Borgwarner inaugurates new plant in China for EV and HEV components

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 09 Oct 2018

BorgWarner, the US-based global automotive component manufacturer, celebrated the inauguration of its new production plant in the Caidian Economic Development Zone in Wuhan, China.

Occupying a land area of 48,595 square metres and a floor area of 26,000 square metres, the new facility integrates comprehensive functions including production, engineering, quality, sales, logistics, administration and finance.

As part of its efforts to support growing demand from the Chinese combustion, hybrid and electric vehicle market, BorgWarner’s new facility will produce drive motors, P2 motors, Belt Alternator Starter Systems, starters, alternators and related components. 

“This is a new milestone in BorgWarner’s history in China. The new plant will significantly improve our manufacturing capability in combustion, hybrid and electric vehicle products, underpinning our sustained growth in coming years,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems.

“Leveraging our leading technologies and system integration ability, we will continue to meet growing demand from Chinese electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) customers with our localized production and engineering capability,” added Dr Demmerle.

The construction of the Wuhan plant started in 2016, one year after BorgWarner’s acquisition of Remy. The new facility integrates the former Remy plant with nearby production sites and adds new production lines. In addition to its original capacity, the new plant will produce drive motors, P2 motors, and other EV and HEV products locally for the first time.

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