BorgWarner Transmission Systems Korea, a BorgWarner majority-held joint venture, opened a new facility in Jincheon, South Korea. The new building is the company’s third manufacturing plant in South Korea for transmission technologies, joining existing facilities in nearby Eumsung. Built to meet growing demand for its transmission technologies, the new facility will produce a variety of automatic transmission components, including clutch modules, clutch sets and friction plates. The new environmentally friendly 182,600-square-foot (17,000-square-meter) facility will also provide space for engineering, sales and administrative functions. The site includes ample area for future expansion.
“Local manufacturing provides customers, such as Hyundai and Kia, with high quality transmission components, fast delivery and local engineering support,” said Robin Kendrick, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Transmission Systems. “We are excited to expand production in South Korea, supplying advanced transmission technologies to help improve performance and fuel economy for drivers around the world.”
Established in 1988, BorgWarner’s facility in Eumsung, South Korea, has been supplying Hyundai and Kia with localized production of automatic transmission components since 1990. BorgWarner has built a strong reputation for quality and safety, earning 15 Five Star Quality awards since this award began in 2003, as well as three Supplier of the Year awards from the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group for exceptional quality and performance.
BorgWarner’s new energy-efficient building uses waste heat from compressors, an advanced ventilation system to heat and cool the production area, double doors to prevent heat loss, and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps for efficient lighting.