BorgWarner Acquisitions Made with an Eye on the Future of Motorsports

Mar 8, 2019

BorgWarner has formed Cascadia Motion LLC to merge the operations of recently acquired companies Rinehart Motion Systems LLC and AM Racing Inc.

According to BorgWarner, Cascadia Motion will retain an entrepreneurial culture and explore a wide variety of electric and hybrid propulsion solutions for niche and emerging applications, including car and motorcycle racing.

“Rinehart Motion Systems and AM Racing are two established companies in the specialty electric and hybrid propulsion sector,” said Hakan Yilmaz, chief technology officer at BorgWarner. “Bringing them together as Cascadia Motion will allow us to offer design, development and production of full electric and hybrid propulsion systems for niche and low-volume manufacturing applications.”

According to BorgWarner, Rinehart Motion Systems will provide expertise in propulsion inverters and controls for electric and hybrid electric vehicles for professional motorsports, motorcycles, specialty road cars, buses and heavy-duty sectors, while AM Racing will bring experience designing and manufacturing single- and dual-core electric motors and gearsets used in those same market segments.

“Cascadia Motion LLC will expand the company’s ability to support a wide variety of customers with small-scale projects, specialty products and low-volume manufacturing needs,” the company stated in a press release. “In addition, BorgWarner’s global production facilities can be utilized as Cascadia Motion customers grow to require high-volume production.”