At Seneca, Borg Warner named transfer case supplier for Toyota Tundra

Borg Warner manufacturing at Seneca is now the North American supplier of two-speed, part-time four wheel drive transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra pickup truck. The formal announcement was saved for an elaborate event today at Borg Warner’s plant on the Wells Highway. It was an event headlined by Senator Lindsey Graham, by Borg Warner President/CEO James Verner, among others. Oconee County and South Carolina were credited for having provided economic incentives for the company to invest $60 million at Seneca and, in the last five years, create nearly 500 new jobs there. The plant now counts 680 employees who work three shifts. Borg Warner transfer cases for the Toyota Tundra switch between two-wheel and four-wheel driving while moving—or “shifting-on-the-fly.” They use electromagnetic-based synchronization to synchronize the front and rear axle speeds before locking them together.