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
Website: http://www.magna.com/
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 http://www.magna.com/innovation

Magna's facility -Graz, Austria (CNW Group/Magna International)

Magna to produce BMW 5-Series plug-in hybrid

BMW's new 530e plug-in hybrid will be produced at Magna's contract manufacturing plant in Graz, Austria, starting in summer 2017.

21 June 2017Read in full

Magna introduces D-Optic™ LED headlamps.

Magna lights the way with industry-first D-Optic LED headlamps

To improve forward visibility for drivers and provide customised styling options for automakers, Magna introduces D-Optic™ LED headlamps.

14 June 2017Read in full

Magna partners with RocketSpace

Magna partners with RocketSpace to accelerate automotive innovation

Tech startups now have a new route to bring their inventions to life in the automotive industry, thanks to a new collaboration between Magna and RocketSpace.

9 June 2017Read in full

Magna shines a light on blind spots with ClearView vision systems

Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year in the United States, resulting in 300 fatalities. Magna International, a leader in camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and mirrors, has developed ClearView™ to help improve visibility while changing lanes, backing out of a parking space, or driving with a vehicle full of cargo.

18 May 2017Read in full

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