Magna expands in China with new engineering centre
In a bid to expand its footprint in China, Canadian automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. has established a new seating engineering centre in the Xuhui District of Shanghai.
In a statement, Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said that the newly established engineering centre will help it “match the pace of growth in the world’s largest automotive market.”
The new location, which will include a seating testing lab and prototype shop, will employ approximately 60 people initially, but is expected to increase employment to more than 100 at full capacity.
“Opening a technical centre in China is a reinforcement of our commitment to our customers as they are looking for innovation and technology breakthroughs in the local market,” said Mike Bisson, president of Magna Seating. “This centre will help us stay in tune with local industry expectations and trends.”