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BorgWarner plant in Bradford celebrates 3 million accident-free working hours and donates prize money to local charity organizations

  • Production of state-of-the-art turbochargers runs for 3 million hours with no accidents
  • James Verrier, President and CEO BorgWarner, presents the "CEO Safety Award" to the plant
  •  Prize money of $20,000 donated to Samantha Sykes Foundation and Delius Special School

Bradford, July 10, 2018 – The BorgWarner employees at the Bradford plant have shown a good example: James Verrier, President and CEO of the American supplier, has now rewarded the excellent result of 3 million accident-free working hours by presenting the plant with the "CEO Safety Award" during a presentation ceremony held on July 4. Verrier handed the award over to Béla Csonka, Plant Manager at the facility, which develops and produces turbochargers for commercial vehicles. Besides the prize itself, the "CEO Safety Award" traditionally also includes a donation of $20,000 (around £15,000) for the staff of the award-winning plant to hand over to social institutions of their choice. The employees decided to donate the prize money to the Samantha Sykes Foundation Trust and the Delius Special School. Immediately after the award ceremony, $10,000 were presented to the representatives of both organizations.

"The safety of our personnel has maximum priority at BorgWarner. That is why it always gives me great pleasure to present sites and their staff with the ‘CEO Safety Award’", James Verrier said. He praised the workforce for its social commitment and its good work.

Béla Csonka was also very happy about the award and did not conceal how proud he was of his employees and their choice to gift the prize money to local organizations supporting children. "This award is the result of the marvelous work of all those involved at our plant in Bradford. Many of our employees are locals and want to help improve the lives of their fellow citizens. I think it’s great that we can support them even more with the prize money for the ‘CEO Safety Award’", Béla Csonka explained. He went on to say that the award demonstrated the high safety standards of the plant as well as being an incentive to further optimize the processes used in production.

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