Auto investment targeted by Ontario’s new site selection challenge

Greg Layson, Automotive News November 28, 2019 The Ontario government is launching a U.S.-style initiative designed to attract new auto and parts assembly to the province. A trio of high-profile cabinet ministers unveiled the Job Site Challenge on Thursday in Woodstock at the Toyota plant, the province’s newest auto factory, which opened in 2008. The […]

Port of Vancouver getting $42M upgrade to accommodate Asian auto imports

Greg Layson, Automotive News July 24, 2019 Importing and exporting new vehicles and auto parts to and from Canada is expected to run more smoothly once the federal government finishes consolidating a pair of auto terminals at the Port of Vancouver. The federal government is spending $42.7 million to consolidate the operations of the Annacis […]

Canadian AI company shapes supply chain

Roseann Danese, Automotive News April 05, 2019KITCHENER, ONT. — A Canadian company is using artificial intelligence to predict flaws in vehicles before they roll off the assembly line, a potentially game-changing technology that could cut costs in the supply chain, improve overall vehicle quality and increase industry competitiveness.“We apply AI to the data [that] manufacturers […]

End of GM’s Oshawa plant to be a $3B blow to Canadian supply industry

Dana Flavelle Automotive News Canada General Motors’ decision to end production at its Oshawa assembly plant next year is a blow to Canada’s multi-million dollar auto supply industry, the head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association said Tuesday. “It’s not good for the workers at the Oshawa plant and it’s not good for our members, […]