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Italy-Based Magneti Marelli Opens Its Manufacturing Facility In Independence Township, Michigan

Italy-based Magneti Marelli Holding USA officially opened its 100,000 square foot exhaust system manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Michigan.

The plant located in suburban Detroit is the first Michigan manufacturing facility for Magneti Marelli, whose North American headquarters is in nearby Auburn Hills. Employing 75 people, the plant manufactures hot end exhaust manifold integrated with catalytic converters and will reach a production capacity of about 300,000 units per year.

According to Magneti Marelli its new plant strengthens its position in North America, adding to its competencies that include automotive lighting, powertrain, electronic systems, suspension systems, aftermarket and motorsport. All manufacturing operations are performed on site, including forming of the canister in which catalyst materials are inserted, and robotic welding of the various components to create the finished product.

"The inauguration of the IndependenceTownship plant is a significant milestone for Magneti Marelli," said Magneti Marelli Holding USA President/CEO Stephane Vedie. "With the addition of the exhaust plant, each of the company's business lines is now represented in North America, providing and expanding footprint to serve our customers here and around the world."

"For all its business areas, Magneti Marelli has a footprint that is fitting the key customers' needs and enables a strategic positioning on the global automobile market,” Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli said. "The Exhaust business, with a very significant presence in Europe, South America and, since few years, also in China and India, is now adding an important presence also in the United States".

The plant is also home to Magneti Marelli Aftermarket North America, which is responsible for the "Magneti Marelli Offered by Mopar" All Makes Parts Program. This All Makes program enables Chrysler Group dealerships to service all vehicle makes and models, as well as offer product to independent repair facilities.

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