The US-based auto component supplier BorgWarner on September 21, 2018 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, meeting BS VI norms, while preparing to supply the growing Southeast Asian automotive market. With a total area of 43,300 sq ft (4,023 sq m), the facility now includes engineering, manufacturing and office areas as well as warehouse space.
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.
With manufacturing and technical facilities in 66 locations in 18 countries, BorgWarner employs approximately 29,000 worldwide.
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