Magna provides COVID-19 update, withdraws outlookby 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.
Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler suspend all North American production to stop coronavirus spreadby 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.
Coronavirus leads Ford to idle Chicago assembly plant because of parts shortageby Canadian Plastics
The closure is due to COVID-19 cases that halted work at a nearby Ford parts supplier.
Domo Chemicals to build nylon compounding plant in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
The new plant will be capable of producing 50,000 tonnes of sustainable and innovative engineered nylon compounds each year.
Canadian auto sales estimated as being “relatively flat” in January, report saysby Canadian Plastics
In the U.S., meanwhile, auto sales contracted modestly in January, the report from Scotiabank says.
Frimo and Hennecke form strategic partnership for automotive applicationsby 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.
Molded Precision Components is pursuing perfectionby 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.
Material supplier Teijin to establish European automotive centreby Canadian Plastics
The centre will handle concept, designing, prototyping, evaluations, marketing, and technical research for next-generation automotive components.
GM to invest $2.2 billion to build electric vehicles in Detroit plantby 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.
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.