Mobis, which operates a production plant in McCalla, has been chosen to provide chassis elements for Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles.
The Korean firm describes its McCalla plant as a mixed-model production facility, providing chassis elements — steering, braking and suspension units — for four different electric SUVs.
Announcing its arrangement with Mercedes, Mobis — which is based in Seoul, South Korea — said, “Now the technology and quality control capability of Mobis are recognized by the most prestigious automotive brand worldwide.”
“We hope to maintain long-term partnerships with Mercedes-Benz AG,” said Mobis CEO Sung Hwan Cho. “We intend to increase trust with customers based on our excellent technical experience and stable supply capacity.”
Mobis has been producing three types of modules since 1999 — cockpit-modules that include driver’s seat control systems, front-end modules that integrate the HVAC, lighting and bumper system, and chassis modules.
Ranked as the world’s sixth largest automotive supplier, the company has 28 module production sites — 8 in Korea and 20 overseas. It has technical centers in Germany, China, India and the United States.