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Our History

In 2019, Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli joined forces to create a new global automotive supplier: Marelli.

A union of quality
and innovation in
automotive industry

In 2019 Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli were highly complementary in terms of their combined product lines and
geographic footprint. The formation of Marelli presented a union of quality and innovation, to create a new global automotive

During its 80 years of history, Calsonic Kansei built a leading reputation for quality and manufacturing excellence
(Monozukuri). From its base in Japan, Calsonic Kansei grew its operations across Asia and Europe to become a leading player
in the field of Interior Experience (Cockpit Modules/Interiors), Climate Control Systems, Heat Exchange and Compressors.

Founded in 1919, Magneti Marelli became known as a pioneer in the motor industry. From its base in Italy, it grew operations
across Europe, North and South America, India and China to become along its history a leading player in the field of
Electronics and Powertrain (magnets, carburetors, injectors, electronic ignition systems, ECUs, navigation and telematic
systems), Lighting (introduction of Xenon, LED and Laser technologies) and Motorsport (Electronic Control Units, the first
semi‑automatic gear‑shift in F1, the real-time telemetry and the KERS hybrid system).

Marelli logo on a car steering wheel
Marelli logo on a car steering wheel

The Marelli Group
brand and logo

The logo pays homage to the long history of innovation and manufacturing excellence that has brought success to the
company and its customers, by incorporating the corporate colours from Calsonic Kansei (light blue) and Magneti Marelli
(dark blue). The logo is formed of two geometric shapes which symbolize the company’s engineering precision and
technological know-how. In addition, the two shapes are upward-pointing arrows signifying progress and the future, while
their union signifies the combination of two powerful companies coming together as partners in a collaborative spirit.

Calsonic Kansei 80th


Calsonic Kansei 80th anniversary

Magneti Marelli 100th


Magneti Marelli 100th anniversary