AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – BorgWarner received a 2014 Regional Contribution Award from Toyota Motor Corp. during the Toyota Global Suppliers Convention held recently in Nagoya, Japan. The award recognizes BorgWarner’s outstanding contribution to Toyota’s localization success as its sole North American supplier of part-time four-wheel drive transfer cases for the 2014 Tundra pick-up truck.
BorgWarner’s transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra switch between two-wheel and four-wheel drive while moving (or “shifting-on-the-fly”). An electromagnetic-based system synchronizes the front and rear axle speeds before locking them together, providing a smooth, quiet and consistent transition from two-wheel to four-wheel drive with the turn of a dial, the company says. The transfer case featured in the Toyota Tundra also is equipped with BorgWarner’s HY-VO transfer case chain, optimized for high-efficiency and durable performance.
BorgWarner produces the transfer cases at its facility in Seneca, S.C.