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Magna expands automotive electronic systems plant in Canada

ABR Staff Writer Published 09 April 2014

Magna Closures, an operating unit of Magna International, has invested $1.5m in its Dortec manufacturing facility in Ontario to produce electronic systems and modules for the automotive industry.

This move will enable the company to meet the demand for electronic functionality in automotive industry.

Currently, the Dortec plant produces closure and latching systems for global automotive manufacturers.

This expansion will enable the company to start production of electronic control modules for power closure and roof systems, and an electronic latching product later in 2014 for customers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Magna Closures president Frank Seguin said that the company expects electronic closure and latching technologies to be a game-changer for the industry over the next five years and they will eventually become the future mainstream design.

"With our expansion at Dortec we are well-positioned to capitalize on this as it occurs," Seguin added.

The new expansion will create 75 new jobs in the region.