Magna Supports New G-Class with World-Class Contract Manufacturing

For nearly 40 years, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been built in Graz, Austria, initially by Steyr-Daimler-Puch and since 1998 under the flag of Magna International. The tradition of excellence continues with the new G-Class, introduced this week at the North American International Auto Show.

  • More than 300,000 G-Classes have been delivered since start of production in 1979
  • Thanks to a dedicated and experienced team, every vehicle can be customized to meet the needs of the customer
  • A state-of-the-art production area and latest technologies ensure an efficient and optimized operation


The latest Geländewagen maintains the DNA that has earned it a reputation as one of the most capable and legendary off-road vehicles in history, while also adding more technology and space to the vehicle’s interior. Working on behalf of Daimler, it all comes together in Magna’s assembly hall in Graz, Austria.

In a pristine automotive assembly environment, Magna team members build each G-Class with precision. Magna’s contract manufacturing team takes immense pride in their knowledge and skill at making superlative automobiles for the most discerning customers.

Within this environment of craftsmanship and world-class manufacturing, Magna also employs the latest technologies to keep the operation efficient and optimized. Smart factory tools such as mixed-reality glasses have been implemented into the G-Class quality inspection process.

“Being the contract manufacturing partner for Daimler AG since 1979 is for me an expression of the constant trust that our customer places in Magna,” said Guenther Apfalter, President Magna Europe & Magna Steyr. “With the production of the new Mercedes-Benz G-Class we are able to continue demonstrating our competencies as a highly flexible and experienced contract manufacturing partner.”

Since the beginning of G-Class production, more than 300,000 of the iconic off-road vehicles have been produced in Graz. Since 2014 the production contract between Daimler AG and Magna has been successively extended and now runs through to 2023. Currently, the plant is producing more units than ever before due to model variations and the popularity of the vehicle in expanding global markets.


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SOURCE Magna International Inc.


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