Jaguar Land Rover inspires BorgWarner move

Jaguar Land Rover inspires BorgWarner move

Multinational automotive company BorgWarner has opened a new office in Coventry to be closer to one of its biggest clients-Jaguar Land Rover.

The American-owned, Fortune 500 company already has its UK Manufacturing and R&D facility in Bradford, West Yorkshire, but now has a new home at University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre, in Binley.

With 25,000 staff based around the world, the firm specialised in developing and manufacturing automotive components focused on fuel economy and emissions reduction.

It is a supplier to all of the world’s vehicle manufacturers and had sales of $8.3 billion in 2014.

Tony Allen, BorgWarner UK’s managing director, said: “Our new Coventry office will be utilised by our applications engineers, design engineers and sales people from multiple divisions.

“They will support our development work with Jaguar Land Rover on multiple turbocharger, emissions control and powertrain systems.

“We chose an office at the Science Park for the primary reason that it is within five minutes of the two main Jaguar Land Rover sites in Coventry.

“There is a lot of interaction between us, so it was important that we had somewhere convenient to conduct technical meetings.”

Penny Robb, manager of the University of Warwick Science Park’s Business Innovation Centre, said: “BorgWarner is a hugely successful multinational company and it is great news that they have chosen to open their Coventry office with us at the Business Innovation Centre.

“Our location means that they are close to Jaguar Land Rover but they have also chosen us because of the flexibility we can offer and the quality of space here. We look forward to working with the company to help facilitate any expansion plans they may have in the future.”



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