BorgWarner to expand Michigan tech center

Powertrain research group to add space for engineering, sales, management.

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March 26, 2014

Auburn Hills, Mich. – BorgWarner will expand its Powertrain Technical Center (PTC) in Auburn Hills to support programs in North America and supplement its global network of technical centers. The nearly 46,000ft2 addition will include space for program managers, sales and engineering professionals.

Driven by BorgWarner's escalating growth, the expansion is expected to be complete in early 2015 and support up to 200 regular full-time jobs at the BorgWarner facility.

"Around the world, BorgWarner is building new manufacturing facilities to deliver technologies engineered to improve fuel economy, emissions, and performance. Expanding the Powertrain Technical Center in Michigan will help us accelerate innovation for current and future programs," says Christopher P. Thomas, vice president and chief technology officer at BorgWarner, and leader of the PTC. "With cooperation and incentives from local and state governments, BorgWarner is pleased to continue investing in Michigan and participate in driving the automotive industry—and the local economy—forward."

Opened in 2002, the PTC unified the company's diverse businesses into a "powertrain powerhouse," accommodating engineering, research and development, sales, and marketing for each group. The work environment reflects BorgWarner's commitment to innovation through collaboration. Earlier this year, the company completed a new engineering garage and vehicle test lab at the technical center.

In 2005, BorgWarner also moved its world headquarters from Chicago to Auburn Hills. BorgWarner's continued investments in Michigan include donations to universities and contributions to local charitable organizations.

Source: BorgWarner