Magna Steyr builds 1 millionth vehicle for BMW

Magna Steyr builds 1 millionth vehicle for BMW

Contract manufacturing for BMW, MINI cars goes back more than 10 years.


Graz, Austria – Magna International Inc.’s Magna Steyr division has produced its 1,000,000th vehicle for BMW from its assembly line in Graz, Austria. Since 2003, Magna has produced the BMW X3, MINI Countryman, and MINI Paceman vehicles for BMW.

"This milestone shows the comprehensive trust in our capability as a vehicle contract manufacturer and the commitment our employees have toward world class quality, ensuring that every vehicle completely satisfies the most exacting standards," says Günther Apfalter, president Magna Steyr and Magna International Europe.

The cooperation began in 2001 with the contract for the BMW X3 (production came two years later) and has continued with the production of the two MINI models which started in 2010.

At the start of this year, Magna Steyr and the BMW Group signed a new contract ensuring that the successful partnership between BMW Group und Magna Steyr will continue after the end of the current manufacturing contract for the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman.

Source: Magna Steyr