BorgWarner marked the opening of its factory for the production of turbochargers in Thailand with a traditional Thai ceremony on March 7. The factory, which is located in the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate in Rayong, Thailand covers a total area of 69,965 square feet (6,500 square meters) and has a highly advanced production line for the production of advanced turbocharging solutions.
BorgWarner is a key player when it comes to the production of clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. The plant has specially designed to cater to the growing demand from the Southeast Asian automotive market as well as global automakers who are based in the region.
Commenting on the factory, Robin Kendrick, president and general manager, BorgWarner Turbo Systems said that Thailand is a very important production base for automotive manufacturers in Asia and offers an excellent business environment. Many top automotive companies have manufacturing facilities in Thailand. The new factory in in Rayong will help Borg Warner to localize its products while reinforcing its leadership position.
The new factory was designed based on lean production principles leveraging the experience BorgWarner has gained in its other production plants. This will significantly increase the efficiency of the flow of people and materials along the production line. The factory has an over-pressurized and air-conditioned airlock-enclosed shop floor to eliminate any particles that might interfere with production processes and cleanliness is given high priority.
The opening ceremony was attended by many government officials, customers, BorgWarner executives and employees attended the opening ceremony. A monk ceremony, drum shows and a traditional Thai dance were held to mark an auspicious beginning for the facility.
Hamid Moaref has always been fascinated by cars and the automotive industry. His family has a longstanding association with the industry and has been in the tire business for the past 35 years. Raised in Dubai, Hamid attended Capilano University in Vancouver where he graduated with a BBA in marketing before attending an intensive course in magazine publishing in 2005. He has been the publisher and chief editor of Tires & Parts magazine for the past ten years.
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