BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner), a global leader in mobility solutions, announced plans to expand its facility in Oconee County. The company’s $42.7 million investment will create 122 new jobs.
Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, BorgWarner is one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, with 52,000 employees at 92 locations in 24 countries. For more than 130 years, BorgWarner has been a transformative global product leader, bringing successful mobility innovation to market.
With operations in Oconee County since 1996, BorgWarner plans to upfit its current facility at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca to support new electric vehicle (EV) business as part of its “Charging Forward” initiative. The additional investment will allow the company to significantly increase its manufacturing capacity of EV battery systems in North America to support growing customer demand in the region.
The expansion is expected to be complete in 2024. Individuals interested in joining the BorgWarner team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project.
BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Lissalde said, ”BorgWarner is pleased to continue to invest in South Carolina and Oconee County, creating more jobs in the community while expanding our manufacturing and production footprint to support exciting new technologies. We appreciate the collaboration of the state and county in this exciting venture.”
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster stated, “BorgWarner’s expansion gives further evidence of South Carolina’s talented and dedicated workforce. Congratulations to BorgWarner, and we are proud to continue to support their growth in South Carolina.”
Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III said, “South Carolina has the aptitude not only to attract world-class companies, but also to provide opportunities for businesses to thrive. We are excited that BorgWarner continues to expand its existing operations in Oconee County, and we celebrate our long-standing partnership.”
Oconee County District 3 Councilman Don Mize stated, “Oconee County couldn’t be more excited and pleased that BorgWarner has selected their Seneca facility for this major investment. BorgWarner is one of our premier advanced manufacturers, and their past and current commitments to grow and invest in our community over the past 25 years is very much appreciated. Their expansion is a testimonial to the business climate and workforce afforded by an Oconee County location and demonstrates why Oconee County is truly top shelf for business.”
Five Fast Facts
- BorgWarner Inc. (BorgWarner) is expanding Oconee County operations.
- The company’s $42.7 million investment will create 122 new jobs.
- BorgWarner is a global leader in mobility solutions.
- Located at 15545 Wells Highway in Seneca, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining the BorgWarner team should visit the company’s careers page.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.