Magna Expanding Spartanburg PlantMar 26, 2018 02:33PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Magna International, a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is expanding its seat manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County. The company's $8 million expansion is projected to create 130 new jobs.
Headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, Magna operates facilities across the globe with competitive capabilities that include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and complete vehicle solutions. Magna has three other manufacturing locations in South Carolina and employs approximately 1,450 people in the state.
The company's seat manufacturing plant, which supplies seats to the BMW Group, will be expanding by 25,000 square feet and adding new shipping bays to accommodate increased customer volumes. The expansion was announced in 2016 and completion is projected for the third quarter of 2018.
"Today represents an exciting step forward in the growth and development of our business in North America," said Burge Young, seating vice president of operations. "We have a strong leadership team and a highly-skilled workforce who are dedicated to world-class manufacturing and have a clear mission: to be the premier seat supplier to our customers here in South Carolina and around the world."