Magna International Inc has inaugurated its new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, which will produce structural welded assemblies for global automakers. This 189,000-sq ft facility will manufacture assemblies for OEMs including BMW and Mercedes-Benz. It currently employs 400 people and is expected to grow to about 1,000 employees at full production.
Magna established its first facility in Mexico in 1991 with the opening of Autotek Puebla. Addition of this new body and chassis plant gives Magna 32 facilities and over 28,000 employees in Mexico.
Sandro Passera, Vice President, Cosma Mexico, said thanked the local community and the state of San Luis Potosí for their on-going support and collaboration on this project, on behalf of Magna. They have helped make it possible for Magna to continue growing its world-class manufacturing operation, and it is excited for the opportunity to support customers from this new facility, he added.