AUBURN HILLS, Michigan – BorgWarner is adding a new production line in Ningbo, China to manufacture more exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves, according to a company news release.
The EGR valves are engineered for passenger cars and commercial vehicles in order to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
BorgWarner expects to supply its latest EGR technology to Chinese automakers beginning in May 2015.
“With BorgWarner’s latest expansion, we are strengthening our leadership position in the rapidly evolving Chinese automotive market for environmentally friendly technologies,” said Brady Ericson, president and general manager for BorgWarner Emissions Systems. “Since 2006, our production facility in Ningbo has become home to an entire family of state-of-the-art emissions products, from EGR valves, coolers and modules to ignition coils, secondary air systems and thermostats. As demand increases, we expect production of our advanced emissions technologies to escalate significantly.”
BorgWarner also announced on February 26 that it has produced 5 million turbochargers at Ningbo facility since 2005.
BorgWarner expects the Chinese light vehicle turbocharger market to more than double by 2019.
Employees at the Ningbo facility earned a BorgWarner CEO’s Safety Excellence Award for attaining 1 million hours without a recordable incident, according to the company news release.
“At BorgWarner, our passionate pursuit of excellence encompasses everything we do, from the high-quality products we manufacture to the safe work environment where we produce them,” said Frédéric Lissalde, president and general manager of BorgWarner Turbo Systems. “Congratulations to our employees for achieving these important milestones.”