Magna expands mirrors plant in Mexico
Aurora, Ont.-based automotive parts supplier Magna International Inc. is investing more than $16 million to expand its Magna Mirror Systems Monterrey plant in Monterrey, Mexico, as a result of new mirror business.
The expansion will add an additional 55,000 square feet to the 80,000-square-foot facility and introduce an automated paint line, an assembly line and a new injection molding section. The expansion is expected to also create approximately 60 new jobs to the current workforce of more than 620 employees.
“By expanding our facility and introducing an automated paint line, we are able to offer our customers more in terms of overall capability and product diversity,” said Genaro Costilla, general manager of Magna Mirror Systems Monterrey. “State and local government have been extremely supportive in our plans and we are excited to partner with them to create jobs and position ourselves for future business.”
Construction started in August 2015 and is expected to be completed sometime in August 2016.
Magna Mirror Systems Monterrey manufactures and assembles mirror glass and complete exterior mirrors for automakers, and is equipped with various capabilities including glass bending, coating and cutting.