Magneti Marelli opens suspension systems plant in China

MMarelli Foshan AL New PlantMagneti Marelli, a part of FCA Group and producer of advanced systems and components for the automotive industry, has opened a manufacturing facility for suspension systems at Nansha in Guangzhou, China. The new plant will host also pedals systems production.

The production capacity at full speed will enable the plant to supply suspension systems for about 220 thousand vehicles a year, and pedal boxes for about 100 thousand vehicles a year. The plant will start with a team of about 60 employees.

Sylvain Dubois, country manager of Magneti Marelli China, stated, “Over the last ten years, we have invested in new space, know-how, and new centres for research and development in order to support our clients. With the inauguration of this plant in Guangzhou, Magneti Marelli China integrate the activities related to suspension systems and plastic components and modules, also to support directly FCA Group brands in the region.”

Antonio Ferrara, CEO of Magneti Marelli Suspension Systems, added, “The opening of the Nansha plant is an important result for the suspension business area in terms of the standardisation of processes and the application of advanced production technologies. In terms of standardisation, we are, for example, now able to replicate the same type and quality of process in Europe, in Brazil and in China, three key production areas in the automotive world. In terms of technology, we have furthermore implemented an evolved welding technique which allows us to obtain traceability for every single product.”

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