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Clusterstock  Jun 18  Comment 
The world's largest contract carmaker is leveraging its expertise to move into the huge Chinese EV market. Magna will form two joint ventures with China's BAIC. The companies already have a deal in place to develop an electric vehicle; Magna...
Insurance Journal  Jun 18  Comment 
Corvus Insurance, an insurtech managing general agent, has released a new cyber insurance offering for organizations with up to $1 billion in annual revenue. The new Smart Cyber Insurance product includes the features of a conventional cyber...
Insurance Journal  Jun 14  Comment 
Volante Global Ltd., the new international managing general agent (MGA) platform, has successfully secured a US$900 million gross premium, multi-class, multi-territory “A+” capacity treaty agreement. The capacity will support nine new...
Yahoo  Jun 11  Comment 
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Insurance Journal  Jun 11  Comment 
European Property Underwriting Ltd. (EPUL), the London-based commercial property managing general agent (MGA), has launched a flexible UK and Northern Ireland terrorism solution offering cost-effective cover as an alternative to Pool Re. EPUL’s...
Insurance Journal  Jun 6  Comment 
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has completed the acquisition of Brownsville, Texas-based managing general agency (MGA), broker and claims administrator Pronto Insurance. Pronto’s primary business is the placement of personal automobile insurance for...
Insurance Journal  Apr 17  Comment 
Envelop Risk, a London-based cyber insurance analytics firm, announced the launch of a cyber managing general agent (MGA). Envelop Risk provides cyber underwriting to re/insurers and partners with cyber security firms to deliver custom cyber...
Insurance Journal  Apr 16  Comment 
HWI International Group, the privately owned insurance business, has announced the launch of NuVu Underwriting Hong Kong Ltd., a new managing general agent (MGA) in Hong Kong, headed up by industry veteran Jeremy Austen. Subject to regulatory...




 
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Magna International Inc. is a leading component manufacturer, supplier of all wheel drive systems, and vehicle assembler. The company is one of the largest North American suppliers of original equipment components, assemblies, modules and systems, and related tools for cars and light trucks. The company is also a global supplier of technologically advanced automotive components, systems and modules. The company designs, engineers and manufactures a range of exterior, interior and powertrain systems. Magna also provides vehicle design, engineering, assembly and program management services to its customers. The company's operations are conducted through its global automotive systems groups. The company operates through three segments: North America, Europe, and Rest of World (consisting of primarily South America an Asia). DaimlerChrysler, Ford, and General Motors are the major customers of the company, collectively accounting for around 70% of Magna's revenue.


Magna enjoys a strong competitive position in the industry as it is one of the few providers of a complete range of interior and exterior auto systems to global auto companies. Increasing content per vehicle (CPV) is the main driver of Magna's growth. CPVs in both North America and Europe have been increasing over time.

The company is a major provider of interior and exterior systems to automotive companies. Some of the prominent new product launches driving CPV growth include Chevy Equinox, Chevy Cobalt, SAAB 9-3 and BMW X3. The key platforms boosting CPV growth rate in North America are Chrysler minivans, Chrysler Pacifica, Chrysler 300, 300c, and Ford F-150. Simultaneously in Europe, the Mercedes B class, Honda Civic, BMW01 series, and Land Rover discovery are supporting CPV growth. Recently, Magna agreed to develop and produce the MINI sports activity vehicle for the BMW Group. With this, the company expects its annual sales to be more than $1 billion. Magna also has a strong balance sheet with cash and cash equivalents amounting to $1.7 billion.

The company has strong relationships with GM, Ford, and DaimlerChrysler. It has been recognized as an important supplier by all these automakers. Additionally, the bankruptcy filing by the component supplier Delphi Corporation has provided Magna with various business opportunities. Moreover, MGA has been awarded the transfer case business by Nissan. These trends make us believe that MGA will gain new businesses in the coming quarters. Further, GM has launched new full-size SUVs that will further strengthen demand for MGA's product line.




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