SHANGHAI – Magna opened a new engineering center here on September 19 dedicated to the developing and delivering the latest mirror and vision systems technologies to Asian markets.
The new engineering center is expected to generate up to 100 new jobs, including a number of highly-skilled engineers. The facility will also feature an innovation showroom where customers will be able to see and interact with Magna’s latest technologies from all over the world.
“China is a key hub for our engineering and product development within Asia and around the globe,” said John O’Hara, Magna Closures & Mirrors President. “Our new Shanghai engineering center allows us to increase our development activity, providing even more customizable solutions for automakers.”
Magna, already the global leader in automotive mirrors, aims to bring newer technologies like its ClearViewTM inside and outside mirrors to China. As a leader in both camera-based advanced driver assistance systems and mirrors, Magna developed ClearViewTM to help improve visibility while changing lanes, backing out of a parking space, or driving with a vehicle full of cargo.
The Canadian supplier has 44 manufacturing plants in China, with six of them dedicated to mirrors production and serving more than 45 customers globally including Volkswagen, Ford, GM, Nissan and Great Wall.