Magna has launched a new seating facility to support BMW business in Chomutov, Czech Republic. The new plant will be supplying seating systems in various configurations for several BMW models, and production will start by the end of this year.
The state-of-the-art facility uses smart factory manufacturing concepts to increase efficiency and quality output for customers. The 6,000 square meters plant has the capacity to produce more than 360,000 seat sets per year. The plant has created 150 new jobs and is expected to add an additional 150 employees throughout 2019.
“Our facility is using the latest technology with special attention given to high flexibility so that we can react quickly to new developments and changing requirements of our customers. We don’t just build seats, we define what’s possible and we deliver on that to meet our customers’ ever-changing needs,” said General Manager Martin Polívka of Chomutov Seating.
Mike Bisson, President Magna Seating, said: “Continuing to win business with a customer like BMW Group is critical to our global growth and speaks to our ability to produce innovative, cost-effective seating solutions.”
Magna’s seating group has 16 manufacturing locations in Europe, five of them in the Czech Republic, along with 50 manufacturing locations and six R&D centres around the rest of the world.