‘Demand is through the roof’: Alberta faces rental car shortage

Conchita Galvez, CTVNews Edmonton August 9, 2021 A combination of a microchip shortage, car shortage, and the resumption of travel created a troubling situation for major car rental companies, said Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association.  Read article here.

Why auto parts suppliers could be set for ‘roaring comeback’

Arturo Chang, BNN Bloomberg July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the auto industry, trade tensions over car rules in the new NAFTA, as well as reasons to be optimistic about the auto industry’s outlook. Watch the interview and read the article here.

Windsor assembly plant shutdown shows need for made in Canada solution

Zander Broeckel, AM800’s The Afternoon News May 12, 2021 The president of the Automotive Parts Manufactures Association says the supply chain issue caused by the pandemic has hit all auto makers hard with many halting or scaling back production for the past few months as they wait for chips to arrive from China. Read article […]

Canada in a race to build the next best electric car battery

Jesse Tomas, Michael Edgar and Jack Baines, Capital Current May 3, 2021 This Capital Current podcast looks at the batteries this country will need to keep up and keep the cars running. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, says “We aren’t relying on your patriotism to make our businesses work, you’re smart & mobile, you’ll just go […]

Auto parts suppliers purchase tech upgrades with funds from Queen’s Park

Chris Montanini, The Beacon Herald Stratford March 30, 2021 Auto parts suppliers in Stratford and Perth County purchase tech upgrades with funds from Queen’s Park. Flavio Volpe, APMA president, said “The targeted investments … will assist our ambitious and innovative auto parts companies stay at the leading-edge of technology and innovation.” Read the full article […]

Project Arrow w/ Flavio Volpe

Irek Kusmierczyk, Sunny Side Up March 28, 2021 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) President Flavio Volpe speaks about the first Made in Canada zero emission vehicle – Project Arrow – and the immense economic & job opportunities for Windsor-Tecumseh in clean, green technology. Watch the full interview here.