BorgWarner to build new production facility in Brazil

July 26, 2011

BorgWarner Inc, headquartered in Michigan, USA, is building a new production facility and engineering centre in Itatiba City, Brazil, in response to growing demand in the rapidly expanding Brazilian automotive market, stated the company.

Located around 70 km northwest of São Paulo, the new 19,000 m2 (204,500ft2) facility will replace the current plant in Campinas and is expected to be completed in August 2012.

The relocation of production capacity will allow supply of various fuel-efficient technologies, including turbochargers for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, and viscous fans and fan drives. In the future, the facility will be ready to support production for variable camshaft timing (VCT) technology and engine timing systems.

“Increasing demand for our fuel-efficient technologies is driving significant growth for BorgWarner’s business, especially in the rapidly expanding Brazilian market where the government is adopting new emissions regulations similar to Euro V standards,” stated Timothy M. Manganello, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner.

“The new campus in Brazil fits BorgWarner’s global growth strategy and underscores our focus on providing technology solutions aimed at improving fuel economy and reducing emissions. With our new facility, we will be able to expand existing product lines and introduce new technologies and products to growing markets in South America”, continued Manganello.

BorgWarner entered the Brazilian market with its facility in Campinas in 1975. In the past 35 years, BorgWarner has continuously increased production capacity to meet market demands, achieving a market-leading position for turbochargers, fans and fan drives. With a total area of nearly 100,000m2, the newly acquired campus will offer additional space for future expansion to support the growing South American market.

BorgWarner’s strong workforce in Campinas has received eight quality, environmental and safety awards since 2002. In 2010, Daimler presented the facility with its Environmental Award. In 2009, employees at the plant received an Innovation Award from BorgWarner and the Supplier Award 2009 in the Quality Product Field category from MAN Latin America.

www.borgwarner.com 

 

Edited by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

News | Articles | Market reviews | Search directory | Subscribe to e-newsletter

 

www.ipmd.net

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Burgess-Norton and Amsted Automotive: How a legacy automotive supplier is growing with, not despite, electrification
  • Meeting sustainability demands in PM: High-temperature sintering of nickel- and copper-free powder mixtures for low alloyed PM parts
  • World PM2022: An overview of the status and trends in the global PM industry
  • A novel approach for the production of metal powders with tailored chemical compositions: Amazemet’s rePowder
  • Productivity, flexibility, reliability: SACMI’s new press technologies for the changing PM industry
  • Understanding the thermal properties of metal powders: Characterisation of powders using the Hot Disk technique
  • World PM2022: Views on the potential of Field Assisted Sintering for advanced materials

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

From the industry…

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

Browse the archive

 

Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
Download PDF
Share via
Copy link