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1970-1990 - MA Automotive began its development in the Seventies with the planning of important acquisitions in the Italian business of stamping components and panels for the automotive, commercial vehicle and industrial equipment fields. MAC Metallurgica Assemblaggi Carpenterie SpA was established in Turin in 1978 and later became one of FIAT’s main suppliers.

1990-2000 – The Group began following the trend of outsourcing, already adopted by many large companies and, as FIAT evolved, acquired production plants in Melfi, Chivasso, Cassino and Brescia (Italy) with an overall workforce of 900 employees.

2000-2008MA extended its globalization strategy between 2000 and 2008 by following the production processes of the major OEMs in Europe and South America and became Suppliers to major automotive manufacturers. International expansion was also based on Joint Ventures with important Groups – in fact, a joint venture was signed with the Japanese Group Unipres involving a production plant in Biache Saint Vaast (France), and with Coskunoz of Bursa, Turkey, market leader for printing, assembly and high resistance welding machinery. In 2007 around 5,000 workers were employed by MA’s printing and mechanical process plants.

2008- 2012 – In these years, though the Italian market was consolidated through the acquisition of Wagon Automotive in 2009, the Company’s globalization strategy was mostly in Developing Countries by means of alliances with market leader enterprises to support the expansion projects of major vehicle manufacturers. In India, MA underwrote a Joint Venture with JBM, one of the Country’s major motorcar component manufacturers, and founded JBM MA Private Ltd with production sites in Pune and Chennai.

In South Africa MA acquired the Comau-Gruppo FIAT’s Port Elizabeth plant and Läpple-Germany’s plants at Rosslyn and Berlin and further developed to a total of 6 plants distributed over the territory with a work force of approximately 1,500 to cater to the needs of the major European and American OEMs present in South Africa.
In Serbia, PMC Doo Automotive was established together with PROMA Group, component supplier for the FAS-Fiat Automobile Serbia mono-volume car in Kragujevac.
Recently MA signed a JV with the Chinese steel’s giant SHOUGANG for the construction of a stamping and assembly plant for automotive structural parts and components in the Beijing area.

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