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 […]

Ontario mobilizing manufacturing to fight COVID-19

Auto parts makers have been in discussions with the Ontario government to switch gears to medical equipment March 23, 2020, Canadian Manufacturing TORONTO — The Ontario government is mobilizing the province’s manufacturing sector to provide equipment and products needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and treat its victims. The Ontario Together website has been […]

APMA says medical suppliers will be forced to share specs with auto industry amid pandemic

Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada March 20, 2020 If medical equipment suppliers refuse to share the technical specifications of the equipment they make with the auto industry, “we will force them,” says the head of Canada’s autoparts makers association. But the question is: How? “You ask nicely, wait respectfully, get frustrated and ask the government […]

Canadian auto suppliers in talks to build ventilators, masks during coronavirus crisis

‘If we can get the drawings and the technical guidance, we’re ready and willing to help’ Naomi Powell, Emily Jackson, Financial Post March 19, 2020 Canadian automotive industry leaders and government officials are attempting to strike commercial agreements with medical device companies to redeploy their idled production lines to make ventilators, masks and other vital […]

Arrow concept car to be a showcase for area automotive firms

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 24, 2020 The Windsor region and the auto cluster knitted together by the 401 in Southwestern Ontario will be key in the building of the Arrow concept car planned by the group representing auto parts makers in Canada. The Auto Parts Manufacturers’ Association announced the project to build an all-Canadian, […]

Canadian auto parts firms hit hard by costly GM strike

Josh Rubin, Toronto Star Oct. 3, 2019 As the U.S. strike against General Motors continues, Canadian auto parts companies are losing millions of dollars and some could even go out of business, industry experts warn. “There are going to be some suppliers who count on GM that could just disappear,” said Canadian automotive industry analyst […]

Diversification key to suppliers surviving GM Oshawa closure

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada May 06, 2019 TORONTO — The announcement to close GM’s Oshawa Assembly came overnight, but many of Canada’s auto parts suppliers saw the writing on the wall years ago and have since been finding other sources of revenue. According to industry experts, those efforts will mitigate the impact of the […]

Martinrea to close parts plant that supplies GM’s ill-fated Oshawa operation

ERIC ATKINS, TRANSPORTATION REPORTER TIM SHUFELT, INVESTMENT REPORTER NOVEMBER 27, 2018 – Globe and Mail Automotive company Martinrea International Inc. says it plans to close a factory that makes parts for the cars that roll off the General Motors Co. assembly line in Oshawa, Ont., a ripple effect from GM’s announcement that it will shut […]