Magna starts building a $75 million plant in Mexico to produce AWD systems for Audi

Article by Christian Andrei, on May 2, 2014

Magna International Inc.’s Magna Powertrain (MPT) operating unit has broken ground its new manufacturing facility in Ramos Arizpe, Coahuila, Mexico. It was attended by customer representatives, employees and government officials. To support increased business, the Ramos Arizpe facility will be the third building at MPT's operation in the location.

The new Ramos Arizpe facility – tasked to build all-wheel drive systems for the Audi luxury brand -- is expected to be around 16,000 square meters (172,000 square feet) and will increase its workforce by around 230 people at full capacity.

Magna has invested around $75 million to complete the new Ramos Arizpe facility, which will open in 2016. Jake Hirsch, President of Magna Powertrain, remarked that MPT Ramos has become a global ‘Center of Excellence’ for Magna Powertrain's AWD and 4WD product lines.

He said that the new facility will allow magna to extend its AWD capabilities and boost its position as a world leader in the field. MPT first came to Ramos Arizpe in 1999, and now operates two facilities building AWD and 4WD systems and boasts of over 1,400-strong workforce. MPT Ramos produced over 2 million axles and driveline products last year. [source: Magna]

Topics: magna, mexico, awd, audi

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