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May 30, 2019 News

Global slowdown of vehicle sales continued in April: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Global auto sales fell by 7.9% year-over-year in April for an eighth consecutive month of year-on-year declines, a new report from Scotiabank says.

May 27, 2019 News

Fiat Chrysler and Renault discuss possibility of a merger

by Canadian Plastics

The merger would create the third largest global OEM with 8.7 million vehicle sales.

May 18, 2019 News

U.S. lifts steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

After having been in place for almost a year, the tariffs – 25 per cent on imports of steel and 10 per cent on aluminum – will be removed by May 19.

May 13, 2019 News

Canadian auto parts maker Hematite to open second U.S. location

by Canadian Plastics

The Guelph, Ont.-based company is investing US$11.5 million to establish a production facility in Fayetteville, Tenn.

May 8, 2019 News

Magna opens two new plants in China

by Canadian Plastics

The company’s new plants in Changsha and Shanghai will produce lightweight, aerodynamic parts to help lower emissions and improve fuel economy for China customers.

May 1, 2019 News

Mercedes-Benz to pull Smart cars from Canada, U.S. market

by Canadian Plastics

Just 345 Smart cars were sold in Canada in 2018 after the car went fully electric.

April 30, 2019 News

Toyota to make the Lexus NX SUV in Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota’s facility in Cambridge, Ont. will produce both a standard and hybrid version of the vehicle starting in 2022.

April 23, 2019 News

Magna invests $11.3 million to build new mirrors facility in Morocco

by Canadian Plastics

The 61,400-square-foot facility in Kenitra represents an investment of $11.3 million by Magna and is expected to be operational by spring 2020.

April 8, 2019 News

Borealis beefs up automotive compounds capacity in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Borealis AG has announced that its new compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina, has come on stream during Q1 2019 as planned, with the inauguration of the facility scheduled for May 16. With dedicated production lines for thermoplastic

April 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Scotiabank also forecasts that auto sales in Canada will fall to 1.93 million units delivered in 2019.

March 27, 2019 News

Engel opens second location in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Located in San Pedro near Monterrey, this second location is situated in an automotive manufacturing region.

March 26, 2019 News

Weak early-year auto sales in China, while Europe rebounds: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in Canada continued to decline in February, a new report by Scotiabank said, marking the twelfth year-on-year decline in a row off record February sales a year prior.

March 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto purchases rose in February: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month, a new report from Scotiabank also said.

February 26, 2019 News

Weak sales in China drag down global auto market: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Excluding China, Scotiabank’s most recent Global Auto Report says, vehicle purchases fell by 3 per cent year-over-year worldwide.

February 20, 2019 News

Kistler opens Canadian office in Mississauga, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based Kistler Group, a supplier of measurement technology, has opened its first Canadian location, a new sales centre near Toronto.

February 15, 2019 News

Ontario announces $40 million for auto sector plan

by Canadian Plastics

The announcement is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness.

February 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in the U.S. also dropped in January, a new report from Scotiabank said, as sales activity rebalances from strong gains in late-2018 and adverse weather conditions keep buyers at bay.

February 5, 2019 News

Autoparts maker Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company says it is adjusting production capacity at its London, Ont. manufacturing facility to meet shifting customer demand as the market moves away from passenger cars towards SUVs and crossovers.

January 30, 2019 News

Global auto sales declined in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But despite posting a decline relative to 2017, the Canadian auto market posted its second best year on record, a new report from Scotiabank said.

January 16, 2019 News

Inteva workers walk off job in Ontario in protest of upcoming GM plant closure

by Canadian Plastics

Inteva’s plant in Whitby, Ont. supplies components such as headliners, floor consoles, and instrument panels for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS.