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.
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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