Magneti Marelli opens its first exhaust system plant in the US
Magneti Marelli opened its first exhaust system manufacturing plant in the United States at Independence Township, Michigan. It’s hoped that the new plant will strengthen the Italian manufacturer’s position in North America, adding to its competencies that include automotive lighting, powertrain, electronic systems, suspension systems, aftermarket, and motorsport.
“The inauguration of the Independence Township plant is a significant milestone for Magneti Marelli,” said Magneti Marelli Holding USA President and CEO Stephane Vedie. “With the addition of the exhaust plant, each of the company’s business lines is now represented in North America, providing and expanding footprint to serve our customers here and around the world.”
“For all its business areas, Magneti Marelli has a footprint that is fitting the key customers’ needs and enables a strategic positioning on the global automobile market,” said Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli. “The Exhaust business, with a very significant presence in Europe, South America and, since few years, also in China and India, is now adding an important presence also in the US”
The 100,000 square foot plant is located in one the suburbs of Detroit, not too far away from the company’s North American headquarters in Auburn Hills. The facility employs 75 local people, and manufactures hot end exhaust manifold integrated with catalytic converters. It’s expected to reach a production capacity of about 300,000 units per year.
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