Magna, no not magma from the Austin Powers movies, will begin overseeing paint shop operations at the new Jeep complexe in Toledo, OH.
As part of Chrysler Group’s innovative manufacturing project in Toledo, three supplier partners will manage and operate major parts of the vehicle production process from facilities within the Toledo South plant footprint. While Magna Steyr will run the paint shop, the Kuka Group is responsible for building bodies for the 2007 Jeep Wrangler and Hyundai Mobis-owned Ohio Module Manufacturing Company (OMMC) will assemble the vehicle’s chassis. Chrysler Group has the responsibility for the final trim and assembly operations of the plant. All four facilities were completed earlier this year and have been producing pilot parts since April.
“We are very pleased that Magna is joining this new supplier model in Toledo,” said Peter Rosenfeld, Executive Vice President – Procurement & Supply, Chrysler Group. “Magna is one of our top-performing partners measured against Chrysler Group’s four key value drivers: quality, technology, cost and supply. In addition, Magna Steyr is familiar with our production processes and standards since its Graz (Austria) assembly plant builds and paints several Chrysler Group models for international markets.”