Issue: Jul 2007


BorgWarner Receives Three Supplier Awards from Mahindra & Mahindra



by James Hilton

BorgWarner received three supplier awards from Mahindra & Mahindra during the OEM's annual supplier conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The awards recognize superior performance in quality, Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VA/VE), cost management and product development.

"BorgWarner's global resources in product leadership, quality and talent give us the ability to quickly establish localized solutions for our OEM partners," said Tim Manganello, BorgWarner Chairman and CEO. "We are proud to receive these prestigious awards from Mahindra & Mahindra, one of India's foremost vehicle manufacturers. Congratulations to our employees in Chennai, India, for demonstrating the BorgWarner difference through their hard work and dedication."

BorgWarner Thermal Systems received the Best VA/VE and Cost Management Award for introducing viscous fan drive technology to Mahindra & Mahindra, working with OEM engineers to develop improved systems for new applications, and successfully localizing production while maintaining superior quality. The facility supplies viscous fan drives and fans for the Scorpio and Bolero SUVs.

Mahindra & Mahindra also presented BorgWarner Morse TEC India, a joint venture, with its Best Quality Performance Award for quickly localizing production while maintaining less than 50 defects per million parts produced (PPM). BorgWarner Morse TEC India supplies engine timing system parts for the Scorpio, for which it won Mahindra & Mahindra's Best Performance in Product Development Award last year.

Turbo Energy Ltd., also a joint venture, received an award for Best Product Development. The facility supplies turbochargers to various Mahindra & Mahindra vehicles including the Scorpio and Bolero.

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE:BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 64 locations in 17 countries. Customers include VW/Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, Honda, BMW, Caterpillar, Navistar International, and Peugeot. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: http://www.borgwarner.com/.

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