BorgWarner Opens New Technical Center Dedicated to Electric Vehicles
【Summary】Recently, BorgWarner opened a new 100,000 square-foot research facility in Noblesville, Indiana. The location will be devoted to the research and development of hybrid and electric vehicles.
BorgWarner Automotive is a world-famous parts supplier. At one time, the company dabbled in outmoded components, such as distributor caps and spark plug wires. But now, like most other companies, BWA is shifting its focus towards electric vehicles. To make the transition, it will open a new technical center in Indian devoted to hybrid and electric vehicle development.
The company's new Noblesville facility merges two existing locations into one, 100,000 square-foot center. It's here that BorgWarner will employ advanced EV testing and prototype building. Development and analysis of starters and alternators will also take place at the location.
In the facilities new lab, engineers will be able to work on the company's 48-volt products and P2 hybrid modules. There will also be a dedicated sound chamber where noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) testing will be conducted. Dedicated shaker tables and other advanced analysis methods will be used to get the job done.
"We are thrilled to open our new technical center in Noblesville, allowing us to bring all our area employees under one beautiful new roof," said Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President, and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. "The new facility with its state-of-the-art lab and creative workspaces enables the research, development and testing of current and future hybrid and electric propulsion systems and components. This facility will be a key site in BorgWarner's mission of developing clean, energy-efficient propulsion technologies."
BorgWarner has turned the new facility into a Silicon Valley-style work environment. Employees can either work together in a social hub or retreat to one of the focus rooms for privacy. Other workers, such as salespeople and customer service representatives, will work in a more tradition office area. Everyone is encouraged to partake in the company's bike share program, which allows for physical activity during break times.
The company spent $16 million on the building and plans to invest anther $12 million in the next five years. Employees will begin moving in next April, and the transition should be complete by 2020.
Mia is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician, L1, L2 and L3 Advanced Level Specialist. She has over 12 years of experience in the automotive industry and a bachelor’s degree in automotive technology. These skills have been applied toward content writing, technical writing, inspections, consulting, automotive software engineering.
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