War in Ukraine: Hit to semiconductor supply could hike prices in Canada

Craig Lord, Global News February 25, 2022 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, says there’s been a “slow but steady” return of chip supply to the North American auto sector, but that the industry was banking on “substantial relief” to the flow of semiconductors starting in the second quarter of 2022. Read […]

The chip shortage: story of the year

Perry Lefko, Toronto Star January 1, 2022 Flavio Volpe, CEO of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the chip shortage is one of the main dominos that exposed a fragility in the whole car production system. Read article here.

Chip shortage, supply chain issues give used car prices rare boost

Paige Ellis, BNN Bloomberg December 6, 2021 “This past year, the average value of used cars has gone up. It’s never happened before. It defies all economic modelling” says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association. Read article here.

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.