BorgWarner has opened a new 86,000-square-foot (8,000-square-metre) facility in Manesar, India, near New Delhi to produce exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers, tubes, valves and modules.

Built to replace the previous facility in Faridabad, the wholly-owned operation will expand manufacturing capacity and provide sales, design, test and validation capabilities for a range of domestic and international automakers, including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, Renault, GM, Tata Motors, Fiat, Ashok Leyland, Volvo Eicher and others.

The company expects its Indian EGR business to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 35% during the next five years.

"Our newest facility will enable BorgWarner to strengthen its market-leading position in EGR coolers and meet growing demand with a complete range of EGR products for both passenger cars and commercial diesel vehicles," said BorgWarner Emissions Systems president and general manager, Brady Ericson.

"We are investing in local production as well as local testing to support our customers with system-based solutions tailored to their needs."

Today's downsized engines generate higher temperatures in the combustion chamber forming nitrogen oxide (NOx), with BorgWarner's maintaining its EGR technologies help automakers reduce NOx to meet emissions regulations by recirculating and cooling exhaust gases to reduce combustion temperatures.

BorgWarner's valves control exhaust gases that flow through tubes to a cooler where gas temperatures drop to 130° C - 175° C and then return to the combustion chamber.

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