BorgWarner has passed a major production milestone at its manufacturing facility in Changnyeong, South Korea, completing production of its 70 millionth starter. To celebrate this production record, all employees came together for a one-day event after it was achieved. The 70 millionth starter was given to the employee who produced the first product ever in the Korean plant.
“We at BorgWarner are proud to achieve this goal as it shows the success of our starter technology. We combine state-of-the-art technology and extensive engineering expertise with local production for our customers,“ said Dr Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “We would like to thank our employees in Changnyeong. Without their dedication and the excellent work they have done during the past 22 years, this would not have been possible. Their commitment should enable us to reach the 100 million mark by 2029.”
BorgWarner’s plant in Changnyeong began producing starters in December 1997. By providing global OEMs with its advanced and highly efficient products, the business grew rapidly and a first milestone was reached in May 2002, when 10 million starters were manufactured. Up until now the plant has served a total of 43 OEMs across 21 countries.
BorgWarner says its starter motors are characterised by their robust drive system and ability to withstand the most extreme thermal conditions imaginable.