For BorgWarner, continuously optimizing procedures ranks among the most important instruments for increasing efficiency. The BorgWarner facility in Ramos Arizpe (Mexico) has therefore been using SAP Excellence since 2017 – a program that aims to improve the use of SAP solutions across all BorgWarner facilities and locations.
The new SAP system should help prevent unnecessary work steps, while also making work processes more efficient. The system optimizes the procurement chain, for example by automatically generating collective orders and material requirements. The material provision of the SAP system makes it possible for the warehouse to supply components to production both on time and more efficiently. In addition to this, a dedicated check displays missing parts before production starts.
This too contributes to smooth and controlled planning, while also helping to avoid bottlenecks and overcapacities. Only when the customer issues approval for a project is capacity planning adjusted and released. The introduction of SAP Excellence also enables Ramos to improve its service. Suppliers can then schedule their deliveries more effectively, while customers receive their delivery in an even more timely manner.
BorgWarner in Kirchheimbolanden (Germany) is getting itself ready for the increase in electrified mobility. A charging station for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) was officially inaugurated in the car park in front of the works premises on April 6, 2018.
Together with the city mayor, as well as representatives from both the local press and energy supplier e-rp, Dr. Hermann Breitbach (Vice President Global Engineering) and Pascal Brehm (Director Operations) ceremoniously opened the charging station. The aim with the charging station, which is financed equally by BorgWarner, the town of Kirchheimbolanden, and e-rp, is to promote the switch to new mobility concepts.
The new fast charging station has two charging bays and is freely accessible to all vehicle owners wishing to charge their electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
BorgWarner in Ramos Arizpe won the “Great Place to Work®” award for the third time in succession. The location therefore once again ranks among the 100 most attractive employers in Mexico.
The company took 46th place in 2016 and was then able to improve to 31st place in 2017. Taking 28th place in the “Great Place to Work®” rankings, the Ramos facility is also among the top employers for the millennial generation.
„Great Place to work®“ is an internationally recognized institute that determines the attractiveness of employers primarily through employee surveys. Workplace topics such as trust, credibility, equal opportunities, and supporting career development are at the heart of the surveys. One of the most important criteria is trust, as trust promotes sustainable commitment and thereby business success.
One million working hours without a reportable accident: The Ramos Arizpe facility in Mexico wins the CEO’s Safety Excellence Award for the third time in succession.
BorgWarner CEO James Verrier presented this highest distinction for safety in person during a special ceremony. “The business units at our location in Ramos have an excellent safety record,” commented Verrier. “Establishing and maintaining a safe working environment requires the whole team to focus its efforts. I commend the employees for their commitment and dedication.” During the celebration, the employees made donations to the Mexican Red Cross in Saltillo and the fire service in Ramos Arizpe. The song and dance performances of several employees, planned as a surprise, were also very moving. The celebration was preceded by a safety and health week with preventative activities, exhibitions, training sessions and conferences.
In August 2017, the employees from BorgWarner Turbo Systems in Rzeszów, Poland reached one million working hours without a reportable accident. The location therefore won its third CEO’s Safety Excellence Award in succession.
Everyone in Rzeszów is particularly proud of the fact that this exemplary achievement was recorded during the latest plant expansion work. The prize, which is accompanied by US$ 20,000, was presented during a celebration in October. The workforce decided to donate the money to four social institutions with which the facility has special connections. The SOS Children’s Village in Bilgoraj received the equivalent of US$10,000 for the renovation of a house. The other half of the total was distributed equally between a company in Trzebownisko that supports children with disabilities and young people, the Podkarpackie children’s hospice, and the Janusz Korczak children’s home in Strzyzów
Congratulations! Employees of the Rzeszów facility handed over donations totaling US$ 20,000.
More than 215,000 square feet of additional area for production – BorgWarner remains on growth course in the Polish town of Rzeszów. The construction work to expand the facility, which was started in the autumn of 2016 and completed one year later, made it possible to establish new production lines, introduce innovative manufacturing processes, and create more space for administration.
With expansion of its facility in Rzeszów, BorgWarner is once again extending its production capacities in Europe.
This work makes it possible for the location to engage in continuous development, win new production orders, and extend the number of workplaces. The investment also strengthens BorgWarner’s position as a product leader in the field of clean, energy-efficient solutions for drive systems that are supplied to auto manufacturers across the globe.
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