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The APMA is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new program that will help turn the ignition on new opportunities in the vital automotive sector of the Ontario economy.

The Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) will support the improvement of auto parts supplier capabilities and competitiveness by increasing their ability to design and deliver products more efficiently.

ASCIP is a partnership between the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), and the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). The APMA will drive industry outreach and program uptake across its membership and the broader sector, deliver marketing and promotional activities, work with applicants to develop project business plans, complete and submit applications, and provide program support. OCE will administer and manage the jointly branded program, including application intake, review, contracting, funding disbursement, and reporting.

Small and medium-sized automotive suppliers, or large companies partnering with small or medium-sized automotive suppliers, can apply for to up to $100,000 in project funding, which must be matched 1:1 by industry funds and contribute to the adoption of industry-leading processes and IT solutions that result in gains in efficiency measures. Projects can be up to two years in duration.

ASCIP is accepting applications. Round 1 application intake closed on April 27, 2017. Round 2 application intake is open now and closes on on November 7, 2017 (NB Round 2 is contingent on funds remaining following Round 1 allocations).

For general inquiries about eligibility or initiating an application, please contact Warren Ali, Director of Emerging Technologies Initiatives, APMA, or at 416-620-4220 ext. 235.  For further information please CLICK HERE

The SME Committee is comprised of the most senior executive of APMA/CAMM Member, small and medium sized automotive suppliers, classified as having 500 employees or less.  Members participate in quarterly meetings to identify and address strategic issues, share best practices, recommend solutions and promote Canadian SMEs interests / capabilities.

Committee Goals and Desired Outcomes

  • Be the SME ‘voice’ on issues / policy discussions / essentials for success in the industry
  • Recommend potential solutions / direction
  • Document items that may be presented to desired influencers and decision makers (Board, government, other partners, etc.)
  • Provide a regular forum to come together, discuss alignment initiatives, combine collective opinion and stay abreast of issues / developments

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APMA has partnered with Supply Chain Optimizers (SCO) and L&P Shippers Association (LPSA) to offer APMA/CAMM members 3 exclusive savings programs designed to provide cost competitive options for your Parcel, LTL and Full Container Freight shipping.

In addition to aggressive pricing rates already offered by both organizations, enrolled APMA / CAMM members will receive additional discounts of 15 – 33% (as opposed to non-member companies) on Parcel shipments, LTLs, cross-border shipments and fee per container on ocean shipments. Both organizations offer a wide range of possibilities, and with nothing to lose by identifying competitive pricing options for your organization, we urge you to give them a call.

With no fees or minimum shipping requirements, the APMA Parcel, LTL & Full Container Savings Programs will undoubtedly provide enrolled members fast and efficient shipments at competitive pricing.

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The APMA Market Intelligence Program (AMIP) is aimed at improving the competitiveness of Canadian automotive suppliers by providing a low cost, high benefit, business planning solution. The AMIP initiative is powered by market intelligence databases and software of AutoForecast Solutions LLC.

AutoForecast Solutions LLC is the provider of the AMIP market intelligence solution, combining automotive databases and proven business planning software, designed specifically for automotive suppliers and will improve access to critical market intelligence information and best practice planning tools and processes.

AMIP will help Canadian automotive suppliers improve the productivity of their planning efforts.  The AMIP innovation combines accelerating the planning and information access and analysis process, improving member support services and lowering member costs.  For more information, please contact: Joseph B. McCabe, President & CEO, AutoForecast Solutions LLC  Tel: 610-813-6370 or Email:


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