Magneti Marelli

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Magneti Marelli S.p.A.
A subsidiary of FCA Italy
FounderFiat and Ercole Marelli
HeadquartersCorbetta, Italy
Key people
Mike Manley (chairman)
Ermanno Ferrari (CEO)
ProductsAutomotive components
Revenue 7.3 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
40,500 (2015)[2]
SubsidiariesAutomotive Lighting, Weber carburetor

Magneti Marelli S.p.A. (pronounced [maɲˈɲɛːti maˈrɛlli]) is an Italian developer and manufacturer of high-tech components for the automotive industry.

Magneti Marelli is headquartered in Corbetta, Italy, and includes 86 manufacturing plants, 12 R&D centres and 26 application centers in 19 countries[2]—with 43,000 employees and a turnover of 7.9 billion euro in 2016.[2]. It was a subsidiary of Fiat (now FCA Italy) from 1967 to 2018. On October 22 2018 FCA announced Magneti Marelli was being bought by the Japanese automotive company Calsonic Kansei for $7.2 billion in a deal that would create one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers [3]

Car manufactured by Magneti Marelli, preserved 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, Securvia, Seima, Siem SpA, Solex, Veglia Borletti, Vitaloni, Weber.


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.

Fiat Chrysler is expected to sell Magneti Marelli to CK Holdings in early 2019[4]. CK Holdings will be renamed Magneti Marelli CK Holdings.

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,[5] 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.[6]

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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. ^ Business, Jethro Mullen, CNN. "Fiat Chrysler is selling its auto parts unit". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  4. ^ "FCA to sell Magneti Marelli to CK Holdings for EUR6.2bn".
  5. ^ "Formula One kinetic energy recovery rigs debut". Retrieved 2009-01-31.
  6. ^ "Ford "Work Solutions" Makes Trucks Smart—Ford Smart"., Ben Wojdyla, Feb 6 2008.

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