A new Magneti Marelli plant, aimed at the production of suspension systems for FCA, has been inaugurated in Guangzhou, China. The plant is located near the Planvim industrial park, Nansha district, and will integrate with the suspension systems area of the industrial perimeter of Magneti Marelli in China. The new plant will also host pedals systems production.
The structure covers an area of 27,000 square metres, over 17,000 of which are devoted to production facilities. The production capacity at full speed will enable the plant to supply suspension systems for about 220,000 vehicles a year, and pedal boxes for about 100,000 vehicles a year. The plant will start with a team of about 60 employees.
Sylvain Dubois, country manager of Magneti Marelli China, said: “Over the last 10 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, declared: “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.