Magna launches production at Mexico thermoforming plant

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: September 19, 2013 2:29 pm ET
Updated: September 19, 2013 2:38 pm ET

Image By: Magna International Inc. Magna's Arteaga, Mexico, plant thermoforms vehicle headliners.

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Injection Molding, Thermoforming, Mexico
Companies & Associations Magna International Inc.

Magna International Inc. has launched production at two new plants in Mexico, one of them a 148,000-square-foot facility for the auto supplier's interiors group.

The Arteaga plant has thermoforming to produce headliners and injection molding for other interior parts, Magna officials said. The site also has auxiliary operations such as foam-in-place manufacturing, cut and sew operations, water jet trimming, bonding and assembly.

The bulk of the work will be for headliners and overhead consoles along with cargo management substrates, and heating and air conditioning vents. Parts will go to a variety of automakers including General Motors Co. assembly plants in both Mexico and the U.S.

At full production, the site will employ 345.

Magna, based in Aurora, Ontario, also marked the opening of another plant on Sept. 10 for its Cosma International group, which focuses on body and chassis systems. The two new plants bring Magna's footprint in Mexico up to 30 different facilities.


Comments

Magna launches production at Mexico thermoforming plant

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: September 19, 2013 2:29 pm ET
Updated: September 19, 2013 2:38 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Sumitomo Bakelite buying injection molder Vaupell Holdings

April 24, 2014 7:37 pm ET

Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital LLC of Miami has entered into a definitive agreement to sell plastics processor Vaupell Holdings Inc. to Sumitomo...    More

Image

Plastics News Now: Simpsons go Lego, Pharrell Williams gets into recycled plastic

April 24, 2014 8:45 am ET

Lego has teamed up with "The Simpsons" for a special episode, we see the trends at the International Home + Housewares Show and musician Pharrell...    More

Injection molder Precision Plastics adding space, presses in Indiana

April 24, 2014 2:54 pm ET

Custom injection molder Precision Plastics Inc. is expanding its Columbia City, Ind., operation.    More

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts

April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.    More

Image

China's biggest fuel tank maker getting a US foothold

April 23, 2014 4:41 pm ET

The majority owner of China's biggest fuel tank maker is expanding its global automotive footprint with the acquisition of the fuel tank unit of Canad...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events