Canadian auto sales “disappointed” in 2019, report saysby Canadian Plastics
This marks a second consecutive year of auto sales declines following the 2017 high, a new report from Scotiabank says, and auto sales are in for another bumpy ride in 2020.
APMA launches Project Arrow, an all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicleby Canadian Plastics
The project, aimed to be completed by 2022, an effort to meet the Canadian federal government’s call for a zero-emission future by 2050.
Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car partsby Canadian Plastics
Drawing on Canadian research, the companies are giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using coffee chaff in vehicle parts such as headlamp housings.
Canadian auto sales were down in December, report saysby Canadian Plastics
The new report by Scotiabank also notes that U.S. auto sales dipped even more sharply in December.
Canadian auto sales dipped again in October, report saysby Canadian Plastics
Auto sales fell back modestly by 0.6% year-over-year in October, a new report from Scotiabank says, with flat fleet sales providing little offset to a continued decline in retail performance.
Magna buys Czech automotive lighting engineering firm Winpacby Canadian Plastics
The deal will strengthen its engineering and electronics competencies and increase its forward lighting engineering capability in Europe, Magna said.
Canadian manufacturing sales down slightly in September, StatsCan saysby Canadian Plastics
Sales in the machinery industry increased 5.5 per cent to $3.7 billion, however, which was the largest monthly increase since May 2018.
Ontario auto parts molder Axiom Group building first U.S. plantby Canadian Plastics
The facility, which represents an investment of approximately $20 million, will open at Overland Industrial Park in Toldeo, Ohio, by 2020.
Magna wins largest contract for transmission technologies in company historyby Canadian Plastics
The multi-year contract calls for Magna to build dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid variants, for strategic partner BMW Group.
Canadian auto sales fell back “modestly” in October, report saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.
Material supplier MOL acquires compounder Aurora Groupby Canadian Plastics
Aurora has production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
General Motors quitting Plastics Industry Associationby Canadian Plastics
According to Greenpeace, GM told the environmental group that it has allowed its membership with the U.S.-based plastics association to lapse.
North America automotive tooling spend to drop to US$6.8 billion, report saysby Canadian Plastics
The key factor driving this reducing tooling spend is the decreased number of North American vehicles that will be sourced for production in 2020, the report from Harbour Results says.
TPE maker United Soft Plastics opens Texas manufacturing plantby Canadian Plastics
The company’s new Houston facility is nearly 20,000 square feet and has 10 million lbs production capacity.
Schaefer Systems to sell Woodbridge foam packaging in North Americaby Canadian Plastics
The agreement allows Charlotte, N.C.-based Schaefer to provide design, manufacturing, and distribution support to large industrial manufacturing customers with emphases within the automotive industry.
Canadian auto sales posted “modest” uptick in August, Scotiabank saysby Canadian Plastics
The sales increase ended a record seventeenth month of year-over-year declines in auto sales in Canada, a new report from the bank says.
Teijin opens new resin compound plant, technical centre in Thailandby Canadian Plastics
The plant will help Tokyo-based Teijin meet the demand for compound resin products for the automotive and communication sectors in Asia.
Canadian auto sales posted modest increase in August, report saysby Canadian Plastics
U.S. auto sales also grew at a robust rate in August, according to the latest Auto News Flash from Scotiabank.
Ontario auto parts maker Global Plas expands, adds machines and automationby Canadian Plastics
With $2.5 million in funding assistance from FedDev Ontario, the Concord-based company will scale up operations and create 50 new jobs.
Ford global director Michael J. Whitens wins SPE Lifetime Achievement Awardby Canadian Plastics
A retired automotive industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Whitens spent the majority of his career at Ford in various body engineering disciplines.