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April 12, 2010

US: BorgWarner acquires EGR parts specialist

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner (BW) has acquired Dytech ENSA SL, a producer of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers, EGR tubes, and integrated EGR modules including valves for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, both on- and off-road.

Global powertrain supplier BorgWarner (BW) has acquired Dytech ENSA SL, a producer of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers, EGR tubes, and integrated EGR modules including valves for automotive and commercial vehicle applications, both on- and off-road.

Dytech ENSA has facilities in Spain, Portugal and India, and employs approximately 1,000 people supplying customers including Renault/Nissan, VW/Audi, Ford, Fiat, Navistar, GM, Daimler, PSA, Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra, TATA, Ashok Leyland, MAN, and IVECO. Dytech ENSA’s annual sales for 2009 were approximately US$180m.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

“From both a technology and geography standpoint, this acquisition is an excellent strategic fit,” said BW chairman and CEO Timothy Manganello.

“Combining ENSA’s cooler technology with BorgWarner’s technology leadership in engine air management and products such as turbochargers and EGR valves will provide operational and engineering synergies. Similarly, the acquisition creates additional market opportunities in both passenger and commercial vehicle applications, and enhances BorgWarner’s ability to serve customers globally.”

Cooled EGR helps reduce NOx and particulate matter emissions in diesel and gasoline-direct injection (GDI) engines. The combination of ENSA’s EGR cooler technology with BorgWarner’s EGR valve and controls expertise will allow BorgWarner to offer customers complete systems such as an integrated EGR valve, cooler, by-pass valve, and tubes, in one package, the supplier said.

“The acquisition strengthens BorgWarner’s strategic position to address the technology challenges of optimising the air and exhaust system for lower emissions, improved fuel economy and performance,” BW added.

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