Magna International

Magna International

Magna is a leading global automotive supplier with 348 manufacturing operations and 91 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 172,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.

Address: Maxwell Centre, University of Cambridge, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 0HE
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Founder Member

At Magna, we take great ideas and develop them from invention to commercialization. We also know that great thinking happens outside our four walls, and that our ability to commercialise great ideas benefits inventors, founders, entrepreneurs, customers, and ultimately all who share the road.

As a global industry leader and the only automotive supplier in the world with the ability to contribute to every aspect of vehicle design, engineering and production, Magna International is pushing the boundaries of technology to define future mobility. In this new era of mobility, Magna is working with partners, entrepreneurs and start-up companies around the world to help bring ideas and innovation to market and develop game-changing technologies that are making the car of the future safer, smarter, cleaner and lighter.

To augment our own innovation efforts, Magna looks outside our four walls at early stage technologies that could compliment or enhance our current product portfolio. We have adapted an “open for business mentality” that casts our net broader in collaborating, investing and/or partnering with entrepreneurs, universities and the venture capital community.  Our goal is to be a a strategic partner and potential investor in helping bring new innovations to the market. 

Magna has a comprehensive product range, therefore our interest for new technology is very broad. That is one reason why we have also engaged with companies outside of traditional automotive.  Industries such as medical, aerospace and software are working on or already have many technologies that can be applied to automotive especially as we move closer to full autonomy and more electrification.  Technologies that include biosciences, artificial intelligence, big data, etc., are all areas that cross industries. 

Our objective is simple, we want the venturing and innovation world to better understand Magna, our ability to commercialize innovation and our position to lead in the transformation of the vehicle, the automotive industry and the future mobility landscape in general.

As a global company, Magna manufactures in 29 countries.   Therefore, we are able to leverage our global footprint to cultivate relationships with the best universities, venture funds, start-ups accelerators, and inventors.  We are very much open for business, backed by our recent partnerships with several companies out of Israel, Canada and the US and multiple co-investment deals we have entered.  To learn more, please visit

architect’s rendering of Magna’s future paint shop, Slovenia

Magna to build new paint line in Slovenia to support Austrian vehicle production

Due to a full book of business at its contract manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria, Magna will build a second paint shop 75 kilometers away in Maribor/Hoče, Slovenia.

18 October 2017Read in full

Magna joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye to bring autonomous driving to the market

The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye, an Intel company, are on a mission to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021. Magna joins as a Tier 1 technology integrator and will help automakers industrialize and customize the domain controller designed by BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye.

11 October 2017Read in full

Magna partners with StartUs Insights to boost innovation pipeline in Europe

As the auto industry transforms, Magna’s commitment to innovation and collaboration with the startup ecosystem continues to gain momentum.

28 September 2017Read in full

Magna sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

Magna sweeps Automotive Composites Conference Awards

Magna swept all three awards given at the recent Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition. The awards recognize outstanding innovations in the development and use of composites in the automotive industry.

25 September 2017Read in full

Experience 360 degrees of Magna at IAA Frankfurt

Experience 360 degrees of Magna at IAA Frankfurt

Visitors to the 67th Frankfurt Motor Show next week will see more than 1,000 exhibits and 200-plus vehicle premieres. Within it all, there is one automotive tech supplier with deep systems knowledge across the entire automobile: Magna.

11 September 2017Read in full

Magna unveils MAX4 autonomous driving platform

Magna unveils MAX4 autonomous driving platform

The hurdles to reaching high levels of vehicle autonomy might be in infrastructure and legislation, but not necessarily in technology development. Magna is proving that by unveiling MAX4, a fully integrated, customizable and scalable autonomous driving sensing and compute platform that can enable up to Level 4 autonomous driving capabilities in both urban and highway environments.

1 September 2017Read in full


Magna makes strategic investment in solid-state LiDAR developer Innoviz

Magna has recently made a strategic investment to expand its existing collaboration with Innoviz Technologies Ltd., a pioneer in solid-state LiDAR technology. Magna started collaborating with Innoviz in December 2016.

31 August 2017Read in full

International autonomous drive demonstrates cross-border collaboration

Continental and Magna International Inc. conduct real-world test of driverless vehicles in the first cross-border demonstration of its kind in Michigan, USA and Ontario, Canada.

3 August 2017Read in full

Magna works with partners to improve vehicle connectivity, security and driver safety

As the auto industry continues to discuss mobility and the need for new transportation solutions, some critics cite concerns about the ability of autonomous vehicles to “read” changing road conditions, temporary lane changes and construction. To help address these challenges, Magna is lending its camera and secure connectivity expertise to a joint project with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and 3M.

30 June 2017Read in full


Magna innovations help Lincoln redefine luxury on the 2017 Continental

For the 2017 Lincoln Continental, Magna leveraged its broad systems expertise to contribute a range of industry-first products and high-tech enhancements. In recognition of its efforts in supporting Lincoln's luxury brand, Ford Motor Co. honored Magna with a special Lincoln Luxury World Excellence Award.

26 June 2017Read in full

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