LG Magna Building 1st European EV Parts Plant in Miskolc

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LG Magna e-Powertrain, a joint venture (JV) between LG Electronics (LG) and Magna (Magna) formed in 2021, announced at IAA Mobility 2023 that it is expanding its footprint with a new facility in Miskolc, Hungary.

The facility will be in Miskolc’s industrial area which features well-developed infrastructure and is strategically located near OEM customers and other Magna facilities throughout the region, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.

The company has also received strong support from both the Hungarian government and local authorities.

Scheduled for completion in 2025, the new facility will start production with e-motors and plans to offer a suite of electrified powertrain solutions in the future, including inverters and on-board chargers for the growing EV market.

The roughly 26,000 sqm facility will be LG Magna e-Powertrain’s first production operations in Europe and, at the initial start of production in 2026, the company expects to create roughly 200 new jobs.

“Adding the new Hungary facility marks another milestone for the JV in executing its growth plan,” said Diba Ilunga, president of Magna powertrain. “With this new capacity – the JV’s first in Europe – LG Magna e-Powertrain is well positioned to keep pace with customer demands and increases in global EV production.”

“Our new facility is a testament to the remarkable growth of LG Magna e-Powertrain, thanks to our strong partnership,” said Eun Seok-hyun, president of LG Vehicle component Solutions (VS) Company. “The new facility aims to meet the demands of European automakers, demonstrating our commitment to delivering innovative solutions to our customers.”

“This new facility seeks to amplify the growth of LG Magna e-Powertrain in the European market,” noted Cheong Won-suk, chief executive officer of LG Magna e-Powertrain. “Along with the facilities in Mexico, China and South Korea, the facility in Hungary will be critical as the company accelerates its position as a go-to mobility solutions partner in the fast-growing global EV market.”

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