VIENNA Dec 13 Canadian auto parts maker Magna
International may build a new plant in Europe as its
Austrian factory runs out of capacity, the head of its European
Magna, which makes parts for most of the world's auto makers
and also assembles vehicles under contract, currently builds the
Mercedes G class for Daimler at its Graz plant in
eastern Austria and will replace the production of BMW's
Mini Countryman with the BMW 5 series in March.
Jaguar Land Rover's full-electric SUV i-Pace
will also be constructed at Magna's Graz plant from next year.
"Should the Graz plant become overloaded, a new factory
nearby might be an option," Guenther Apfalter told weekly
Automobil Produktion in an interview published on Tuesday. One
possible location was Slovenia.
Magna was also looking at other potential locations in North
America and China, Apfalter said.
A decision will likely be taken in the next few months,
(Reporting by Jan Schwartz, writing by Kirsti Knolle)