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Borgwarner Inc

Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts

10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  0 active jobs  |  Company Website

    1880 Morse Equalizing Spring Company, forerunner of Morse Chain, is founded.

    1901 Warner Gear is founded.

    1904 Borg & Beck is founded. George and Earl Holley begin producing carburetors.

    1906 Morse begins manufacturing automobile chain.

    1909 First manual transmission is manufactured by Warner Gear.

    Louie Schwitzer, an automotive innovator, wins the first Indianapolis auto race

    1928 Borg-Warner Corporation is formed. Founding companies include Borg & Beck, Marvel-Schebler, Warner Gear and Mechanics Universal Joint.

    1929 Morse Chain is acquired.

    1940 Warner Gear begins manufacturing transfer cases.

    1950 A three-speed, automatically shifted transmission for passenger cars, the "Ford-O-Matic," is introduced.
    Spring Division introduces the Sprag Clutch.

    1952 Schwitzer turbocharger is introduced at Indy 500.
    AG KKK develops turbochargers in Germany.

    1955 Paper-based wet friction materials and products such as friction plates are pioneered.

    1956 Warner Gear introduces the T10 four-speed high-performance manual transmission used in Chevrolet's Corvette.

    1961 Warner Gear introduces the Model 35 aluminum automatic transmission.

    1964 NSK-Warner, a joint venture with NSK Limited is established, to supply the rapidly growing Japanese automotive industry.

    1965 Morse Chain begins manufacturing HY-VO® chain. Holley Carburetor Company builds its 100 millionth carburetor.

    1973 A modern, full-time four-wheel drive transfer case, which incorporates HY-VO® chain and a torque-biasing differential is developed.

    1974 Advanced engineering work begins on a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).

    1980 Warner Gear introduces advanced four- and five-speed manual transmissions, T4/T5, for cars and light trucks.

    1983 Lightweight MAJI-BAND® brake band assembly for automatic transmissions is developed.

    1987 Borg-Warner Corporation went through a leveraged buy-out and, through a series of complex transactions, ceased to exist. Borg-Warner Automotive Inc., was created at that time as a subsidiary of a new corporation named Borg-Warner Corporation (later known as Borg-Warner Security Corporation).

    1992 One-piece UNI-BAND® transmission band assemblies are introduced.

    1993 Borg-Warner Automotive Inc., was spun-off from Borg-Warner Security Corporation and became an independent company.

    1994 Morse Gemini™ chain system is developed and goes into production.
    Production of 44-05 Torque-on-Demand® (TOD) transfer case for Ford begins.

    1996 Three automotive business are acquired from Coltec industries, including Holley Automotive.

    BorgWarner introduces one-way clutch system for Ford's 5R55 transmission family.

    1997 Production of 44-09 4WD transfer case for Mercedes-Benz begins.

    One millionth TOD® produced.

    Ownership interest in German turbocharger business is acquired.

    NSK-Warner introduces carbon-impregnated friction materials for all Lexus V8 engine models.

    1998 Plastic Air induction modules are introduced on Chrysler vehicles.
    FWD/AWD system is patented..

    1999 Acquisitions expand turbocharger and cooling systems' growth platforms.

    New cross-business programs are launched. New concepts to automate transmissions are developed.

    2000 The first application of computer-controlled all-wheel drive for passenger cars and crossover vehicles is introduced.

    The first phases of major multi-year contracts with Ford and Honda for engine timing systems are launched.

    2001 Fuel-efficient DualTronic™ transmission technology is selected for 2003 production by a major European automaker.

    2002 Company is organized into Engine and Drivetrain Groups to spur collaboration and growth.

    Turbocharger technology advances create new business opportunities with VW/Audi, Peugeot, Ford and Renault.

    2003 Dualtronic™ transmission technology debuts on the Audi TT and VW Gold R32.

    Demand for engine and four-wheel drive systems drive record results.

    2004-2006 Fuel-efficient engine and drivetrain technology drives growth. $1.3 Billion in new business expected for 2004-2006.

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