An Open and Shut Case: Magna Makes 50 Millionth Side Door Latch

SAILAUF, Germany, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc., the global leader in volume and sales for automotive latching products, announces that its Motrol closures manufacturing division in Guasticce, Italy, has achieved a noteworthy milestone: 50 million side-door latches manufactured for Volkswagen Group vehicles. Since starting production in 2003, Magna's Motrol division has supplied many of the Group's vehicles with its highly engineered side-door latches.

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The Magna plant in Guasticce initially supplied one Audi model, and in the following years production was expanded to supply side-door latches on additional vehicles within the Volkswagen Group portfolio. This led to a rapid increase in door-latch production volume for the plant, which by 2012 was producing an average of 6 million latches per year, a production record for the facility.

"We have been developing and manufacturing side-door latches for our Volkswagen Group customers for more than 10 years, and our product is a true benchmark in terms of reliability, quietness and real-world quality performance," said Frank Seguin, president of Magna Closures. "This production milestone demonstrates our capabilities in supporting global vehicle programs with innovative and competitive products, as well as the confidence our customers place in us."

About Magna International
We are a leading global automotive supplier with 317 manufacturing operations and 83 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries. We have over 130,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative products and processes, and World Class Manufacturing. Our product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing. Our Common Shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit our website at www.magna.com.

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SOURCE: Magna International Inc.

For further information:

Tracy Fuerst
Director, Corporate Communications &
Media Relations
(248) 631-5396
Tracy.fuerst@magna.com


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