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Borgwarner Inc

Automotive - Motor Vehicles - Parts
10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
    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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BorgWarner to Showcase Active All-Wheel Drive Technologies and Controls and Development Capabilities at Vehicle Dynamics Expo

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) TorqTransfer Systems will display several new all-wheel drive technologies and other innovations in vehicle controls and development capabilities at the Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2006 in Stuttgart Messe, Germany, May 9 - 11. These will be on display at BorgWarner's exhibit at Stand 4055. Also featured will be the all-wheel drive transfer case that BorgWarner produces for the new Audi Q7. Sales and engineering representatives from BorgWarner's regional technical center in Ketsch, Germany will be available to discuss the technologies and answer questions.

Dave Bruder, Chief Engineer, Systems Engineering, BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems, will present "All-wheel Drive Control Architecture for Rapid Application Deployment" at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. Additional information about the expo is available at .

Based at the BorgWarner Powertrain Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, TorqTransfer Systems is a leading independent global designer and producer of torque transfer and torque management systems including all-wheel drive transfer cases, electronically controlled couplings and synchronizer systems. Its operations are located in all the key automotive manufacturing regions of the world. Major customers include Audi, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Mahindra and Mahindra, Ssangyong, Telco and a number of Chinese OEMs.

BorgWarner TorqTransfer Systems provides full range capabilities in drivetrain component design, development and integration including electronic controls and software. Extensive in-house capabilities in CAD/CAE, NVH analysis, vehicle dynamics and system dynamics modeling support our product development process.

Auburn Hills, Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The FORTUNE 500 company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 62 locations in 17 countries. Customers include Ford, VW/Audi, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Renault/Nissan, Hyundai/Kia, Honda, BMW, Caterpillar, Navistar International, and Peugeot. The Internet address for BorgWarner is: .

Statements contained in this news release may contain forward-looking statements as contemplated by the 1995 Private Securities Litigation Reform Act that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed, projected or implied in or by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include: fluctuations in domestic or foreign automotive production, the continued use of outside suppliers by original equipment manufacturers, fluctuations in demand for vehicles containing the Company's products, general economic conditions, as well as other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Risk Factors identified in the Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
BorgWarner is the recognized leader in advanced products and technologies that satisfy customer needs in powertrain components and systems solutions.