BorgWarner Opens New Facility in South Korea to Produce Expanded Line of Emissions Technologies

BorgWarner’s Advanced Technologies Reduce Emissions while Improving Fuel Economy and Performance

Auburn Hills, Michigan, April 9, 2015 – BorgWarner opened a new 64,000-square-foot (6,000-square-meter) facility in Chungju, South Korea, to expand manufacturing for its emissions technologies. In addition to the ignition products produced at the previous plant in the same city, the new facility will also manufacture exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and coolers, variable force solenoids, diesel cold-start technologies and coolant control valves. The wholly-owned facility also provides space for application engineering, sales, quality, supply chain management and administrative functions. BorgWarner expects the facility to double employment in the next five years to support its growing business.

“Around the world, automakers are adopting BorgWarner’s advanced emissions and ignition technologies to help meet stringent emissions standards while improving fuel economy and engine performance,” said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. “We are proud to open our new modern facility in South Korea and look forward to providing localized production for a growing list of major automakers throughout Asia.”

BorgWarner’s EGR technologies help improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by recirculating and cooling exhaust gases to reduce combustion temperatures in the engine. Suited for a variety of applications, BorgWarner’s variable force solenoids offer increased accuracy in variable cam timing (VCT) system control for improved fuel economy. BorgWarner’s coolant control valves help optimize engine temperature to improve efficiency and reduce emissions, compact plug top ignition coils provide durable and environmentally friendly ignition, and diesel cold-start technologies deliver quick, reliable engine starts with fewer emissions.

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