Magna makes 5 millionth transfer case for BMW

Magna makes 5 millionth transfer case for BMW

Actimax line of powertrain components part of partnership dating to 2003.

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June 27, 2016

Sailauf, Germany – Magna International Inc. has produced 5 million Actimax transfer cases for the BMW Group. Magna has been providing the German automaker with drive systems since 2003, including the Actimax transfer case, which powers the dynamic, fuel-saving all-wheel-drive in nearly all BMW xDrive models and is manufactured in Ilz and Lannach, Austria; and Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.

"We are proud of the entire team's commitment as well as the trust that BMW Group has placed in us and our innovative powertrain solutions," says Jake Hirsch, president of Magna Powertrain. "Milestones such as this demonstrate Magna's global leadership position in developing and producing all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems.

Through its powertrain operating unit, Magna is the largest independent 4WD/AWD supplier globally with 29% of an $8.2 billion consolidated market. All-wheel drive (AWD) technology, which was once limited to off-road vehicles, is now being used in almost all vehicle segments, including compact cars.

Magna is well-positioned to support its global customers as they meet the increasing demand for all-wheel drive systems and continue to look for innovative powertrain solutions that provide high performance and fuel-economy savings.

Source: Magna International Inc.