Borg Warner Inc. is an American worldwide automotive industry components and parts supplier. It is primarily known for its powertrain products, which include manual and automatic transmissions and transmission components, such as electro-hydraulic control components, transmission control units, friction materials, and one-way clutches, turbochargers, engine valve timing system components, along with Warnerfour-wheel drive system components.
Borg-Warner Corporation is formed in 1928. Founding companies include Borg & Beck, Marvel-Schebler, Warner Gear and Mechanics Universal Joint.
In 1987 Borg-Warner Corporation goes through a leveraged buy-out and, through a series of complex transactions, ceases to exist. Borg-Warner Automotive Inc., is created as a subsidiary of a new corporation named Borg-Warner Corporation (later known as Borg-Warner Security Corporation).
In 1993 Borg-Warner Automotive Inc. was spun-off from Borg-Warner Security Corporation and becomes an independent company.
In 2006 BorgWarner acquires the European transmission and engine controls product lines from Eaton Corporation in Monaco. The Airoll concept started as a collbaration between the Borg-Warner Corporation and the US Navy and was originally described as the first successful mating of the track and wheel. It first appeared in 1961 and the vehicles were exrensively tested. The tyres on each side rolled freely on axles attached to a endless chains which were driven by large sprockets at the rear of the vehicle. The lower tyres became stationary when the track assembly pressed down on on them. Steering was by the brake & skid method which worked well and performance was very good on soft terrain and when swimming, but ride, durabiliity and reliability were poor of hard surfaces.

In 1973 a modern, full-time four-wheel drive transfer case, which incorporates HY-VO chain and a torque-biasing differential, is developed.
In 1995 Production of 44-05 Torque-on-Demand (TOD) transfer case, the first application of computer-controlled all-wheel drive, begins for Ford.
In 1997 Production of the 44-09 4WD transfer case for Mercedes-Benz begins.
In 1998 BorgWarner's FWD/AWD system is patented.
In 2002 Haldex Gen II AWD coupling is introduced. ITMI AWD coupling launches at Hyundai.
In 2004 Haldex Gen III AWD coupling is introduced.
In 2007 Haldex Cross-Wheel Drive (XWD) launches on a global platform.
In 2012 GenV AWD coupling is introduced.
In 2014 BorgWarner is named sole North American supplier for two-speed, part-time four-wheel drive transfer cases for Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. The transfer case featured in the Toyota Tundra is also equipped with BorgWarners HY-VO transfer case chain.
Airoll first prototype of Borg Warner in 1962. Deep mud, sand or snow was crossed with ease with this new off-road locomotion. In soft soils, free-rolling tires became stationary. Pict from Popular Science, Jan 1963.
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