To help advance its product portfolio in electrification, BorgWarner Inc. is combining two existing Indiana sites into a single technical center. Its aim? To create a critical mass of technical brainpower, while also attracting talent in the future.
The propulsion technology supplier will consolidate electric component expertise from operations in Pendleton and Anderson into one state-of-the-art location in Noblesville, a move BorgWarner says will help draw new talent from nearby Indianapolis.
The company broke ground on the 100,000-square-foot center a year ago and opened it in June. When the supplier completes construction of the center's lab and transfers the last of the employees in 2020, it will have invested $28 million in the site and employ about 325 people there.
BorgWarner initially worked out of the Anderson site but took ownership of the Pendleton location in 2015 when it acquired Remy International Inc., headquartered there. Remy was a leading supplier of alternators, starter motors and electric traction motors.