Dave Waddell, Windsor Star September 29, 2021 “The real question is where does Windsor fit in Ford’s powertrain future? I don’t see a negative answer to that.” says Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Read article here.
Chris Ensing, CBC News March 25, 2021 A pair of projects that aim to transform how Canada competes globally in the automobility industry have collided in the birthplace of the country’s auto industry: Windsor. There is now a digital twin of the Project Arrow vehicle, a zero-emission Canadian made concept vehicle spearheaded by the Automotive […]
Jon Liedtke, Rose City Politics March 20, 2021 In this special interview, Jon chats with Auto Parts Manufacturer’s Association President Flavio Volpe about the industry’s COVID-19 response, Project Arrow and its Windsor connections. Listen to the special interview here.
Greg Layson, Automotive News Canada February 26, 2021 The southwestern Ontario city of Windsor, with the help of the federal and provincial governments, is in hot pursuit of a $2-billion electric-vehicle battery plant. The Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation (WEEDC) this week submitted to the unnamed company a proposal aimed at securing a factory that would […]
Dave Waddell, Windsor Star February 26, 2021 The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has submitted a bid to land an electric vehicle battery production plant that has been described as the most advanced Canadian effort to date to secure the country’s first such facility. The proposal, submitted this week, is for a proposed $2-billion plant that […]
CBC Windsor January 29, 2021 The University of Windsor will be the site of Canada’s first organization dedicated to countering threats Centre tackles infrastructure and data security around autonomous vehicles. This week, the Automotive Parts Manufacturer’s Association (APMA) partnered with the centre to help guide and inform its research. APMA president Flavio Volpe said the […]
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 28, 2020 Unifor wants as many as two new models to be built alongside the minivans at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Windsor, Ont., assembly plant, where one of three shifts was recently cut amid shrinking sales in the segment. Unifor will also push FCA for clarity on its plans for […]
CTV News Windsor September 28, 2020 WINDSOR, ONT. — Workers with Ford Motor Company of Canada have ratified a three-year-deal. Unifor released the results on Monday. Voting started Sunday morning after Ford and Unifor came to a tentative deal on Sept. 22. “This is the single biggest investment in the Canadian auto industry in years […]
CBC News September 23, 2020 A tentative deal between the union that represents Canadian autoworkers and Ford Motor Co. could bring a “historic investment” to the country’s automotive sector, including Windsor’s two Ford engine assembly plants. The potential three-year deal involving a $1.98-billion investment, announced by Unifor president Jerry Dias Tuesday, promises to stabilize employment for Windsor employees by […]
John Irwin, Automotive News Canada September 22, 2020 Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.95 billion in its Canadian operations and build five electric vehicles in Oakville, Ont., beginning in 2025, Unifor President Jerry Dias said today. The announcement comes as part of a tentative three-year contract the union and Ford agreed to early Tuesday […]