- Flexible manufacturing line for high-volume production of advanced heating products
- Meets growing demand for electric vehicle solutions with advanced manufacturing processes and test equipment
- Improves the facility’s environmental footprint through building upgrades
Tralee, Ireland, April 28th, 2017 – As a leading supplier of advanced hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) technologies, BorgWarner further extends its production capabilities in Tralee, Ireland, with a major investment. At an event today with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, the CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, Seán Kelly, MEP, and the mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien, the company announced a €10 million investment in capital equipment and a €1.5 million investment in facility renovations to expand the plant’s engineering and testing capabilities, create new jobs and improve the facility’s environmental footprint.
Beginning in 2017, BorgWarner plans to add a flexible manufacturing line for the high-volume production of high-voltage positive temperature coefficient (PTC) cabin heaters in order to meet the growing demand for thermal management solutions that add to extended battery-powered driving range of hybrid and electric vehicles. With the support of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland, up to 50 new jobs could be created.
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