Magneti Marelli history, profile and history video

 “Magneti Marelli is an international Group committed to the design and production of hi-tech systems and components for the automotive sector. With more than 36.000 employees86 production units12 R&D Centres and 26 Application Centres, the Group has a presence in 19 countries and supplies all the most important car makers in Europe, North and South America and Asia.

The company’s mission, as a worldwide automotive parts supplier, is to make its key technologies available to its final customers at an affordable price, by matching high quality and a competitive offer, technology and flexibility. Magneti Marelli is providing its know-how and wide-ranging expertise in electronics, through a process of ongoing innovation and environmental sustainability in order to develop intelligent systems for active and passive vehicle safety, onboard comfort and powertrain technologies.


The project for the Magneti Marelli Historical Archive began in 2008, and it originated from the awareness of the great value possessed by the historical industrial heritage generated by Magneti Marelli in over 90 years of history.

The addition of the Historical Archive to the perimeter of institutional communication activities confirms and strengthens Magneti Marelli’s interest in enhancing the value of its historical heritage, intended as a value that still lives on, emphasizing its relevance in terms of the Company’s image even to this day.

The historical materials found in the Archive are constantly being added to, and they cover a period from the end of the nineteenth century until the year 2000.

The collection currently consists of an archive of images and communications with 20,000 images, 500 videos and over 2,000 documents such as company magazines, brochures, advertisements and press reviews; a technical archive with more than 1,000 documents such as product catalogues, manuals and technical drawings; a personnel archive with employee registers, minutes of the shareholders’ meetings, and financial statements.

The new location of the Magneti Marelli Historical Archive was inaugurated on 7th March 2011. The facility was designed to satisfy the need to protect the collected materials, so that it can be used in a place that can be accessed by visitors where Magneti Marelli’s history and various essences can be illustrated.

The Archive also includes a significant selection of products (magnets, coils, control units, sparkplugs, headlights, carburettors, etc.) and historical measuring instruments tied to Magneti Marelli and to its historical trademarks. There is also a particularly suggestive presentation of about 80 instrument panels, from the 1920s until today, most of them still working and displayed through a set that allows all of them to be turned on at the same time.”

In 2019, CK Holdings Co., Ltd. completed the acquisition of Magneti Marelli from FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) Transaction. Calsonic Kansei and the auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli unite under a new worldwide brand – MARELLI.

*Information from Magnetimarelli.com

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