LG-Magna JV to build EV parts in Mexico for GM

Canadian provider Magna Intercontinental Inc. and South Korea’s LG Electronics Inc. broke floor right now on a manufacturing facility in Mexico that will supply parts for Standard Motors’ electric autos, the providers stated currently.

LG Magna e-Powertrain, the joint venture developed in 2021 in between the two providers, strategies to open a 260,000-sq.-foot plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, by 2023. The plant will make use of about 400 individuals generating inverters, motors and on-board chargers for GM, the businesses explained in a assertion.

“In the room of just in excess of a single year, we’ve additional an enlargement agreement, determined a strategic spot to guidance our shopper, and are now in the system of knowing our ideas,” Magna Powertrain President Tom Rucker reported in a statement.

“The developing of a new facility is a correct testament to the toughness of this collaboration and commitment in offering innovative solutions to shoppers to fulfill their difficulties.”

The plant’s groundbreaking comes nearly a 12 months and a fifty percent just after LG and Magna announced their joint enterprise in December 2020 and a lot less than a 12 months right after the deal shut in July 2021. The undertaking, reportedly valued at about $1 billion in 2020, employs 1,300 individuals globally, in accordance to a information launch.

The price of the manufacturing investment was not disclosed, nor was it right away clear which GM autos or assembly plants the LG-Magna manufacturing facility will offer. A Magna spokeswoman declined to remark.

GM has strategies to develop EVs at its Ramos Arizpe plant by 2023, the exact year the LG-Magna manufacturing facility is expected to be up and operating. The automaker said past calendar year that it would devote about $1 billion to retool that plant for EV generation.

The GM Ramos Arizpe plant is predicted to begin output of an electrical Chevrolet Blazer product in mid-2023, followed by the Chevy Equinox EV later that calendar year, and then a model for Honda in 2024, in accordance to AutoForecast Methods LLC.

LG-Magna e-Powertrain called GM its “foundational client” for the new factory, saying it will participate in a “essential purpose in GM’s journey to make a strong, scalable, sustainable and North The usa-centered EV source chain.”

“The JV’s ongoing achievement will permit us to far better support our prospects with best-in-class parts for the subsequent generation of electric powered autos, and help us to broaden our existence in the fast-rising world EV current market,” LG-Magna CEO Cheong Won-suk stated in a statement.

Magna ranks No. 4 on the Automotive Information listing of the leading 100 world suppliers, with throughout the world sections income to automakers of $32.65 billion in 2020.

Hannah Lutz contributed to this report.