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News   March 25, 2008   by Auto Service World

BorgWarner Breaks Ground On Facility In Poland


BorgWarner broke ground for a new production facility in Rzeszow, Poland, where it plans to produce an initial 500,000 turbochargers for European car makers beginning in 2009, with expansion in the next two years to produce up to two million units.
The location in southeast Poland offers economic advantages and allows BorgWarner to serve vehicle manufacturers in both Western and Eastern Europe.
The 54,000-square-foot (5,000-square-meter) operation is expected to create about 200 jobs.
“Increasing demand for fuel-efficient, turbocharged diesel and gasoline engines is driving significant growth for BorgWarner’s turbocharger business, especially in Europe,” said Roger Wood, president and general manager, BorgWarner Turbo & Emissions Systems.
“The new plant in Poland fits BorgWarner’s global growth strategy and demonstrates our commitment to Europe as an industrial location.” BorgWarner expects turbocharged light vehicle diesel engine production to grow by nearly 20% in Europe, from about 9.8 million units to 11.6 million units in 2012.
Over the same period, the European turbocharged gasoline engine market is anticipated to triple from about 1.1 million units to 3.0 million units.


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