BorgWarner acquires Hubei SSE charging business

BorgWarner acquires Hubei SSE charging business

SSE’s electrification capabilities in China are expected to complement BorgWarner in Europe and North America.

BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the electric vehicle solution, smart grid and smart energy businesses of Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE). The transaction has an enterprise value of up to RMB 410 million (approx. $59.36 million).

Headquartered in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China, SSE’s electrification business supplies patented electric vehicle charging solutions to customers in China and more than 70 other countries. SSE says it has delivered over 50,000 charging points and has led the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of more than 250 charging station sites. SSE’s charging and electrification capabilities in China are expected to complement BorgWarner’s existing capabilities in Europe and North America, the companies say. SSE’s 2022 revenues for the electrification business are expected to be approximately RMB 180 million (approx. $26.06 million).

The transaction is subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions and SSE shareholder approval. The closing is expected in the first quarter of 2023.

“This transaction makes good business sense as we continue to bolster our fast-charging capabilities globally,” said Frédéric Lissalde, president and CEO of BorgWarner. “SSE will bring enhanced offerings while supporting Charging Forward, our strategy to accelerate our growth in electrification. We look forward to welcoming their talented team to BorgWarner.”

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