BorgWarner on Monday said it would supply turbochargers and EGR valves to Chinese automaker FAW Group from 2010.

The components will be installed in various cars and light commercial vehicle models.

The turbochargers will be used on newly developed 1.3- and 2.0-litre petrol engines installed in compact and mid size cars.

BorgWarner is also supplying the EGR valve for the three-litre diesel engine FAW installs in light commercial vehicles. All three engines comply with the European Euro 4 emissions standard which has been in force in Beijing since 2008.

Clean diesel technology is therefore taking increasingly large shares of a market that is currently dominated by small-displacement petrol engines.

Meanwhile, the trend in petrol engines is, as here in Europe, towards turbocharged units with a smaller displacement, thus making the vehicles more fuel-efficient, more eco-friendly and more powerful. Fuel-efficient and low-emission products are playing an increasingly important role in China.

BorgWarner will manufacture the turbochargers and EGR valve in the eastern city of Ningbo, where it established a production facility in 2004.

“Our application and production capacities directly on location allow us to optimally serve the Chinese market and react very flexibly to FAW’s requirements,” said Roger Wood, president and general manager, BW Turbo & Emissions Systems.

“This new cooperation marks a continuation of BorgWarner’s policy of expansion in Asia.”

The Ningbo plant was extended in 2006 and turbochargers for various automakers are manufactured on several production lines.