Magna celebrated the opening of a new electronics manufacturing facility recently in Grand Blanc Township, Michigan. The facility consolidates three nearby locations into a single state-of-the-art facility that combines 21st-century manufacturing with “people-first” workplace design and functionality, the company says.
By opening the 230,000-square-foot facility with an investment of nearly $50 million, Magna says it solidifies its presence in Grand Blanc Township and is positioned to continue its leadership in vision-based driver assistance systems. The new facility allows Magna to accelerate large-scale deployment of future technologies such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), advanced robotics and micro-LED lighting.
In addition to manufacturing ADAS components, the new facility is home to Magna’s advanced robotics R&D testing lab. With continued advancements in AI, the company is bringing more smart factory concepts into its operations, and this new lab allows the testing and implementation of robotics that are adaptable, flexible and work in collaboration with people.
The plant also is the home of Magna Rohinni Automotive, a joint venture formed in 2018 to bring ultra-thin, flexible micro-LED lighting solutions to market. Magna and Rohinni have announced that this joint venture, after less than one year, has a dedicated production line installed in the new facility and stands ready to support production for customers.