BorgWarner Thermal Systems has opened a new manufacturing facility in a high-tech business park near Chennai, India. The new 65,000 sq ft (6,000 sq m) factory will provide manufacturing, engineering, sales, and administrative space as well as room for future expansion.

The supplier in India produces viscous fans and fan drives for customers including Tata Motors, Tata Cummins, Ashok Leyland and Mahindra & Mahindra.

"In India, growing demand for mobility and adoption of global emissions standards is driving growth for [our[ advanced technologies," said thermal systems president and general manager Dan CasaSanta. "With our new facility, [we] will have the ability to expand existing product lines and introduce new technologies and products."

Designed as a "green building," the facility is seeking silver certification under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, a set of standards for environmentally sustainable construction developed by the US Green Building Council. Over 30% of the grounds around the new facility are reserved for green space and shaded with trees and plants watered with recycled waste water. In addition, several water- and energy-saving devices have been installed throughout the building.