Magna RamosMexico – The company’s Powertrain operating unit (MPT) has now broken ground at the site in the state of Coahuila, where it will build a 16,000 sq.m facility by 2016. The total investment will be $75m.

“MPT Ramos has become a global centre of excellence for Magna Powertrain's AWD and 4WD product lines,” commented Jake Hirsch, president of Magna Powertrain, adding that the new facility will enable the company to extend its all-wheel drive capabilities. The plant will produce AWD systems for Audi.

The facility will be the third building at MPT’s growing operation at Ramos Arizpe and will require the recruitment of 230 personnel to operate at full capacity. MPT Ramos, which was established in 1999, made over 2m axles and driveline products in 2013 with the assistance of a 1,400-strong workforce.