BorgWarner opened a new 86,000-square-foot (8,000-square-meter) facility in Manesar, India, near New Delhi to produce exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers, tubes, valves and modules. Built to replace the previous facility in Faridabad, the wholly-owned operation will expand manufacturing capacity and provide sales, design, test and validation capabilities for a wide range of domestic and international automakers, including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault, GM, Tata Motors, Fiat, Ashok Leyland, Volvo Eicher and others. The company expects its Indian EGR business to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 35 percent over the next five years.
“Our newest facility will enable BorgWarner to strengthen its market-leading position in EGR coolers and meet growing demand with a complete range of EGR products for both passenger cars and commercial diesel vehicles,” said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions Systems. “We are investing in local production as well as local testing to support our customers quickly with system-based solutions tailored to their specific needs.”
Today’s downsized engines generate higher temperatures in the combustion chamber forming nitrogen oxide (NO(x)). BorgWarner’s EGR technologies help automakers reduce NO(x) to meet stringent emissions regulations by recirculating and cooling exhaust gases to reduce combustion temperatures. BorgWarner’s extensive expertise in advanced EGR technologies covers the entire system. BorgWarner’s valves control exhaust gases that flow through tubes to a cooler where gas temperatures drop to 130 degrees C – 175 degrees C and then return to the combustion chamber. The valves are driven by robust actuators, built for durability and performance. BorgWarner EGR systems are engineered for nearly any application from passenger cars to commercial trucks.
BorgWarner’s new environmentally friendly facility in India makes maximum use of natural light, features LED lighting to conserve energy and harvests rainwater for landscaping and sanitation.
Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a technology leader in highly engineered components and systems for powertrain applications worldwide. Operating manufacturing and technical facilities in 57 locations in 19 countries, the company develops products to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance performance. Customers include VW/Audi, Ford, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, General Motors, Hyundai/Kia, Daimler, Chrysler, Fiat, BMW, Honda, John Deere, PSA, and MAN. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.