Canadian Manufacturing

Magna opens new chassis assembly plant in Mexico

130,000-sq.ft. facility south of Mexico City will produce structural welded assemblies for automakers including Nissan



Magna's new Autotek Morelos plant in Mexico will produce automotive chassis products. PHOTO Magna

Magna’s new Autotek Morelos plant in Mexico will produce automotive chassis products. PHOTO Magna

AURORA, Ont.—Ontario-based auto supplier Magna International Inc. has opened a new chassis plant in Mexico, marking the company’s 31st facility in that country.

The 130,000-sq.ft. Autotek Morelos facility in Emiliano Zapata, Morelos, Mexico, about 100 kilometres south of Mexico City, will produce structural welded assemblies for automakers including Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and is expected to employ approximately 300 people at full production capacity.

“On behalf of Magna, I want to thank the local community and the state of Morelos for their ongoing support and collaboration on this project,” Sandro Passera, executive vice-president of operations in Mexico for Cosma International, Magna’s body and chassis operating unit, said in a statement.

“They have helped make it possible for us to continue growing our world-class manufacturing operation, and we are excited for the opportunity to support our customers from this new facility.”

Magna established its first facility in Mexico in 1991.

The company employs more than 24,000 people in Mexico.

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