BorgWarner Announces Aftermarket Portfolio Expansion at 2019 Automec

  • New products include 13 turbochargers, seven viscous coupling units, two starters and one alternator
  • Strategic initiatives include remodeled distribution network and portfolio expansion
  • Number of fleets with turbocharged vehicles supports strategy

São Paulo, Brasil, April 24th 2019 – BorgWarner, global leader in clean and efficient technologies for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, announces its aftermarket product portfolio expansion in South America during the 14th edition of Automec, April 23-27 at São Paulo Expo. Designed for lightweight, heavy-duty and utility vehicles, the new products will be released throughout 2019. A highlighted new product is a turbocharger with VTG technology, for the Toyota Hilux pick-up truck, already available in Brazil.

“The expanded product portfolio is part of BorgWarner’s growth strategy, which has included the release of 70 new products in the Brazilian market during the last three years,” states Nelson Bastos, Head Aftermarket in Latin America for Turbo Systems and Emissions & Thermal Systems. “Automec is a strategic event with great relevance for BorgWarner. It is an excellent opportunity to strengthen our position as an aftermarket product supplier, by presenting new products and our reconfigured distribution network. We will continue to invest in the country to help dealers create more sustainable and profitable operations. There are high expectations for 2019 because of the Brazilian market’s great potential for growth in the automotive industry, which enables a closer relationship with customers and suppliers.”

As a global leader of turbochargers to automakers, BorgWarner expects to launch 13 new turbocharger models in 2019. Included in the new models are eight options for heavyweight vehicles, including Iveco, Scania and Volvo models. In lightweight vehicles and pick-up trucks, five products developed for Kia Motors, Nissan and Toyota models are planned.

The fleet in Brazil totals over 7 million turbocharged vehicles which fuels the company’s strategy for the portfolio expansion and revised distribution network. This fleet is a mix of 3.3 million domestic lightweight turbocharged vehicles, 1.8 million imported lightweight turbocharged vehicles and more than 2.1 million heavy-duty turbocharged vehicles.

There also are seven new viscous coupling unit models that are slated for Volvo and Iveco heavy-duty vehicles as well as the S10, Ranger and Hilux pick-up trucks. Also during the show, BorgWarner is launching two new starter motors, the 29MT model for a Volkswagen delivery truck, and the PG260N2 model with the same technology for small diesel engines such as excavators and industrial power units. There also will be a new alternator 40SI model, which is brushless allowing for high durability and low maintenance, for use in several types of machines.

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