Magneti Marelli is an international leader in the design and production of state-of-the-art automotive systems and components.
Magneti Marelli designs and produces a vast range of
systems and components for the automotive sector. Through a process of continuous
innovation, it develops advanced systems and solutions that contribute to the evolution of safe and sustainable mobility.
business areas include Electronic and Lighting Systems, Powertrain components, Suspensions and Shock Absorbers, Exhaust Systems, Plastic Components and Modules. Magneti Marelli has a significant presence in the Motorsport sector and in the Aftermarket Parts & Services field.
Magneti Marelli equips the most beautiful and
prestigious cars in the world, with advanced headlights and rear lights, electronic engine control units, GDI injection systems and hybrid-electric drive systems, the latest-generation displays and instrument clusters, as well as other essential components such as suspensions, shock-absorbers and exhaust systems.
Founded in 1919, Magneti Marelli today is the fusion of many technologically significant
industrial heritages, such as Weber, Veglia Borletti, Carello, Siem, Solex and Jaeger.
Some of the
major milestones in automotive technology and mobility achieved by Magneti Marelli over the years include: the introduction of electrical lighting systems, the evolution of carburetors, the application of electronics in fuel supply and engine control systems, the drive for adoption of satellite navigation, the definition of an “open source” approach in infotainment, and the introduction of advanced front and rear lighting technology such as Xenon, LED and Laser.
Who invented the electric headlamp?
Carello, a pioneering Italian industry working in the field of automotive lighting, competes with Hella for the primacy of the application of electric energy to lighting around 1912. Thanks to the electric headlamp the night opens up to new life, travelling becomes easier and the society changes profoundly. Today Carello's fame and successes are part of Magneti Marelli's industrial heritage.
A Nobel partnership
In 1938, Italian scientist Enrico Fermi won the Nobel prize for physics. That same year, he collaborated with Magneti Marelli R&D labs.
Magneti Marelli contributed to the spread of mass radio beginning in the 1930s through the Radiomarelli brand. A survey carried out by DOXA in the 1950s shows that Radiomarelli is the favourite brand for Italians, with 25% of the population owning a Magneti Marelli brand radio or TV.
Magneti Marelli wins the first F1 Championship
Magneti Marelli is onboard the first car to win the Formula 1 world championship: the Alfa Romeo 158 driven by Nino Farina.
In 1956, the world famous CERN laboratory in Geneva awarded Magneti Marelli the contract to design and build the particle accelerator units for the world’s biggest proton synchrotron.
Let’s go underwater
The “Enrico Toti”, the first submarine built in Italy after the Second World War, is equipped with an
interphone system designed and produced by Magneti Marelli.
The American dream: “Harley” and marine engines
The Magneti Marelli Sanford plant in North Carolina, USA, dates back to 1976. From that plant, in addition to fuel lines for the most well-known automotive brands, the company has also supplied components for Mercury Marine engines and for the legendary Harley-Davidson bikes!
The “no hands”… manual transmission!
At the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Interlagos, Brazil in 1989, Nigel Mansell debuted the first Ferrari with a robotic transmission: a mechanical manual gearbox activated by an electronic control unit and dynamic actuators. That Ferrari went on to win its debut Grand Prix and the world of Formula 1 was never to be the same again.
Formula 1 records
In addition to the mechanical manual gearbox, Magneti Marelli’s Formula 1 firsts include the intelligent steering wheel, engine and vehicle control system, advanced telemetry and the KERS system for recovery of kinetic energy from braking.
Headlamp – Alfa Romeo Giulia
Rear Lamp - Alfa Romeo Giulia
Headlamp – Maserati Ghibli
Lighting R&D innovation activities
Electronics - Production process
Electronics - Production Process
Instrument Cluster – Fiat 500X
Instrument Cluster – Jeep Renegade
Instrument Cluster – Fiat 500
Infotainment system and display - Alfa Romeo Giulia
Instrument Clusters production process
GDI Injector - Powertrain
Rear Cradle - Suspension System - Alfa Romeo Giulia
Front and Rear Strut - Shock Absorbers
Exhaust system cold end - Alfa Romeo Giulia
Exhaust system cold end
Pedal box – Ferrari LaFerrari
Injectors – Motorsport
Ignition Coils - Motorsport
High Speed Camera - Motorsport
Formula E electric engine: motor generator and electronic control unit
Electronic control unit for H-ERS (Heat Energy Recovery System)
Electronic Control Unit – MotoGP
Testing process of K-ERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System)