BorgWarner Opens Brazil Facility
BorgWarner has officially opened its new production facility and engineering center in Itatiba City, Brazil. The new campus will produce technologies for passenger cars and commercial vehicles, including turbochargers, viscous fans and fan drives, engine timing systems and emissions technologies. At 204,500 sq. ft. (19,000 m2), the new facilities are 80 km northwest of São Paulo and are twice as big as the company’s former site in Campinas.
“With our new production facility and engineering center in Itatiba City, we are laying the foundation for expanding our excellent position as a leading supplier of advanced powertrain technologies in the rapidly growing South American market,” said James Verrier, president and chief executive officer, BorgWarner.
The new campus was built in 18 months. Relocation of production capacity from Campinas to Itatiba City took place without any interruption in operations, the company said. In addition, the site includes an engineering center with four engine test stands for developing and introducing new technologies.