Magneti Marelli

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Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
A subsidiary of FCA Italy
Industry Automotive
Founded 1919
Founder Fiat and Ercole Marelli
Headquarters Corbetta, Italy
Key people
Sergio Marchionne (chairman)
Pietro Gorlier (CEO)
Products Automotive components
Revenue 7.3 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
40,500 (2015)[2]
Subsidiaries Automotive Lighting

Magneti Marelli S.p.A. [maɲˈɲɛti maˈrɛlli] develops and manufactures high-tech components for the automotive industry.

A subsidiary of Fiat (now FCA Italy) since 1967, Magnetti Marelli is headquartered in Corbetta, Italy and includes 85 manufacturing plants, 12 R&D centres and 26 application centers in 19 countries[2] — with 38,000 employees and a turnover of 23 billion euro in 2013.[2]

Car manufactured by Magneti Marelli, preserved at the Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan.
Magneti Marelli televisors exhibited at the Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Milan.

Subsidiaries and brands of the company include AL-Automotive Lighting, Carello, Cromodora, Cofap, Ergom Automotive, Jaeger, Mako Elektrik, Paraflu, Seima, Siem SpA, Solex, Veglia Borletti, Vitaloni, Weber — and short-lived Securvia (1991-1995).

Founded in 1919 — as Fabbrica Italiana Magneti Marelli (FIMM), a joint-venture between Fiat and Ercole Marelli (1891-1993), an Italian electrical manufacturing company — Magneti Marelli initially manufactured magnetos for the automotive and aviation industries, with its first plant in Sesto San Giovanni near Milan.

Current work[edit]

Magneti Marelli currently deals with intelligent systems for active and passive vehicle safety as well as powertrain systems. Business lines include automotive lighting systems, body control systems, powertrain control systems, electronic instrument clusters, telematics systems, and computers, suspension systems and components, exhaust systems, and motorsport, wherein Magneti Marelli develops specific electronic systems for Formula One,[3] Motorcycle Grand Prix and the World Rally Championship.[needs update]

Magneti Marelli worked with Ford Motor Company and Microsoft Auto to develop an in-dash computer (carputer) for Ford's work truck division introduced in 2008 — with a built-in 6.5-inch, high-resolution touch screen and Bluetooth, USB connectivity, GPS Navigation, voice recognition, as well as general office applications, e.g., word processing, contact, and calendar.[4]

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  1. ^ 2013_annual_report.pdf: 2013_annual_report.pdf, accessdate: 4. March 2016
  2. ^ a b c "Company". Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Formula One kinetic energy recovery rigs debut". Retrieved 2009-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Ford "Work Solutions" Makes Trucks Smart—Ford Smart"., Ben Wojdyla, Feb 6 2008. 

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