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    Michael Druml takes on purchasing role at Magna

    2018-09-04T09:58:59Z

    Michael Druml (pictured) has taken over as vice-president of purchasing for Magna International Europe replacing Klaus Iffland, who has retired from the company. Druml will continue to work as director of purchasing and logistics at Magna Steyr, the company division which provides contract manufacturing and engineering services. Here he oversees ...

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    Valmet to produce next generation of Mercedes-Benz compacts

    2017-03-29T16:38:51Z

    Daimler has confirmed that the next generation of it’s compact A-class model will continue to be produced by contract manufacturer Valmet in Finland. The current generation of the A-Class has been produced at the plant in Uusikaupunki since 2013 and in February production of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV began there ...

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    BMW to subcontract additional X1 output to the Netherlands

    2017-01-25T12:37:47Z

    The VDL Nedcar contract manufacturing plant in the Netherlands will start assembly of the BMW X1 this August to serve local and global export markets, sharing output with BMW’s plant in Regensburg in south-east Germany, the carmaker has confirmed. By sharing production of the model at the Dutch plant, close ...

  • Magna Graz Austria complex
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    Magna to make BMW 5 Series under contract in Graz

    2016-09-16T15:59:52Z

    BMW has engaged Magna Steyr to make its new 5 Series sedan at the Austrian automotive supplier’s contract vehicle assembly plant in Graz (pictured). Production will begin in 2017 ready for the car’s market launch in the middle of next year and the contract will run for its full lifecycle. ...

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    Volkswagen to start CKD assembly of Polo Vivo in Kenya

    2016-09-12T11:27:03Z

    Volkswagen has signed an agreement with the Kenyan government to start building the Polo Vivo at a facility in Thika, near Nairobi, by the end of this year. The plant is operated by Kenya Vehicle Manufacturers (KVM), which assembles buses, trucks and passenger vehicles under contract for a range of ...

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    Valmet to build Mercedes-Benz GLC in Finland

    2015-12-02T10:51:40Z

    Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will contract out supplementary assembly of its GLC model to Finnish contract manufacturer Valmet Automotive at its plant in Uusikaupunki. Annual build is estimated to be around 100,000 when production begins in 2017. Valmet already builds the Mercedes-Benz A-Class at the plant. Valment is restructuring ...