Magneti Marelli Opens New Lighting Plant in Russia
The new production facilities are located near the city of Ryazan, 200 km south-east of Moscow, in the centre of a strategic area for the automotive sector that, within a radius of a few hundred kilometres, brings together the production plants of all leading global and local car makers.
The production area covers a total surface of 5600 square metres, with various assembly lines dedicated to automotive lighting devices, such as headlamps, rear lamps and fog lights.
When working at full speed, the plant will be able to produce approximately two million pieces a year with a workforce of 200 units. The new plant was also designed to accommodate further expansions to different types of product families.
As for lighting devices, production will be aimed at both local manufacturers (Autovaz, Gaz, Sollers) and international car makers (Renault, Volkswagen, Ford etc.) operating in Russia. The strengthening of Magneti Marelli’s presence in Russia is also functional in terms of supporting Fiat Group’s industrial partnerships in that country.
This new industrial settlement joins the already existing Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting plant in Ryazan - built in 1995 - and aims to satisfy the growing demand of high-quality components on the Russian automotive market.
Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli, said: “Expanding Magneti Marelli’s industrial presence in Russia is part of the strategy that has driven us to widen our footprint on growing automotive markets worldwide over the past three years, in order to be close to local and global customers.”
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