Magna International Inc.


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Brexit - that’ll be the Daewoo 

25 June 2018

The automotive industry used to be awash with sub-contract manufacturers. Some will argue it still is - lots of Japanese vehicle assembly is carried out by affiliates for example, while kit operations in far flung countries are often managed by sub-contractors. However, they could also be categorised more as joint ventures with the OEM holding a minority share.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Active grille shutter market

5 July 2016

The aim of an active grille shutter (AGS) is to respond to the driving environment in order to reduce drag and improve fuel economy. During motorway driving, for example, the louvres would close thereby pushing the air around the vehicle to improve aerodynamics. If the car is towing a load or slow moving in traffic, the louvres would remain open to help maintain the best engine temperature.  Given that an increasing number of cars now have an AGS, here is our round-up of the market.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - The internet of what, now....?

18 March 2016

You gotta love the way buzzwords and jargon spread like a Californian wildfire around the auto industry. I'd heard 'the Internet of Things' mentioned with ever-growing frequency in the months before hearing it in almost every presentation during my fascinating, week-long look at the [buzzwords alert] Connected Car sector in Ontario late last year.


RESEARCH SNAPSHOT: Mirrorless cars

17 February 2016

Given that wing mirrors add weight, cost and wind resistance to the car, it is not surprising that some automakers wish to eliminate them thereby creating a sleeker look.  As suppliers anticipate a change to mirror regulations, many are developing mirrorless systems using vehicle mounted cameras and dashboard monitors. Here is our snapshot of who is doing what..

Latest interviews


Magna makes an impact with front-end modules

18 July 2018

What is a front-end module? It depends on who makes it and for whom. Front-end modules (FEMs) typically encompass the bumper, headlights, radiator and various others parts. The benefits to the automaker from sourcing complete FEMs are clear: they can help cut the number of operations on the assembly line, reduce vehicle weight, cut tooling costs and improve working capital. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with component suppliers, we caught up with Rob Selle, Global Product Line Director, FEM, Fascia & Trim, Magna Exteriors, a front-runner serving the FEMs market.


Magna lifts the lid off the roof systems market

9 July 2018

Magna covers the entire spectrum of vehicle roof systems. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Uwe Behrendt, Director Sales, Magna Closures & Magna Car Top Systems to discuss trends in sunroofs, convertibles, solar technology and alternative lightweight glazing.


CES - Innoviz Technologies’ mission to enable AVs

5 January 2018

Initiating just-auto/QUBE's series of interviews with automotive suppliers exhibiting at CES this month, we spoke to Omer Keilaf, CEO and Co-founder of Innoviz Technologies just ahead of the official opening in Las Vegas to learn about the company's showcase. Innoviz develops LiDAR (which stands for Light Detection and Ranging) remote sensing solutions to enable the mass commercialisation of autonomous vehicles.


Magna CTO on autonomous drive tech, new materials

20 September 2017

Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we caught up with Swamy Kotagiri, Chief Technology Officer of Magna International at the IAA to learn more about its deep system knowledge across the car.

Latest news


Magna opens new Czech seating facility

11 October 2018

Magna has officially opened its new seating facility in Chomutov, Czech Republic, to support new BMW Group business.


Magna and Rohinni team on LED solutions

30 August 2018

Magna Electronics and Rohinni have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lighting solutions .


Magna Q2 net income up 14% to US$626m

8 August 2018

Magna has posted second-quarter net income attributable to Magna International, up 14% to US$626m.


Magna to jointly engineer and build EVs in China

18 June 2018

Magna said it would form two new joint ventures with Beijing Electric Vehicle (BJEV) for complete vehicle manufacturing as well as engineering of electric vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Magna’s 48-volt products cut emissions

15 June 2018

Magna is on the fast track to vehicle electrification. With its all-new industry-leading 48-volt transfer case and an array of other 48-volt products, Magna continues to help automakers meet increasingly stringent global CO2 and fuel-economy...


just-auto Plus only Audi and partners to connect EVs to home

14 June 2018

Audi is taking the idea of electric mobility beyond the automobile in offering its customers a tailor made system offering. To that end, the brand is teaming up with two new partners to connect its electric model Audi e-tron with the user's home...


just-auto Plus only Magna & May Mobility builds self-driving shuttles

14 June 2018

Getting around in crowded city streets of America is about to get a little easier. May Mobility, an Ann Arbor, Michigan startup building self-driving shuttles, has partnered with Magna, a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest...


BMW contracts redesigned Z4 build to Magna Steyr

6 June 2018

Magna Steyr said it had been contracted to build BMW's redesigned Z4 sportscar at its Graz, Austria, factory.


just-auto Plus only Magna develops new Comfort+ door latch for cars

24 May 2018

For automakers, two key customer satisfaction considerations are the feel of a car's door when opening and closing and the quietness of the cabin. Magna recently developed the Comfort+ door latch to address both concerns and has secured its first...


Magna Steyr starts on Merc G-Class update

18 May 2018

Production of Daimler's updated Merc G-Class has started at contract assembler Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria.


just-auto Plus only Renesas and Magna join over advanced ADAS systems

18 May 2018

Renesas Electronics Corporation, an industry-leading supplier of automotive semiconductor solutions, and Magna, a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, aim to accelerate the mass adoption of advanced driving...


US sanctions hit Porsche supervisory board nominee

14 May 2018

Porsche is postponing the appointment of Siegfried Wolf to the supervisory board of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) set for confirmation at the AGM tomorrow (15 May 2018) in Stuttgart.


Magna announces record Q1 results

11 May 2018

Magna has posted record quarterly sales for the quarter ended March 31, revenue up 21% year over year to US$10.79bn.


Magna creates 300 new UK jobs with aluminium plant

9 May 2018

Magna has opened its aluminium casting facility in Telford, England, to supply structural castings to Jaguar Land Rover creating 300 new jobs.


Magna Rus looks to country to escape Soviet past

3 May 2018

Magna Automotive Rus purchasing says localising in Russia has an element of being 'hostage to its Soviet past as the country looks to reduce its dependence on overseas imports.


Magna supplies solid-state LiDAR to BMW

27 April 2018

Magna has said that it - alongside partner Innoviz Technologies - will supply the BMW Group with solid-state LiDAR for upcoming autonomous vehicle production platforms.


Magna and BHAP form new door module JV in China

27 April 2018

A new joint venture between Magna and Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts (BHAP) has been formed and has already netted new door module business for a German OEM in China.


Magna opens new body and chassis plant in Mexico

20 April 2018

Global supplier Magna has opened a new body and chassis manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.


just-auto Plus only Magna with BAIC to develop smart EV architecture

10 April 2018

BAIC Group (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding) and Magna announced that they will jointly develop a next-generation smart electric vehicle architecture for the Chinese market. China is currently the leading market for electric mobility in the world, with...


Magna/GACC to jointly produce liftgates in China

3 April 2018

Magna announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) with GAC subsidiary, GAC Component (GACC), to begin production of composite liftgates for a global automaker's crossover vehicle starting in late 2018.


Magna opens first BMW seat supply factory

27 March 2018

Magna will supply seats to the BMW Group for the first time in the supplier's history.


Magna/Lyft to collaborate on self-driving systems

15 March 2018

Magna and rideshare firm Lyft have announced a multi-year collaboration in which the companies will jointly fund, develop, and manufacture self-driving systems. In addition, Magna will invest US$200m in Lyft equity. The establishment of this partnership is subject to regulatory approval.


Magna opens new Composites Centre of Excellence

8 March 2018

Magna says its new Composites Centre of Excellence in Esslingen, Germany, aims to help European automakers meet increasingly stringent emissions requirements with lightweight structures and exterior components made of advanced materials.


Magna starts Jaguar I-Pace production in Graz

5 March 2018

Magna has started contract assembly of Tata Motors' Jaguar's new I-Pace electric SUV.


Magna Q4 profit up 16% to US$556m

23 February 2018

Magna has unveiled fourth-quarter net income up 16% to US$556m, while also posting record sales increasing 12% to US$10.4bn.


Auto strikes grip Germany as union demands 6% rise

2 February 2018

A wave of strikes in the metalworking and electrical industries is continuing to sweep Germany today (2 February) as unions seek significantly improved wage increases and holiday benefits.


Magna supplies DCT for updated BMW Mini

30 January 2018

Magna said it was supplying BMW with Getrag 7DCT300 third generation dual clutch transmissions for large volume transverse vehicle platform (UKL) models including the BMW X1, just-announced updated Mini models plus the BMW 1 Series and 2 Series Tourer.


Magna Graz builds updated Mercedes-Benz G-Class

19 January 2018

Mercedes-Benz's latest G-Class will continue to be built under contract in Graz, Austria, by Magna Steyr.


Detroit - Magna shows aerodynamic systems

18 January 2018

Magna is highlighting its range of active aerodynamic systems at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, with an active air dam launching on the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck.


Magna sees growth beyond industry output rise

17 January 2018

Magna International has announced its financial outlook for 2018 and 2020, saying it expects to grow sales at a faster rate than that of global vehicle production.

Magna International Inc. news

Magna opens new Czech seating facility

11 October 2018

Magna has officially opened its new seating facility in Chomutov, Czech Republic, to support new...


Magna and Rohinni team on LED solutions

30 August 2018

Magna Electronics and Rohinni have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lightin...


Magna Q2 net income up 14% to US$626m

8 August 2018

Magna has posted second-quarter net income attributable to Magna International up 14% to US$626m....


Magna makes an impact with front-end modules

18 July 2018

What is a front-end module? It depends on who makes it and for whom. Front-end modules (FEMs) t...


Magna lifts the lid off the roof systems market

9 July 2018

Magna covers the entire spectrum of vehicle roof systems. Continuing just-auto/QUBE's series of i...


Brexit - that’ll be the Daewoo 

25 June 2018

The automotive industry used to be awash with sub-contract manufacturers. Some will argue it stil...



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