March 27, 2020 News

Magna provides COVID-19 update, withdraws outlook

by Canadian Plastics

The Aurora, Ont.-based auto parts supplier Automotive parts supplier has established “internal task forces” to deal with the potential impact of COVID-19 on its business.

March 19, 2020 News

Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spread

by Canadian Plastics

The decisions follow discussions with the United Autoworkers Union as it urged the Big Three automakers to help look out for workers’ wellbeing.

March 18, 2020 News

Coronavirus leads Ford to idle Chicago assembly plant because of parts shortage

by Canadian Plastics

The closure is due to COVID-19 cases that halted work at a nearby Ford parts supplier.

March 13, 2020 News

Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.

February 7, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales estimated as being “relatively flat” in January, report says

by Canadian Plastics

In the U.S., meanwhile, auto sales contracted modestly in January, the report from Scotiabank says.

February 5, 2020 News

Frimo and Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applications

by Canadian Plastics

Frimo is contributing its systems technology in the areas of molded foam, elastomers, and composites, while Hennecke is providing its metering and mix head technology.

February 5, 2020 Feature

Molded Precision Components is pursuing perfection

by Canadian Plastics

Located near Barrie, Ont., this full-service engineering, product development, and injection molding specialist produces over 70 million high-precision plastic parts each year. And you could probably count the rejects on the fingers of one hand.

January 28, 2020 News

Material supplier Teijin to establish European automotive centre

by Canadian Plastics

The centre will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing, and technical research for next-generation automotive components.

January 27, 2020 News

GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plant

by Canadian Plastics

The automaker will also invest an additional US$800 million in supplier tooling and other projects related to the launch of the new electric trucks.

January 22, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales “disappointed” in 2019, report says

by 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.

January 10, 2020 News

APMA launches Project Arrow, an all-Canadian zero-emissions concept vehicle

by 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.

January 8, 2020 Feature

Ford and McDonald’s collaborate to convert coffee bean skin into car parts

by 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.

January 7, 2020 News

Canadian auto sales were down in December, report says

by Canadian Plastics

The new report by Scotiabank also notes that U.S. auto sales dipped even more sharply in December.

December 3, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales dipped again in October, report says

by 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.

November 21, 2019 News

Magna buys Czech automotive lighting engineering firm Winpac

by Canadian Plastics

The deal will strengthen its engineering and electronics competencies and increase its forward lighting engineering capability in Europe, Magna said.

November 19, 2019 News

Canadian manufacturing sales down slightly in September, StatsCan says

by 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.

November 12, 2019 News

Ontario auto parts molder Axiom Group building first U.S. plant

by Canadian Plastics

The facility, which represents an investment of approximately $20 million, will open at Overland Industrial Park in Toldeo, Ohio, by 2020.

November 12, 2019 News

Magna wins largest contract for transmission technologies in company history

by Canadian Plastics

The multi-year contract calls for Magna to build dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid variants, for strategic partner BMW Group.

November 12, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales fell back “modestly” in October, report says

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. auto sales also posted a decline in October, according to a new report from Scotiabank.

November 11, 2019 News

Material supplier MOL acquires compounder Aurora Group

by Canadian Plastics

Aurora has production plants located nearby automotive manufacturing and plastics conversion clusters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.