BorgWarner Inc. expanding Oconee County operations

April 20, 2023

$42.7 million investment will create 122 new jobs

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.

”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,” said BorgWarner President and Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Lissalde.

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.