US-based auto component maker BorgWarner expands Tamil Nadu facility
The new 43,000-sq ft facility has a VCT production line which provides localised manufacturing in Kakkalur, Tamil Nadu
BorgWarner, a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, has opened its expanded facility in Kakkalur, Tamil Nadu. With its leading-edge production line for advanced engine timing and variable cam timing (VCT) systems, the expanded plant meets the increasing demand on the steadily growing Indian automotive market for meeting BS VI norms, while preparing to supply the growing South-east Asian automotive market. With a total area of 43,300 square feet (4,023 square metre), the facility now includes engineering, manufacturing and office areas, as well as warehouse space.
“The automotive industry in India is growing quickly, as many leading automakers have production facilities here. With the expansion of our plant in Kakkalur, we serve them with localised manufacturing to meet their increasing demand for innovative and efficient technologies. By strengthening our presence in this important market, we are reinforcing our position as a global leader in clean and efficient propulsion solutions,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems.
Located in the Tiruvallur district about 30 miles from Chennai, BorgWarner’s expanded facility provides class-leading design, simulation, testing and manufacturing capabilities. A highly-skilled in-house engineering team supports customers from initial design through production, enabling the production of optimised, high-performance engine timing and VCT systems. In the newly built area of the plant, BorgWarner will begin a new production line for the company’s VCT technology to help vehicle manufacturers improve fuel economy, reliability and engine efficiency.