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BorgWarner launches new turbocharger plant in Mexico

ABR Staff Writer Published 18 October 2011

BorgWarner, a provider of components for vehicle powertrain applications, has launched a new turbocharger production plant in Ramos, Mexico, to meet the demand for its fuel-efficient turbocharging technologies in North America.

The new production Ramos plant, located near the city of Monterrey, currently supports production of turbochargers for Ford's 3.5-liter Ecoboost engine for rear-wheel drive cars and trucks launched in November 2010.

The company also plans to employ more than 185 people at the new plant, which offers optimal conditions for the turbocharger facility, where key components are produced and final assembly is completed.

BorgWarner president and GM of turbo systems passenger car products Frederic Lissalde said gasoline and diesel turbocharged engines are key technologies included in every major carmaker's future plans in North America, making it the fastest growing turbocharger market in the world.

"Our new plant in Ramos is strategically located to meet growing customer demand through local production supported by our global resources," Lissalde said.

"We look forward to bringing the benefits of improved fuel economy, powerful performance and reduced emissions to drivers throughout North America."