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Magna opens chassis production facility in Mexico

130,000 square-foot facility will produce welded structural assemblies for global automakers, including Nissan.


Greenfield plant is expected to employ approximately 300 people at full production. PHOTO: MAGNA INT.

Greenfield plant is expected to employ approximately 300 people at full production. PHOTO: MAGNA INT.

AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. has opened a 130,000 square-foot greenfield facility in Emiliano Zapata, Morelos, Mexico, where it will produce automotive chassis products.

The facility will produce structural welded assemblies for automakers including Nissan and is expected to employ up to 300 workers at full production.

Magna established its first facility in Mexico in 1991 with the opening of Autotek Puebla. With the addition of Autotek Morelos, it now has 31 facilities and more than 24,000 employees in Mexico.

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The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts manufacturer has 313 manufacturing operations and 84 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. It employs 131,000 people worldwide.

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