Inflation behind auto strikes and calls for wage hikes

David Kennedy, Automotive News Canada July 8, 2022 Flavio Volpe, APMA president, discusses the current labour dynamics in auto.  “You want to make sure your employees have a proper living wage. An employee that’s worried about the bills is not going to be good for business in any case.” Read article here.

Parts sector to Stellantis: You can’t have your cake and eat it, too

Steve Mertl, Automotive News Canada February 28, 2022 Stellantis could set a precedent if it’s successful in rewriting parts contracts. Parts makers are concerned about Stellantis’ approach, said Flavio Volpe, president of the Automobile Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). Read article here.

War in Ukraine: Hit to semiconductor supply could hike prices in Canada

Craig Lord, Global News February 25, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, says there’s been a “slow but steady” return of chip supply to the North American auto sector, but that the industry was banking on “substantial relief” to the flow of semiconductors starting in the second quarter of 2022. Read […]

Toyota N.A. production still hampered after border blockade ends

Automotive News Canada February 14, 2022 Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association in Canada, said Monday that it will take a few days for production to reach full capacity at parts plants across Ontario. Read article here.