MAG Powertrain division honored by Chinese automaker for its XS 211 and XS 321 production lines.
March 2010 — MAG Powertrain recently received an “Outstanding Supplier” award from SAIC-GM-Wulin (SGMW) at a ceremony in Liuzhou, China, held to recognize suppliers for excellent technologies, products and service provided in 2009. This is the second consecutive outstanding supplier award MAG has received from SGMW, the largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, such as minivans and transporters, in China. The supplier award recognizes the high performance and reliability of MAG’s systems and services that have contributed to SGMW’s success.
As a leading supplier of automotive production systems, MAG focuses on complete solutions, tailored to the customer’s requirements, for high volume manufacturing of engine components. According to MAG Powertrain, the cooperation with SGMW has been comprehensive from the start. “Based on a detailed analysis of the entire manufacturing process, we were able to provide a solution that will enhance the overall productivity, improve efficiency and reduce overall production costs,” says Dr. Hans-Ulrich Golz from MAG Powertrain.
MAG Powertrain has provided the largest gasoline engine production lines in China for SGMW. The capacity of these production lines – made up of 104 XS 211 and XS 321 horizontal machining centers – is 350,000 cylinder heads and blocks per year. Based on the success of these lines, SGMW chose MAG to supply 100 additional machines of this same type for a second installation with similar capacity at its Qingdao plant.
MAG supplied the first production line to SGMW five years ago, and it continues running at full capacity under 24/7 conditions. At the award presentation, SGMW expressed its satisfaction with the productivity and quality of the manufacturing system.