Magna has opened its Exteriors Queretaro facility in Mexico, at a ceremony attended by State Governor, Francisco Dominguez Servien and other members of regional governments.

The 290,000-square-foot injection moulding and robotic paint line facility will employ around 600 people, supplying global automakers with moulded parts such as fascias, bumpers and rocker panels.

“On behalf of Magna, I want to thank the city and State of Queretaro for their ongoing support and collaboration on this project,” said Magna Exteriors president, Grahame Burrow.

“They have helped make it possible for us to come here and establish this team and operation – we are excited for the opportunity to support our customers from this new facility.”

Magna established its first Mexico plant in Puebla in 1991 and has 30 manufacturing sites, one engineering & product development centre and almost 25,000 employees in Mexico.

The supplier has 306 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.

It has product capabilities include producing body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.