Ottawa mulls exempting auto workers from Canada-U.S. border shutdown

The Canadian Press April 8, 2021 Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Ottawa is looking at expanding the categories of essential workers allowed to travel across the Canada-U.S. border. “This is good news. It’s important,” Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said of the government’s decision to at least look at making […]

Windsor pursuing $2B battery plant that would employ 2,000

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanced Canadian effort to date to secure the country’s first such facility. The proposal, submitted this week, is for a proposed $2-billion plant that […]

The middle-aged crypto-king intent on leaving something greater behind.

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post February 24, 2021 Anthony Di Iorio, co-founder of Ethereum, is plotting a way out of cryptocurrency to tackle a project he hopes will help change the world for the better. This profile, in addition to outlining his impactful work, also includes his involvement in APMA’s Project Arrow with Flavio Volpe. […]

Japanese and North American auto makers and parts makers accelerate EV investment in Canada

Hiroko Murata, Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun (NJD) February 10, 2021 Unofficial Translation below. North American and Japanese manufacturers of finished vehicles and parts are accelerating their investment in Canada for electric vehicles (EVs). Flavio Volpe, president of the Canadian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, cited the easy availability of raw materials for batteries such as lithium and […]

Canada’s Project Arrow zero-emissions vehicle to begin its journey in Windsor

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 14, 2021 The APMA released its request for proposals to supply components for the Arrow, the first all-Canadian zero emissions vehicle, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Monday while also announcing partnerships with the WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and YQGTech. Read the full article here.

‘Brutal education’: Inside the mad rush to make masks to battle COVID-19

By Naomi Powell, Financial Post April 3, 2020  Overnight it seems, garment manufacturers, packaging suppliers and autoparts makers have turned their attention to goods that were once the domain of specialty medical suppliers. “We’re not putting all our eggs on the other side of the 49thparallel,” said Flavio Volpe, who, as president of the Automotive […]

Parts makers plan all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 8, 2020 Canadian auto suppliers aim to build and unveil by 2022 a zero-emissions concept car made entirely of parts and software sourced at home. Project Arrow is intended to highlight Canadian auto ingenuity, engineering, design and manufacturing. Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the […]

Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services Mission to India, November 25-29, 2019

Global Affairs Canada, through the High Commission in New Delhi and the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), will be pleased to receive your application to participate in the “Canadian Technology for Next Generation Vehicles, Transportation Systems and Services” mission to India, which will take place from November 25-29, 2019, in New Delhi […]

Automotive News Canada Congress – Feb. 14, 2019, Toronto

If you’re involved in Canada’s automotive industry, you won’t want to miss the third annual Automotive News Canada Congress.Now more than ever, this is a time for looking ahead. The industry is poised on the precipice of an entirely new mobility landscape. Today’s leaders, and emerging leaders, share responsibility for defining the way forward. Hear […]