News Release - Magna Receives Supplier Award from Chrysler

AURORA, Ontario, Canada, September 1, 2011 – Magna International Inc., the world’s most diverse automotive supplier, has received a 2011 Supplier Award from Chrysler Group LLC. The award was presented to Magna and 10 other suppliers on June 28 during Chrysler’s 2011 Annual Supplier Meeting and Awards Ceremony in Detroit, Mich.

For Magna’s award, Magna Exteriors and Interiors received special recognition for extraordinary efforts in resuming production within 72 hours of a fire at its Howell, Michigan, facility.

"The companies we recognize today exemplify the top level of supplier performance, a level we encourage all suppliers to strive for," stated Don Knott, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President of Purchasing and Supplier Quality. “On behalf of the entire Chrysler Group enterprise, I would like to thank these companies, their management teams and the thousands of employees who have dedicated themselves to excellence.”

Magna International supplies Chrysler on a global basis with a wide variety of parts and systems.

“As we continue to focus on delivering innovation and world-class manufacturing to our customers, it’s gratifying to be recognized for our efforts in the past year,” said Magna CEO Don Walker. “We thank Chrysler for this recognition, and we look forward to continued service as a strong supplier partner.”

In addition to the 2011 Supplier Award presented to Magna overall, eight of Magna’s manufacturing divisions were also recognized at the June 28 event with certificates of achievement from Chrysler Group for perfect quality in 2010 and 2011. The certificates were given to 144 supplier locations in recognition of excellence in product quality performance over the past two years. Magna’s divisions included:
  • Victor Manufacturing – Cosma International – Victor, Iowa
  • Modatek Systems – Cosma International – Milton, Ontario
  • Presstran Industries – Cosma International – St. Thomas, Ontario
  • Decoplas – Magna Exteriors and Interiors – Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico
  • Intier Auto Closures – Magna Closures – Shelby Township, Michigan
  • Ilz – Magna Powertrain – Ilz, Austria
  • Unimotion Gear – Magna Powertrain – Aurora, Ontario
  • Innovative Cooling Dynamics – Magna Powertrain – Mississauga, Ontario

About Magna International

We are the most diversified global automotive supplier.  We design, develop and manufacture technologically advanced automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks. Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; body and chassis systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems; as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.

We have approximately 104,000 employees in 269 manufacturing operations and 84 product development, engineering and sales centres in 26 countries.

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Tracy Fuerst
Director, Corporate Communications
(248) 729-2731