Belgian battery company announces $1.5-billion investment in Ontario

Gabriel Friedman, Financial Post July 13, 2022 Battery supply chain plant near Kingston, Ont., getting significant government financial support. “A more powerful battery absolutely changes the way the (auto) industry designs and positions products,” said Flavio Volpe, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association president. Read article here.

Blockade puts auto investment in Canada in doubt

Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post February 15, 2022 Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association’s Flavio Volpe on how the Ambassador Bridge blockade will affect policies and laws going forward. Watch here.

Jerry Dias, the ‘$5-billion’ blue-collar man

Joe O’Connor, The Financial Post November 30th, 2020 Dias may have commandeered the spotlight — Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, a national trade association, describes his ability to dominate the daily news cycle as his “secret sauce” — but behind the scenes, General Motors of Canada president Scott Bell had command […]

Why Ontario’s auto industry is undergoing a rebirth

Larysa Harapyn, Financial Post November 11th, 2020 Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, speaks with Financial Post’s Larysa Harpyn about the upbeat outlook for the automotive sector. He discusses auto technology, rebirths and Project Arrow.

‘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 […]

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 […]