is introduced.
||Warner Gear, a forerunner of BorgWarner
TorqTransfer Systems, begins manufacturing transfer cases.
||Stieber Rollkupplung GmbH, a forerunner
of BorgWarner Transmission Systems, begins manufacturing clutches in Germany.
||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.
||Borg-Warner Corporation is
formed. Founding companies include Borg & Beck, Marvel-Schebler, Warner
Gear and Mechanics Universal Joint.
||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
||First manual transmission is manufactured
by Warner Gear.
Louie Schwitzer, an automotive innovator, wins the first auto race at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
||Morse begins manufacturing automobile
||Borg & Beck is founded. George
and Earl Holley begin producing carburetors.
||Wahler, a forerunner of BorgWarner
Emissions Systems, is founded.
||Warner Gear, a forerunner of BorgWarner
TorqTransfer Systems, is founded.
||Morse Equalizing Spring Company,
forerunner of Morse Chain, is founded.