BorgWarner Emissions Systems (Ningbo) has inaugurated its new state-of-the-art design and manufacturing facility in Jiangshan, Ningbo, China, to meet increasing demand for advanced emissions and thermal management systems.
The larger facility replaces the emissions plant previously located at BorgWarner’s Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WOFE) campus in Ningbo.
With a total area of 50,000m², the new facility will produce gasoline and diesel exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems, ignition coils, exhaust heat recovery systems (EHRS), high/low-voltage air heaters and high-voltage liquid heaters for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, in order to meet growing demand for emissions and thermal management technologies in the Chinese automotive market.
The new facility received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification for its 20% energy consumption reduction compared to regular production facilities. This was achieved through integrated natural lighting, a solar heat water system and rain water collection systems as well as a compressor heat recovery system.
“BorgWarner is committed to helping auto makers meet even stricter emissions and fuel economy requirements with our industry-leading emissions and thermal management technologies,” said Joe Fadool, president and general manager, BorgWarner emissions and thermal systems.
“We expect these technologies to become industry standards. The new facility in Jiangshan will consolidate our localized manufacturing capability and enable us to provide tailored services to meet growing demand from our Chinese customers.”
BorgWarner is already experiencing strong demand for its gasoline EGR technologies in China and with the upcoming China VI emissions standard, the company anticipates tremendous opportunities for its EGR products in the diesel engine market. For hybrid vehicles, its EHRS are widely used to reduce engine warm-up times to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and provide cabin heating.