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About BERU®


BERU® is a Registered Trademark of BorgWarner. The BERU® brand has a proud history of technical innovation and product development. Today, it provides quality parts to the world's leading car manufacturers and the aftermarket.

Leading technology and innovation 

Passion about progress and bold innovation has fuelled the BERU® success. 21 globally-networked technology centres enable to bring breakthroughs in advanced technology, innovation and OE matching quality to the aftermarket. Hundreds of patents have been secured to bring advanced technologies for cleaner engines and enhanced safety and comfort.

The BERU® Brand 

The diesel cold start systems are manufactured in the same facilities who provide the products to the OEM.

Almost all OE-manufacturers of automobiles, commercial vehicles and engines are BorgWarner customers. For the Aftermarket, Federal-Mogul supplies all the well-known distributors and workshop operators. The main production facilities for BERU® glow plugs and ignition coils are located in Ludwigsburg, Germany.

BERU® History


Intro of Iridium Spark Plug technology and the Ultra Plus Titan Spark Plug short range 





Launch Ceramic Glow Plug




Pressure Sensor Glow Plug technology



Launch Glow control Unit




Launch ISS





Development and production of BERU® ignition coils and the headquarters in Ludwigsburg






BERU®'s first rapid glow plug shortens preaheating time to 20 seconds. 






Bipolar glow plug with replaceable wire filament


Development and production of the world's first glow plugs for starting cold Diese engines. Further development of the BERU® products in the areas of ignition technology and Diesel cold-start technology.





Julius Behr and Albert Ruprecht establish a spark plug factory