Magneti Marelli Holding USA has set up an exhaust system
manufacturing plant located in Independence Township, Mich., near Clarkston.
The official opening was marked by a brief ceremony for its employees, followed
by a family event.
Magneti Marelli Holding USA President and CEO Stephane Vedie
noted that with the addition of the exhaust plant, each of the company’s
business lines is now represented in North America, providing and expanding
footprint to serve its customers here and around the world.
Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli said that the
exhaust business, with a very significant presence in Europe, South America
and, since few years, also in China and India, is now adding an important
presence also in the US.
According to a press release, the new plant strengthens
Magneti Marelli’s position in North America adding to its competencies that
include automotive lighting, powertrain, electronic systems, suspension
systems, aftermarket and motorsport.
The 100,000-plus square foot plant located in suburban
Detroit is the first Michigan manufacturing facility for Magneti Marelli, whose
North American headquarters is in nearby Auburn Hills. Employing 75 people, the
plant manufactures hot end exhaust manifold integrated with catalytic
converters and will reach a production capacity of about 300,000 units per
All manufacturing operations are performed on site,
including forming of the canister in which catalyst materials are inserted, and
robotic welding of the various components to create the finished product. The
first important project is related to Fiat Chrysler platforms.
Picture of Magneti
Marelli exhaust system manufacturing plant in the US