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Magna opens new US$135M exteriors plant in Queretaro, Mexico

290,000 square-foot plant will employ 600, produce fascias, bumpers and rocker panels for range of global automakers


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Entrance of Magna's new plant in Queretaro, Mexico, northwest of Mexico City. PHOTO: Magna

Entrance to the auto part’s company’s new plant in Queretaro, Mexico, northwest of Mexico City. PHOTO: Magna

AURORA, Ont.—Canadian auto parts company Magna International Inc. has opened the doors at its newest manufacturing facility in Queretaro, Mexico.

The new plant, which is located northwest of Mexico City in central Mexico, will produce molded and painted parts such as fascias, bumpers and rocker panels for a range of Magna’s international clients.

The 290,000 square-foot facility is outfitted with injection molding and robotic paint lines, and is expected to employ 600 people.

Magna began construction on the plant last year, building on its significant footprint in Mexico. The company now has 30 manufacturing facilities south of the border, as well as an engineering and product development centre. The new site will bring the auto parts firm’s total workforce in Mexico to just short of 25,000.


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