Magna expanding Newmarket plant, creating 75 jobs

Monday April 07, 2014
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Magna International has announced it will create 75 new jobs with a $1.5-million expansion of its Magna Closures operating unit in Newmarket, Ont.
Magna Closures, which produces latching system technology, will begin producing electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry at its Dortec manufacturing facility - a move the company says will further position Magna Closures to meet the growing trend of increased electronic functionality in automobiles.

Dortec has established a reputation as a world-class manufacturer of closure and latching systems for global automakers. With this expansion in place, Magna Closures will commence production later this year for customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Production is expected to include electronic control modules for power closure and roof systems, as well as an innovative electronic latching product that requires no cables, rods or moving handles in the door. The company said the benefits of this new technology will include significant weight savings and a reduced number of components, the flexibility to be used in any type of car or truck, and improved sound quality and craftsmanship.

"We expect electronic closure and latching technologies to be a game-changer for the industry over the next five years, and they will eventually become the future mainstream design," said Frank Seguin, president of Magna Closures. "With our expansion at Dortec, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this as it occurs."

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