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BorgWarner Inc.
Public company
Traded as NYSE: BWA
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
Key people
James R. Verrier (President and CEO)[3]
Products Powertrain:
Manual transmissions
Automatic transmissions,
Dual-clutch transmissions
Revenue IncreaseUS$8.305 billion (FY 2014)[4]
IncreaseUS$855.2 million (FY 2013)[2]
IncreaseUS$651 million (FY 2013)[2]
Total assets IncreaseUS$6.917 billion (FY 2013)[2]
Total equity IncreaseUS$3.632 billion (FY 2013)[2]
Number of employees
19,100 (2012)[5]
Divisions BorgWarner Engine Group[6]
BorgWarner Drivetrain Group[6]

BorgWarner Inc. is an American 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.

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

Company history

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] Marvel Schelber Carburetor Co founded in 1905 by George Schebler and the Mechanics Universal Joint Co. 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. On Oct 2, 2006, BorgWarner announced the purchase of the European Transmission and Engine Controls product lines from Eaton Corporation.

Company structure

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

Core products


Transfer Cases

Subsidiary companies

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]

Transmission Systems

TorqTransfer Systems

BorgWarner Engine Group[20]

Morse Systems

Turbo Systems

Emissions Systems

Thermal Systems

Beru AG

Company facilities locations

BorgWarner Inc. has the following production locations:[25][26]

North America, inc United States
Auburn Hills, MI – World Headquarters
Asheville, North Carolina
Auburn Hills, MI – Powertrain Technical Center
Bellwood, IL
Cadillac, MI
Cortland, NY
Dixon, IL
Ramos Arizpe, Mexico
El Salto, Mexico
Fletcher, North Carolina
Frankfort, IL
Guadalajara, Mexico
Ithaca, NY
Livonia, MI
Longview, TX (closed 2014)[27]
Marshall, MI
Melrose Park, IL
Muncie, IN (closed 2009)[28]
Seneca, South Carolina
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Water Valley, MS
Arcore, Italy
Arnstadt, Germany
Bradford, England
Bretten, Germany (BERU)
Chazelles sur Lyon, France (BERU)
Diss, England (BERU)
Heidelberg, Germany
Ketsch, Germany
Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
Landskrona, Sweden
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Margam, Wales
Markdorf, Germany
Muggendorf, Germany (BERU)
Neuhaus, Germany (BERU)
Oroszlany, Hungary
Rzeszów, Poland
Tralee, Ireland (BERU)
Tulle, France
Valença, Portugal
Vigo, Spain
Vitoria, Spain (BERU)
Aoyama, Japan
Beijing, China
Dalian, China
Tianjin, China
Changwon, South Korea
Chennai, India
Chungju, South Korea
Eumsung, South Korea
NSK-Warner – Shanghai, China
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
Taicang, China
Sirsi, India
South America
Itatiba, Brazil


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.[29]


Since 2012 season, BorgWarner currently supplies turbochargers for IndyCar Series with designation EFR7163. Since 1936 BorgWarner also sponsoring Indianapolis 500-winning presented trophy. Each year, the winning driver is presented with a miniature replica during a reception in January, about seven months after the race. Prior to the trophy's inception, the Wheeler-Schebler Trophy was awarded to the leader at the 400-mile mark, but was retired when car owner Harry Hartz claimed it three times. Since 2014 season, BorgWarner currently supplies turbochargers for Renault Sport Energy F1 V6 Turbo Power Units as an expertisement of hybrid turbochargers. BorgWarner also currently supplying turbochargers for all Renault R.S.01 cars since 2015 season.

See also


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  2. 1 2 3 4 5 "Press Release - Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved 17 February 2014.
  3. "BorgWarner – Leadership". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  5. "BorgWarner – The Company". Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  6. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "BorgWarner – Business Profile". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  7. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 "Facts and Figures". 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. 9 March 2005. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  11. 1 2 "911 Turbo technology coming to a car near you". 12 October 2006. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
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  13. "IRL: Borg-Warner Trophy Has Long, Colorful History of Excellence". Gordon Communications. 8 April 1998. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  14. "BorgWarner – Logos". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  15. "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  16. "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group: Transmission Systems". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  17. 1 2 3 4 5 "BorgWarner – Drivetrain Group: TorqTransfer Systems". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  18. Honda and Borg-Warner develop VTM-4--the "smart" 4WD system, Automotive Industries, by Gerry Kobe, dated 1 June 2000, last accessed 30 December 2015]]
  19. Variable Torque Management VTM-4 Explanation, Ridgeline Owners Club, by Gary Flint, last accessed 30 December 2015
  20. "BorgWarner – Engine Group". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  21. 1 2 3 4 "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Morse TEC". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  22. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Turbo & Emissions Systems". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  23. 1 2 3 4 "BorgWarner – Engine Group: Thermal Systems". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  24. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 "BorgWarner – Engine Group: BERU AG". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  25. "BorgWarner – Facilities". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  26. "BorgWarner – Global Locations". BorgWarner Inc. Retrieved 29 October 2009.
  29. "BorgWarner Wins 2005 Automotive News PACE Award".

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