Global auto component major BorgWarner has opened a new facility in Chungju, South
Korea. This new 64,000 square foot manufacturing plant will produce parts to satisfy the
company's growing client list in Asia. The plant will roll out products related to ignition
and emission as well as exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and coolers, variable
force solenoids, diesel cold-start technologies and coolant control valves.
BorgWarner says that its products help improve fuel economy and reduce emissions by
recirculating and cooling exhaust gases thereby reducing combustion temperatures in
the engine. Its variable force solenoids offer increased accuracy in variable cam timing
(VCT) system control. The coolant control valves help optimise engine temperature
while plug top ignition coils provide durable and environmentally friendly ignition. The
manufacturer also claims that its cold-start technologies deliver quick, reliable engine
starts with fewer emissions.
"Around the world, automakers are adopting BorgWarner's advanced emissions and
ignition technologies to help meet stringent emissions standards while improving fuel
economy and engine performance," said Brady Ericson, President and GM, BorgWarner
Emissions Systems. He adds further, "We are proud to open our new modern facility in
South Korea and look forward to providing localized production for a growing list of
major automakers throughout Asia."
The wholly-owned facility also provides space for application engineering, sales, quality,
supply chain management and administrative functions.