MILAN and AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Magneti Marelli, a top global automotive systems and components supplier, is planning to locate a new lighting operation inside its existing site of Pulaski, Tennessee.
This new production unit completes the footprint of Magneti Marelli lighting division in the NAFTA area, that already has manufacturing sites in Juarez, Mexico, and in Tepotzotlan, Mexico. The aim is to serve the automotive clients located in NAFTA area at the highest quality and with the most advanced lighting technologies available.
About Magneti Marelli's Lighting Division
The lighting division of Magneti Marelli is one of the world leaders in the automotive lighting sector, having supplied about 20 million headlamps and about 22 million rearlamps to all the best global carmakers in 2011.
Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting has repeatedly set new standards in lighting technology over the last few years. Some of Automotive Lighting's main achievements in the recent history of lighting, are the introduction of the first Xenon lights into the market in 1991, the dynamic Xenon curve light in 2003 and the first headlamp with active infrared module sold worldwide in 2005. As revolution in lighting technology, AL launched the first Full-LED headlamp in mass production in 2008 covering all lighting functions in LED technology. Then came the first headlight worldwide to have an active infrared night vision system and since 2010, the first all-LED headlight with adaptive light function. The technological evolution resulting from LED and Xenon technologies has opened up new frontiers in terms of safety, reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions, as well as new flexibility for designers.
About Magneti Marelli
Magneti Marelli supplies all the leading carmakers in Europe, Asia, North and South America, with its 83 production units, 11 R&D centres and 26 application centres in 18 countries, about 34,000 employees and a turnover of 5.9 billion Euros in 2011. Its business areas include: Electronic Systems, Lighting, Powertrain, Suspensions systems, and Shock absorbers, Exhaust Systems, Plastic Components and Modules, Motorsport and Aftermarket Parts & Services.
About Magneti Marelli North America
Magneti Marelli's U.S. headquarters is located in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Magneti Marelli can rely on a longstanding presence in North America with Powertrain, Lighting, Electronic Systems, Suspension Systems (Shock Absorbers) and Motorsport businesses. Magneti Marelli has had operations in Sanford, North Carolina since 1976, with a plant dedicated to engine control systems. Initially the company was engaged in the production of carburettors, and then expanded to include intake manifolds, throttle bodies and air/fuel modules for automobiles, motorcycles and industrial engines for marine use.
The Shock Absorbers production activities are located in Pulaski, Tennessee. This plant houses the production of Exhaust Systems as well.
In 2011 a strategic partnership between Magneti Marelli and Mopar, to distribute parts in North America aftermarket, has been announced in Center Line, Michigan. The aim of this strategic agreement is to give Mopar dealership network the availability of Magneti Marelli product offer and service knowledge to fully service all-brand vehicles.
In the Auburn Hills Headquarters, Magneti Marelli houses all the engineering development, application engineering, testing labs and administrative support functions and sales for all the business lines in North America.
In addition, Magneti Marelli Motorsports NA team is located in the Auburn Hills offices.
Additional information and news from Magnetti Marelli S.p.A. is available at http://www.magnetimarelli.com
SOURCE Magneti Marelli