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Magna expands Newmarket Dortec plant, creating 75 jobs

Auto supplier says investment, new products indicative of shift from mechanical to electronic systems.


AURORA, Ont. — Magna International Inc. has invested $1.5 million to expand its Dortec manufacturing facility in Newmarket, Ont. to begin producing electronic systems and modules, creating 75 jobs.

Magna Closures will commence production later this year for customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Production is expected to include electronic control modules for power closure and roof systems, as well as an innovative electronic latching product.

The electronic side-door latch requires no cables, rods or moving handles in the door to reduce weight and the number of components, increase flexibility and improve sound quality and craftsmanship.

“We expect electronic closure and latching technologies to be a game-changer for the industry over the next five years and they will eventually become the future mainstream design,” said Frank Seguin, president of Magna Closures.

Magna Closures, an operating group of Magna International Inc., is a manufacturer of electro-mechanical systems and electronic components for the automotive sector, including door modules, window systems, latching systems, power sliding doors and power liftgates.

Aurora, Ont.-based Magna International has 316 manufacturing operations and 84 product development facilities worldwide.

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