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Magna Opens Seating Facility In Chomutov, Czech Republic To Support BMW Business

Automotive supplier Magna International Inc. (MGA.TO,MGA) announced the opening of new state-of-the-art seat manufacturing facility in Chomutov, Czech Republic. The new plant in Chomutov, Czech Republic, will be supplying seating systems in various configurations for several BMW models. Production is expected to start before the end of this year.

Just over a year ago, Magna launched its first-ever seating business and facility with BMW Group.

According to Magna, the state-of-the-art facility uses smart factory manufacturing concepts to increase efficiency and quality output for customers as well as provide a flexible work environment for employees. The plant has a production area measuring 6,000 square meters and the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year. The plant has created 150 new jobs and is expected to add an additional 150 employees throughout 2019.

Magna noted that its seating group has 16 manufacturing locations in Europe, five of them in the Czech Republic, along with 50 manufacturing locations and six R&D centers around the rest of the world.

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