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BorgWarner Inc.
Type Public company
Traded as NYSEBWA
S&P 500 Component
Industry Automotive industry
Founded 1880 (as Morse Equalizing Spring Co.)[1]
1928 (formation of Borg-Warner Corp.)[1]
Headquarters Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA
Number of locations 56, in 19 countries[2]
Area served Worldwide
Key people James R. Verrier (President and CEO)[3]
Products Powertrain:
manual transmissions
automatic transmissions,
dual clutch transmissions
Revenue IncreaseUS$7.437 billion (FY 2013)[4]
Operating income IncreaseUS$855.2 million (FY 2013)[2]
Net income IncreaseUS$651 million (FY 2013)[2]
Total assets IncreaseUS$6.917 billion (FY 2013)[2]
Total equity IncreaseUS$3.632 billion (FY 2013)[2]
Employees 19,100 (2012)[5]
Divisions BorgWarner Engine Group[6]
BorgWarner Drivetrain Group[6]
Website BorgWarner.com

BorgWarner Inc. is a United States-based worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products,[7] which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches), turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with four-wheel drive system components.[7]

The company has 60 manufacturing facilities across 18 countries,[7] including the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. It provides drivetrain components to all three U.S. automakers,[7] as well as a variety of European[7] and Asian[7] original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers. BorgWarner has diversified into several automotive-related markets (1999),[1] including ignition interlock technology (ACS Corporation est.1976) for preventing impaired operation of vehicles.[citation needed]

Historically, BorgWarner was also known for its ownership of the Norge appliance company (washers and dryers).[8][9]

Company history[edit]

The original Borg-Warner Corporation was formed in 1928[1] by the merger of Warner Gear,[1] which itself was founded by Thomas Warner in 1901,[1] and Borg & Beck[1] founded by Charles Borg and Marshall Beck in 1903,[1] along with two other companies. The company was best known as the supplier of Warner Gear overdrive units for cars of the 1930s to the 1970s,[10] and as the developer of Ford's Ford-O-Matic three-speed automatic transmission introduced in 1950,[1] along with 'Holley' brand Borg & Beck carburetors.[1]

The company is also notable for co-developing a variable-geometry turbocharger with Porsche, the Variable Turbine Geometry (VTG) system, used in the 2007 911 Turbo.[11] BorgWarner claims this technology will reach mainstream cars within 10 years.[11] From 2002, Peugeot, Ford and Renault became major customers for the company's turbochargers[1] with the Volkswagen Group on-board since 1999, choosing to exclusively use the BorgWarner K-Series turbochargers for their then-new 1.8T power plant.

BorgWarner supplies wet clutches and hydraulic modules for dual clutch transmission systems. With their DualTronic[1] technology, BorgWarner has gained contracts with European automakers[1] that want to use dual clutch transmissions. The German automotive concern Volkswagen Group is BorgWarner's largest customer (by sales),[7] and Europe is their largest market.[7] Light vehicles (automobiles, car-derived vans, and light commercial vehicles) account for 72% of BorgWarner's total sales.[7]

The company's world headquarters is in Auburn Hills, Michigan. Robert S. Ingersoll formerly served as the company's CEO and Chairman. BorgWarner's Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) is also based in Auburn Hills.

The BorgWarner Indianapolis 500 Trophy is presented to the winner of the annual Indianapolis 500 auto racing event; this has been provided by the company since 1936,[12][13] as a legacy of Louie Schwitzer who won the first automobile racing event held at the facility, in 1909.[1] It was announced by the Izod Indycar Series that BorgWarner has been selected as the official supplier for the turbochargers to be used in the 2.2L turbocharged engine formula for the series which took effect in 2012[citation needed]. On Oct 2, 2006, BorgWarner announced the purchase of the European Transmission and Engine Controls product lines from Eaton Corporation.

Company structure[edit]

In 2002, BorgWarner Inc. was split into two key business divisions:[1]

Core products[edit]

Transmissions[edit]

Transfer Cases[edit]

Subsidiary companies[edit]

The following are subsidiary companies of the parent, BorgWarner Inc.,[14] and/or its primary divisions, and outline their respective products:

BorgWarner Drivetrain Group[15][edit]

Transmission Systems[edit]

TorqTransfer Systems[edit]

  • Gear synchronizers[17]
  • Transfer cases[17]
    • 44-05 Torque-on-Demand (TOD) for Ford (1994)[1]
    • 44-09 4WD transfer case for Mercedes-Benz (1997)[1]
  • Pre-emptive torque management[17]
    • Multi-plate clutch coupling. The ITM 3e multi-plate clutch coupling is used in the Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Tucson and Porsche 911. In normal conditions, it sends up to 95% of the torque to the front wheels. In the case of the Hyundais, the system can be locked in a 50:50 split so that you have a more dedicated off-road system. The system can be locked with the '4WD LOCK' button. The ITM 3e uses a multi-plate clutch coupling with magnetic activation
  • InterActive torque management[17]
    • Acura's SH-AWD system was also built under the joint-venture of Honda and Borg-Warner for AWD systems. It acts like the ITM 3e coupling system, but also features a rear torque-vectoring axle
  • Aftermarket products[17]

BorgWarner Engine Group[18][edit]

Morse TEC[edit]

Turbo Systems[edit]

Emissions Systems[edit]

Thermal Systems[edit]

Beru AG[edit]

Company facilities locations[edit]

BorgWarner Inc. has the following production locations:[23][24]

North America, inc United States
Auburn Hills, MI – World Headquarters
Addison, IL
Asheville, North Carolina
Auburn Hills, MI – Powertrain Technical Center
Bellwood, IL
Cadillac, MI
Cortland, NY
Dixon, IL
El Salto, Mexico
Fletcher, North Carolina
Frankfort, IL
Guadalajara, Mexico
Ithaca, NY
Livonia, MI
Longview, TX
Marshall, MI
Muncie, IN (closed 2009)[25]
Seneca, South Carolina
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Water Valley, MS
Europe
Arcore, Italy
Arnstadt, Germany
Bradford, England
Bretten, Germany (BERU)
Chazelles sur Lyon, France (BERU)
Diss, England (BERU)
Heidelberg, Germany
Ketsch, Germany
Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Margam, Wales
Markdorf, Germany
Monaco, Monaco
Muggendorf, Germany (BERU)
Neuhaus, Germany (BERU)
Oroszlany, Hungary
Rzeszów, Poland
Tralee, Ireland (BERU)
Tulle, France
Valença, Portugal
Vigo, Spain
Vitoria, Spain (BERU)
Asia
Aoyama, Japan
Beijing, China
Changwon, South Korea
Chennai, India
Chungju, South Korea
Dalian, South Korea
Eumsung, South Korea
NSK-Warner – Fukuroi, Japan
Kakkalur, India
Manesar, India
Nabari City, Japan
Ningbo, China
Oochang, Korea
Pune, India (BERU)
Pune, India
Pyongtaek, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Shanghai, China
Sirsi, India
South America
Campinas, Brazil

Awards[edit]

On April 12, 2005, BorgWarner won a 2005 Automotive News PACE Award at a ceremony in Detroit. The award recognized automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "BorgWarner – Our History". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Press Release - Annual Report 2013". borgwarner.com. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "BorgWarner – Leadership". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Press Release - Annual Report 2013". borgwarner.com. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "BorgWarner – The Company". Retrieved 26 August 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f "BorgWarner – Business Profile". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Facts and Figures". borgwarner.com. Retrieved 17 February 2014. 
  8. ^ "OUTLINES PLAN TO BOOST SALES OF NORGE LINES". Chicago Daily Tribune. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Borg-Warner Sells Its Norge Division". The Milwaukee Journal. 2 Jul 1968. Retrieved 7 May 2011. 
  10. ^ "Borg-Warner R10 Overdrives?" (internet forum). HotRodders Bulletin Board. HotRodders.com. 9 March 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you". MotorAuthority.com. 12 October 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  12. ^ "BorgWarner and the Indianapolis 500". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  13. ^ "IRL: Borg-Warner Trophy Has Long, Colorful History of Excellence". Gordon Communications. TheAutoChannel.com. 8 April 1998. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  14. ^ "BorgWarner – Logos". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  15. ^ "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  16. ^ "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group: Transmission Systems". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  17. ^ a b c d e "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group: TorqTransfer Systems". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  18. ^ "BorgWarner – Engine Group". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  19. ^ a b c d "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Morse TEC". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  20. ^ a b c d e f "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Turbo & Emissions Systems". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  21. ^ a b c d "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Thermal Systems". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  22. ^ a b c d e f g "BorgWarner – Engine Group: BERU AG". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  23. ^ "BorgWarner – Facilities". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  24. ^ "BorgWarner – Global Locations". BorgWarner Inc. BorgWarner.com. Retrieved 29 October 2009. 
  25. ^ http://www.wthr.com/Global /story.asp?S=6057234
  26. ^ "BorgWarner Wins 2005 Automotive News PACE Award". 

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