Max Fawcett, Canada’s National Observer April 21, 2021 Erin O’Toole said that the Liberal government didn’t “offer any solutions”. As it turned out, Chrystia Freeland’s first budget was filled with them. Flavio Volpe, the president APMA, says it’s “a game-changer for (the) Canadian zero-emissions vehicles business.” Read the budget piece here.
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada April 19, 2021 The federal government plans to clean and green the Canadian auto industry through a number of measures and millions in spending introduced in its budget. Flavio Volpe, the head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, called it a “material, explicit commitment to net-zero investments in automotive.” Read […]
Flavio Volpe, President at Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association- Chip Shortages for Automakers
The Tom McConnell Show, Newstalk 610 CKTB March 2, 2021 Flavio Volpe discusses traffic stops and chip shortages that affect automation manufacturers on a serious level. This global problem centres very specific, fined-tuned technical facilities whose efforts are difficult to duplicate. Volpe also gives an update on Project Arrow. Listen here.
John, Moore, Moore in the Morning February 15, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association explains how to Canada plans to make a hard turn towards EVs and what that means for the current auto industry. Listen here.
James McCarten, The Canadian Press, Toronto Star February 14, 2021 WASHINGTON – The storied North American automotive industry, the ultimate showcase of Canada’s high-tensile trade ties with the United States, is about to navigate a dramatic hairpin turn. But as the Big Three veer into the all-electric, autonomous era, some Canadians want to seize the […]
On July 1, 2020, the new Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) entered into force. Signed on the margins of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires in November 2018, CUSMA outcomes preserve key elements of the long-lasting trading relationship and incorporate new and updated provisions that seek to address 21st-century trade issues and promote opportunities for […]
Empire Club – The Evolution of an Economic Engine: Assessing the State of Canadian Advanced Manufacturing
Click here for full event recording (Event held on June 5th, 2020) Panelists: Jayson Myers, Diane Reko, Flavio Volpe, Moderator: Peter Hatges Dwindling cash flows, ongoing skills shortages and disruptions to supply chains. Productions lines shut down while others retooled to make new, vitally needed health and safety products. Orders cancelled while oil and gas […]
The APMA is seeking proposals from Learning Management System enterprises interested in providing the technology for a new Online learning portal for the auto manufacturing sector. Please review the linked RFP. Proposals are due by June 15th, 2020.
Melanie Borelli, CTV May 4, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — The Windsor Mold Group has signed a contract with the federal government to manufacture over two million face shields and thousands of head bands to protect frontline healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The group has re-tooled its production to be able to manufacture the equipment. […]
‘A very small part can stop a line… every part has to be there,’ says automotive spokesperson Janyce McGregor, CBC News March 08, 2020 North American manufacturers and retailers haven’t yet experienced widespread disruptions from the coronavirus outbreak. But contingency plans are in effect for industries that use Chinese suppliers — which, these days, means […]