Magna builds 1M seats in Louisville

Magna builds 1M seats in Louisville

Kentucky plant hits milestone 3 years into production.

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April 14, 2015

Aurora, Ontario, Canada – Magna International Inc.’s Louisville Seating Systems manufacturing division has achieved the production milestone of 1 million sets of automobile seats. Louisville Seating started producing complete seat sets in April 2012 for the Ford Escape, and since then has expanded its customer base to help reach the million mark.

"I am extremely proud of our team's hard work and commitment to delivering high-quality vehicle seat sets to our customers," says Steve Alderson, General Manager, Louisville Seating Systems. "This milestone reflects our employees' daily commitment and dedication to quality, delivery and world-class manufacturing."

Louisville Seating Systems, a 140,000ft2 operation with approximately 450 employees, performs complete seat assembly as well as just-in-time sequencing and delivery. In addition to the Ford Escape, the plant produces the complete seats for the Lincoln MKC and foam seat pads to Magna's Spring Hill, Tennessee, facility. The Louisville facility uses a variety of advanced manufacturing processes and materials, including flexible color capabilities and recyclable bio-poly foam.

"We have the capability to provide customers with a variety of seating technologies, from innovative lightweight material solutions to complete seat assembly, as reflected in this milestone," says Mike Bisson, Magna Seating president.

Source: Magna International