powertrain supplier BorgWarner finalised its acquisition of Gustav Wahler GmbH
& Co. KG. Wahler produces exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valves and tubes
as well as engine thermostats for both on- and off-road applications. The
company’s customers include leading automotive manufacturers from around the
world, according to a company statement.
addition of Wahler complements our current EGR valve, cooler and tube technologies
while expanding BorgWarner’s product portfolio to include thermostats. With its
global locations, the acquisition strengthens our product leadership position
and enhances our ability to offer customers advanced technologies with localised
manufacturing,” said James R. Verrier, President and Chief Executive Officer, BorgWarner.
emissions regulations become more stringent and drivers require more fuel
economy, demand for EGR technologies is expected to continue to grow.
BorgWarner is positioned to deliver,” he added.
announced the acquisition of all shares in Wahler on December 20, 2013, and
completed the acquisition on March 1, 2014. Events to welcome Wahler’s 1,200 employees
in Germany, China, Brazil and the United States began the same week. Wahler will
join the BorgWarner Emissions Systems business. BorgWarner will maintain the Wahler
name as a product brand in the aftermarket.
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