Ottawa and Ontario to invest in electric vehicle battery plant

Rob Ferguson, Toronto Star March 22, 2022 Locating the plant in Ontario raises the odds of building more electric vehicles in the province as car companies speed their transition from internal combustion engines, said Flavio Volpe of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.

Ontario EV plan aims for more production, battery plants

Jeff Gray, The Globe and Mail November 17, 2021 Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association, said the government’s new strategy is meant to show that Ontario intends to put money on the table to attract new investments. Read article here.

FCA merger into Stellantis viewed as positive for Ontario’s auto industry

Dave Waddell, Windsor Star January 14, 2021 The finalization of the Peugeot SA and Fiat Chrysler merger on Saturday is being hailed as a positive and necessary development for the domestic auto sector. “In these affairs there’s usually a dominant partner, but this one is unique in they’re equal sized partners. I think it’s a […]

Parts association’s new online program addresses shortage in skilled trades

Paul Brent, Automotive News Canada January 13, 2021 The Ontario auto parts industry is launching a new digital skills training platform this spring to address the growing shortage of skilled trades workers in the auto sector. The online learning platform from the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (AMPA) will offer programs in areas such as health […]

New Ontario agency targets auto investment as industry eyes China

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada January 5, 2021 The Government of Ontario — eager to attract a new plant from automakers in China — has created an agency to act as a “one-stop shop” for manufacturers scouting places to invest. Invest Ontario, created in July, is touted by the government as the “central agency for […]

What Canada might expect from a Joe Biden presidency

John Irwin, Automotive News Canada November 27th, 2020 Joe Biden as the next president of the United States will have far-reaching implications for the Canadian auto industry on everything from trade and tariffs to emissions and electric-vehicle adoption. The next four years are expected to be vastly different from the previous term under U.S. President […]

Ontario spending $9M to help people prepare for auto sector careers

CTV News, Windsor August 31st, 2020 The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association is receiving more than $2 million on 669 jobs for post-secondary students. “Everything in the globally competitive automotive sector comes down to the people you can recruit, train and retain,” said Flavio Volpe, president of the association. “Thanks to the support from the Ontario […]