... BorgWarner. Many of these companies have changed names over this period, owing to mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Many of these companies have changed names over this period, owing to mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. A database of 50 years of FORTUNE's list of America's largest corporations. Since 1955, when the first FORTUNE 500 was created, more than 1,800 companies have appeared on the list. The manufacturer and engineer of powertrain applications for the automotive industry is based in Auburn Hills, Mich., and has 68 manufacturing and technical facilities in 19 countries. Since 1955, when the first FORTUNE 500 was created, more than 1,800 companies have appeared on the list. The manufacturer and engineer of powertrain applications for the automotive industry is based in Auburn Hills, Mich. and has 58 facilities in 19 countries.