Trudeau apology to Italian Canadians: It’s never too late to do the right thing

Flavio Volpe, The Toronto Star May 26, 2021 APMA’s Flavio Volpe contemplates Trudeau’s formal apology to Italian-Canadians for unlawfully locking them up in WW2. “(T)his apology is a hard-earned nod to the harsh and dehumanizing sacrifices forced on innocent Canadians of Italian descent.” Read the reflection here.

The Arrow rises again: Canadian auto parts association creates home-grown EV

Markham Hislop, Energi Media May 26, 2021 Markham interviews Flavio Volpe, president of the APMA, about Project Arrow, Canada’s first original full-build, concept vehicle. An all-Canadian effort, it is being designed, engineered, and built by Canada’s world-class automotive supply sector and post-secondary institutions.  Watch interview here.

Recovery Activation Program

COVID-19 has left many automotive parts manufacturers scrambling to pivot digitally in order to meet the new needs of their customers. Making big changes to how you do business can be daunting at the best of times, but it doesn’t have to be — not when you have the right expertise and support to make […]

Canadian Automotive Cyber Preparedness Report

As the automotive sector continues its transformation into a digital platform, all software and hardware components/assemblies become a potential point of vulnerability. Are you providing the OEMs with cyber-secure products; is your organization cyber ready? KPMG in Canada and the APMA’s Institute for Automotive Cybersecurity (apmaIAC) collaborated to survey the APMA’s membership on their current […]

Stellantis changes little, brings opportunity in Canadian FCA operations

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada January 20, 2021 Little appears likely to change at former FCA operations in Canada now that the company has merged with PSA to create Stellantis, the world’s fourth-largest automaker. In fact, FCA Canada continues to exist, for now. The name change to Stellantis has occurred at the FCA N.V. level […]

2020 Auto News Canada All-Stars

Automotive News Canada December 21, 2020 Flavio Volpe and his team at Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association recognized as 2020 All Stars by Auto News Canada. See feature below.

APMA Webinar: Cyber Best Practices for Remote Access & Telework

APMA’s Chief Technical Officer, Colin Dhillon, sits down with AJ Khan and Michael Micone for an in depth discussion on Cyber Best Practices for Remote Access & Telework. The panel discusses Governance Policies & Procedures, Cybersecurity Awareness Training, Incident Response Plan, Business Continuity Plan, VPN Connectivity, Online Meetings (Zoom / other apps), Cloud Security (SaaS […]

URGENT NEED-Do you have an Autoclave?

Canada is faced with a short term shortage of N95 masks in the fight against COVID-19 Do you have an Autoclave? YOU CAN HELP IMMEDIATELY. The University of Manitoba working Canada’s National Microbiology Lab have released a study that says autoclaving can extend the reusability of many N95 masks for frontline workers. “IMPACT OF DECONTAMINATION […]

Canadian auto parts makers team up to build ventilators with three companies

Magna, Linamar and Martinrea reach agreement with the province Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 27, 2020 Three of Canada’s largest auto parts manufacturers, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association and the province of Ontario have agreed to focus much of their ventilator building efforts on three projects. Auto parts manufacturers have been working with government officials […]

Emergency coronavirus bill could help auto parts firms retool to produce ventilators

Steven Chase, The Globe and Mail March 24, 2020 Canada’s emergency coronavirus legislation includes measures that could help auto parts makers retool their factories to produce life-saving ventilators for desperately ill COVID-19 patients. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Act would amend Canada’s Patent Act to grant the federal Health Minister new powers to authorize the manufacture […]