What a half-open international border means for Canada’s auto industry

Dene Moore, Automotive News Canada August 30, 2021 While Canada has opened its border to vaccinated Americans, pandemic restrictions on nonessential travel into the U.S. have been extended until at least Sept. 21. “The effective reopening for cross-border travel for the vaccinated has been helpful,” Volpe said. But manufacturers have been forced into temporary shutdowns […]

‘Demand is through the roof’: Alberta faces rental car shortage

Conchita Galvez, CTVNews Edmonton August 9, 2021 A combination of a microchip shortage, car shortage, and the resumption of travel created a troubling situation for major car rental companies, said Flavio Volpe, president of Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association.  Read article here.

Semiconductor chip shortage continues

Patty Handysides, The Afternoon News, AM800 August 6, 2021 Flavio Volpe, head of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the semiconductor chip shortage that continues causing havoc in the auto industry. Listen here.

Global chip shortage

Dave Trafford for Moore In The Morning, NEWSTALK1010 August 4, 2021 Flavio Volpe, President of the APMA, discusses GM shutting down several of its truck assembly plants owing to the global chip shortage, including extended downtime at its Ingersoll, Ontario plant through the weeks of Aug. 23 and Aug. 30. Listen here.

Why auto parts suppliers could be set for ‘roaring comeback’

Arturo Chang, BNN Bloomberg July 19, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, discusses the ongoing supply chain shortages affecting the auto industry, trade tensions over car rules in the new NAFTA, as well as reasons to be optimistic about the auto industry’s outlook. Watch the interview and read the article here.

Windsor assembly plant shutdown shows need for made in Canada solution

Zander Broeckel, AM800’s The Afternoon News May 12, 2021 The president of the Automotive Parts Manufactures Association says the supply chain issue caused by the pandemic has hit all auto makers hard with many halting or scaling back production for the past few months as they wait for chips to arrive from China. Read article […]