Magneti Marelli announces new assembly line in Juarez plant
With Audi, BMW, Daimler and Nissan having recently announced moves to expand their vehicle production for the North American market in Mexico, Italian supplier Magneti Marelli is also cranking up its activities in this environment. The company now has announced it plans to establish a new assembly line for LED modules.
This enlargement of production of advanced lighting technologies is aimed at satisfying technology applications and customer needs in the NAFTA market, in which the LED technology penetration for front lighting is expected to grow from approximately 20% in 2016 to approximately 50% in 2020.
Magneti Marelli’s Juarez LED operation will start with the involvement of 115 employee (165 by 2016), and grow to nearly 400 people by the end of 2017. The Juarez production site, which started to produce headlamps in 1997 is one of Magneti Marelli’s largest plants with over 3,000 employees producing various lighting products. It manufactures head lamps, tail lamps, rear appliques, and various electronic modules.