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BorgWarner Receives Two 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Awards From GM

BorgWarner's Facilities in the U.S. and Germany Honored for Delivering Highest Levels of Quality Performance

BorgWarner’s facilities in Frankfort, Illinois, and Ketsch, Germany, received 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Awards from General Motors (GM). Presented to about 7 percent of GM’s suppliers, the new award recognizes supplier manufacturing locations for achieving consistently high levels of quality that exceed defined customer quality performance criteria. Both BorgWarner facilities supply one-way clutches for GM’s 6-speed longitudinal transmissions installed in a wide range of Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles. The plant in Frankfort also supplies brake bands for a 4-speed transmission program.

“BorgWarner is driven to provide our customers with advanced technologies, engineered and manufactured to meet the highest quality standards and deliver reliable performance,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. “BorgWarner has been proudly producing high-quality transmission components for GM for over 40 years. I would like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication, and look forward to continuing our successful relationship with GM.”

BorgWarner’s mechanical clutching systems are designed to provide industry-leading efficiency characteristics for a wide range of applications, including demanding, high-energy applications. BorgWarner one-way clutch systems provide superior engagement performance and high efficiency for automatic transmissions.

About BorgWarner
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

Anthony Weaver, Quality Systems Supervisor, BorgWarner Transmission Systems (center), accepts a 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Award from Paris Pavlou, Executive Director, Global Purchasing, GM Powertrain (left), and Tony Marsala, Senior Manager, Supplier Quality, GM Powertrain (right). The award recognizes the outstanding quality provided by BorgWarner’s facility in Frankfort, Illinois.

To recognize BorgWarner’s facility in Ketsch, Germany, for quality excellence, Bernd Moser, Director, Program Management Opel / Vauxhall and General Motors Europe Supplier Quality (right), presented a 2012 Supplier Quality Excellence Award to Operations Manager Christian Heckmann (left) from BorgWarner Transmission Systems.

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