Kentucky plant produces 1 million vehicle seat sets in three years
AURORA, ON, April 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. announces today that its Louisville Seating Systems manufacturing division has achieved the production milestone of 1 million sets of automobile seats manufactured. Louisville Seating started producing complete seat sets in April 2012 for the Ford Escape, and since then has expanded its customer base to help reach the million mark.
"I am extremely proud of our team's hard work and commitment to delivering high-quality vehicle seat sets to our customers," said Steve Alderson, General Manager, Louisville Seating Systems. "This milestone reflects our employees' daily commitment and dedication to quality, delivery and world-class manufacturing."
Louisville Seating Systems, a 140,000-square-foot operation with approximately 450 employees, performs complete seat assembly as well as just-in-time sequencing and delivery. In addition to the Ford Escape, the plant produces the complete seats for the Lincoln MKC and also supplies foam seat pads to Magna's Spring Hill, Tennessee, facility. The Louisville facility uses a variety of advanced manufacturing processes and materials, including flexible color capabilities and recyclable bio-poly foam.
"We have the capability to provide customers with a variety of seating technologies, from innovative lightweight material solutions to complete seat assembly, as reflected in this milestone," said Mike Bisson, Magna Seating President. "Congratulations to the entire Louisville Seating Systems team."
Magna is a market leader in seating technology and supplies automakers with products ranging from intricately engineered seat mechanisms to complete seat systems. Magna has been at the forefront of seating innovations by introducing new technologies such as the industry-first Stow 'n Go® seating system and the segment-redefining Sedan Slouch™ rearview sedan seat concept. (Stow 'n Go is a registered trademark of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.)
About Magna International
We are a leading global automotive supplier with 313 manufacturing operations and 84 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have approximately 131,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative 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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