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August 21, 2017 News

Adient buying automotive seating supplier Futuris Group

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive seating maker Adient PLC is acquiring competitor Futuris Group for US$360 million. Futuris, owned by affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, is a global designer and manufacturer of fully integrated automotive seating and interior systems. Headquartered in Oak Park, Mich.,

August 16, 2017 News

Magna posts all-time quarter record sales in Q2 2017

by Canadian Plastics

“The year over year growth was achieved despite North American and European light vehicle production declining by 3% and 1%, respectively, both compared to the second quarter of 2016,” Aurora, Ont.-based Magna said in an Aug. 11 statement.

August 7, 2017 News

GM gains, Nissan slips in annual OEM-supplier relations study

by Canadian Plastics

Results of the new 17th annual North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index study revealed that GM now ranks ahead of Fiat-Chrysler US, Ford and Nissan, which is now in last place.

August 6, 2017 News

Toyota, Mazda partnering to build $1.6 billion auto plant in U.S.

by Canadian Plastics

The plant, which is scheduled to open in 2021, will employ up to 4,000 workers and have an annual production capacity of about 300,000 vehicles. It will build Toyota Corollas and new Mazda cross-over models for the North American market.

July 18, 2017 News

Magna to manufacture new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV

by Canadian Plastics

Production will start later this year at Magna’s contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.

July 10, 2017 News

Engel opens new production hall in Austria for automotive supply

by Canadian Plastics

Schwertberg, Austria-based Engel said it has added the extra space at its Center for Lightweight Composite Technologies, which works to speed up introduction of new technologies on the market.

July 5, 2017 News

Record vehicle sales in Canada in June: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

In the United States, meanwhile, most automakers reported better-than-expected sales last month, as demand continues to shift to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, Scotiabank said.

June 30, 2017 News

Magna’s camera and secure connectivity technology being used in Michigan driver safety project

by Canadian Plastics

The project, involving Magna, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and global science company 3M, is among the first to test vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity in the U.S.

June 29, 2017 News

Mexican auto parts molder relocating to Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Goss Global SA de CV is moving its global headquarters to London, Ont., and opening a $5 million manufacturing and research and development facility there in a bid to expand into the U.S. from Canada.

June 22, 2017 News

Canadian auto sales forecast increased to 2 million units in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

An improved Prairie Provinces outlook is powering new vehicle purchases by Canadian businesses to a 10-year high, a new report from Scotiabank says.

June 21, 2017 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA wins Supplier Excellence Award

by Canadian Plastics

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.”

June 16, 2017 News

GM will extend summer shutdown at two U.S. car plants due to slow sedan sales

by Canadian Plastics

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.

June 14, 2017 News

Magna creates custom LED headlights with injection molded lenses

by Canadian Plastics

The headlights will have their market debut on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

June 1, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales set a record for the month of May: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Most automakers exceeded expectations last month, StatsCan said, but sharp double-digit declines in fleet deliveries from several manufacturers reduced industry volumes.

May 26, 2017 News

Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshire

by Canadian Plastics

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

May 24, 2017 News

Borealis to build dedicated automotive compounding plant in North America

by Canadian Plastics

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.

May 21, 2017 News

Magna unveils camera-equipped mirrors

by Canadian Plastics

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.

May 15, 2017 News

SPE announces Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

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

May 10, 2017 News

Magna receives Most Innovative Automotive Supplier award

by Canadian Plastics

It’s the second time a Magna technology has been selected for this award.

May 3, 2017 News

Magna establishes new Technology Advisory Council

by Canadian Plastics

iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.