Magna, the mobility tech company, celebrated the opening of a new mechatronics engineering center in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, China along with its customers and local government officials. The company offers consumers unique vehicle access experiences with mechatronics products, such as power doors and liftgates that work through a combination of mechanical systems, electronic control units, and embedded software.
Focusing on designing and developing the company’s mechatronic product offerings and SmartAccess power door, the Magna Mechatronics Engineering Center will meet the customer demands in China market as well as to global customers.
John O’Hara, president of Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting, said, “Our mechatronic products fuse the capabilities of mechanical systems with the intelligence of electronics controls to enable new ways of interacting with your vehicle. Without compromising safety requirements, our technology provides an innovative solution during door opening and closing, and offers more space and freedom for design and styling.”
Benson Wang, Vice-President of Magna Mechatronics Asia, commented, “We believe there is a significant opportunity in China for product solutions which improve vehicle access. As a world leader in mechatronics, we are excited to be developing these innovative solutions locally for automakers.”
Magna offers innovative and first-to-market vehicle access experiences to consumers with its complete mechatronic systems. Magna’s SmartLatch technology is in demand that represents a new paradigm for side-door latches by operating 100 percent electronically. The company launched its industry-first technology launched on the BMW i8 and was selected for an Automotive News PACE Award.
Magna, the world’s largest automotive suppliers, has 340 manufacturing operations and 89 product development, engineering and sales centers in 27 countries. Magna’s capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems and complete vehicle solutions.