An improved Prairie Provinces outlook is powering new vehicle purchases by Canadian businesses to a 10-year high, a new report from Scotiabank says.
Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the U.S. branch of Austrian plastics processing equipment maker Wittmann Group, has won filtration specialist and customer Mann+Hummel USA Inc.’s NAFTA 2016 Supplier Excellence Award for “Customer Service and Reliability.”
As reported by the Associated Press, union officials say the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevy Cruze, and the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, which makes the mid-size Chevy Malibu, will close for as many as five weeks.
The headlights will have their market debut on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
Most automakers exceeded expectations last month, StatsCan said, but sharp double-digit declines in fleet deliveries from several manufacturers reduced industry volumes.
Saint-Victor, Que.-based composites manufacturer Deflex Composite Inc. will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berlin, N.H. According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Deflex signed a lease to occupy a 9,600-square-foot facility. Deflex has a…
In a bid to strengthen its business as a local material supplier to automotive OEMs and their Tier partners in North America, Vienna-based Borealis will build a dedicated automotive PP compounding plant in Taylorsville, N.C.
In a bid to expand its presence in the onboard camera market, Magna International has introduced a camera-based advanced driver assistance technology designed to help prevent traffic accidents caused by blind spots.
The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 4th annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition. The competition was from among a wide range of parts that had already won in competitions at previous SPE events…
It’s the second time a Magna technology has been selected for this award.
iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.
U.S. passenger vehicle sales were also disappointing, with most automakers reporting lower-than-expected volumes.
Automotive parts supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. has broken ground on a US$95 million manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. that could employ 400 to 700 people by mid-2018. Excavation had already started on the 350,000-square-foot facility before the official groundbreaking ceremony on…
Factory sales were down in 10 of the 21 industries, representing 37% of the manufacturing sector; sales in motor vehicle assembly fell 5.3%, while petroleum and coal products dropped 5.0%.
Two people are dead following a shooting in the parking lot of an automotive parts making plant in Cookeville, Tenn. The incident took place on April 11 at an auto mirror injection molding plant run by Ficosa North America. According to…
More recent sales data for March confirm the trend of record volumes in both Canada and Mexico, Scotiabank said.
Canadian vehicle sale purchases in March 2017 advanced 7% above a year earlier, setting a monthly record for March. According to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank, sales exceeded an annualized 2.1 million units in March 2017, lifting year-to-date…
The new research centre in Ottawa will hire 295 engineers, who will work on developing autonomous and connected vehicles. Ford will also establish satellite engineering centres in Waterloo, Ont., and Oakville, Ont.
A new survey being conducted by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association seeks to detail the level of integration in the North American auto industry.
Ford Motor Company will invest US$1.2 billion in three Michigan factories, including US$850 million at its Michigan Assembly plant to make the new Ford Ranger and Ford Bronco. The Dearborn, Mich.-based automaker’s investment includes plans to add 130 new jobs at…