BorgWarner will soon produce battery systems in Brazil, in order to serve mainly local customers. The new facility is expected to be built in Piracicaba and follows the recent acquisition of German specialist Akasol, thus making BorgWarner a primary player in e-mobility.
BorgWarner in Brazil: start of operations planned in 2023
According to the news spread by BorgWarner, the facility and local engineering will support customers with highly skilled repair, maintenance, and services. BorgWarner will produce the ultra-high energy (UHE) battery system AKASystem AKM CYC. The battery packs are modularly designed and scalable, providing the opportunity to optimally adjust to the energy storage needs of any vehicle application. The start of operations and assembly of the battery systems is planned for the first quarter of 2023.
“We are excited about the demand and market potential for these products and the opportunity to offer our customers a high quality, flexible portfolio of electrified solutions”, said Henk Vanthournout, Vice President and General Manager Global Battery Systems. “This facility will produce innovative, global, and cutting-edge electric vehicle components.