– Strengthens Electronics and Power Electronics Products, Capabilities and Scale
– Positions BorgWarner for Greater Growth as Electrified Propulsion Systems Gain Momentum
– Enhances Key Combustion, Commercial Vehicle and Aftermarket Businesses
AUBURN HILLS, Michigan, Oct. .3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) today announced it has completed its acquisition of Delphi Technologies. The combination of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies is expected to strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics products, capabilities and scale, creating a leader in electrified propulsion systems that BorgWarner believes is well-positioned to take advantage of future propulsion migration.
“We are pleased to complete our acquisition of Delphi Technologies,” said Frédéric Lissalde, President and CEO, BorgWarner. “Through this combination, BorgWarner is even better positioned with a more comprehensive portfolio of industry-leading propulsion products and systems across combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. We expect that the combination will also strengthen our commercial vehicle and aftermarket businesses. We welcome Delphi Technologies’ colleagues around the world to the BorgWarner team and are excited about the opportunities we have together to address market trends towards electrification. I am proud of our global workforce, including our integration planning teams, for driving the business forward as we managed through the pandemic and laying a strong foundation for a seamless integration. I have great confidence that we will realize what we believe are significant benefits of this combination for our shareholders, customers and suppliers.”
Compelling Strategic and Financial Benefits:
Bringing BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies together is expected to:
- Strengthen BorgWarner’s electronics and power electronics products, capabilities and scale, creating a leader in electrified propulsion systems that BorgWarner believes is well-positioned to take advantage of future propulsion migration. Delphi Technologies brings industry leading power electronics technology and talent, with an established production, supply and customer base. The combined company will offer customers a suite of integrated and standalone offerings of power electronics products (including high voltage inverters, converters, on-board chargers and battery management systems) and capabilities (including software, systems integration and thermal management).
- Enhance BorgWarner’s combustion, commercial vehicle and aftermarket businesses. Delphi Technologies’ breadth of combustion propulsion products complements BorgWarner’s innovative portfolio, which is focused on clean technologies to increase efficiency and performance of modern combustion vehicles. Adding Delphi Technologies’ commercial vehicle and aftermarket business results in more balance across light vehicles, commercial vehicles and the aftermarket.
Global aftermarket customers will continue to benefit from an extensive portfolio of BorgWarner and Delphi Technologies OE-quality aftermarket parts, services, diagnostic tools and test equipment. As a brand of BorgWarner, Delphi Technologies Aftermarket will maintain its brand identity, and customers across the world will be able to rely on their trusted contacts for sales and customer service support.
The completion of the transaction follows approval by Delphi Technologies’ shareholders, receipt of required regulatory approvals, the satisfaction of certain conditions relating to indebtedness of Delphi Technologies, and the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. In connection with the close of this transaction, Delphi Technologies common stock will cease to be traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Conference Call and Presentation Materials
At 9:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 8, 2020, a brief conference call with additional details on the acquisition will be webcast at: http://www.borgwarner.com/en/Investors/default.aspx. Additionally, an acquisition presentation will be available at http://www.borgwarner.com/en/Investors/default.aspx.
BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. Building on its original equipment expertise, BorgWarner also brings market leading product and service solutions to the global aftermarket. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 99 locations in 24 countries, the company employs approximately 48,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit borgwarner.com.
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