BorgWarner has opened its new production plant in Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, at an
inauguration ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Paulo Portas and BorgWarner
representatives.

The building expands BorgWarner's production capacity to meet growing demand for several exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies, such as EGR coolers and EGR tubes, as well as glow plug control modules for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.

With a total facility area of 280,000 square feet (26,000 square meters), the new facility provides 50% more manufacturing space, than the currently rented site in Valença and has additional space for future expansion.

"Investing in our strategically important location in Portugal reinforces our international product leadership position in advanced EGR solutions engineered to reduce emissions," said BorgWarner Emissions Systems president and general manager, Brady Ericson.

"Our EGR and diesel cold-start technologies help automakers fulfil increasingly strict emissions regulations such as the Euro 6 standard scheduled to take effect in Europe this year."

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BORGWARNER OPENS NEW MANUFACTURING PLANT IN PORTUGAL 

BorgWarner Expands Emissions Business with Larger Production Plant to Meet Increasing 

Demand for EGR and Diesel Cold-Start Technologies 

Auburn Hills, Michigan, November 7, 2014 – BorgWarner officially opened its new 

production plant in Lanheses, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, on November 7, 2014, with an 

inauguration ceremony attended by Deputy Prime Minister Paulo Portas and BorgWarner 

representatives. The state-of-the-art building expands BorgWarner’s production capacity to 

meet growing demand for several exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) technologies, such as 

EGR coolers and EGR tubes, as well as glow plug control modules for passenger cars and 

commercial vehicles. With a total facility area of 280,000 square feet (26,000 square 

meters), the new facility provides 50 percent more manufacturing space, than the currently 

rented site in Valença and has additional space for future expansion. 

“Investing in our strategically important location in Portugal reinforces our 

international product leadership position in advanced EGR solutions engineered to reduce 

emissions,” said Brady Ericson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Emissions 

Systems. “Our customized EGR and diesel cold-start technologies help automakers fulfill 

increasingly strict emissions regulations such as the Euro 6 standard scheduled to take 

effect in Europe this year.” 

By opening the new plant in Portugal, BorgWarner has taken the next step toward 

expanding production of its diesel cold-start technologies while meeting growing demand 

for EGR technologies currently manufactured at the facility in Valença. BorgWarner’s EGR 

technologies help automakers reduce NOx emissions by recirculating and cooling exhaust 

gases to reduce combustion temperatures. BorgWarner’s diesel cold-start technology 

contributes significantly to a cleaner combustion process. 

The use of state-of-the-art building thermal insulation and a combination of natural 

and energy-efficient lighting reduces the building’s energy costs up to 50 percent 

compared with the plant in Valença. BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner Opens new Manufacturing Plant in Portugal) –2 

BorgWarner intends to complete the shift of its present production lines in Valença 

to the newly inaugurated site in Viana do Castelo in early 2015. 

About BorgWarner

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered 

components and systems for powertrains around the world. Operating manufacturing and 

technical facilities in 60 locations in 19 countries, the company delivers innovative 

powertrain solutions to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance 

performance. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.

Original source: http://www.borgwarner.com/en/News/PressReleases/BWNews/NEW_PLANT_PORTUGAL.pdf

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