Canadian Plastics


July 29, 2021  

Magna, LG partner on joint venture for electric powertrains

The JV establishes a new company, to be called LG Magna e-Powertrain, which is headquartered in Incheon, South Korea.

July 28, 2021  

Turning automotive plastic waste into new sustainable materials

A new research project involving Eastman shows how to recycle automotive-industry mixed plastic waste in the automotive supply chain.

July 26, 2021  

Magna acquiring Swedish driver technology firm Veoneer for $3.8 billion

The deal aims to strengthen and broaden Magna’s ADAS portfolio and industry position.

July 8, 2021  

Magna offering education program for its employees

Magna is working with education program provider InStride to provide employees with undergraduate degrees at leading colleges and universities through InStride’s educational network.

June 30, 2021  

GM to stop making Equinox at Ontario plant in April, in switch to electric vehicles

The CAMI Assembly plant in Ingersoll will be converted to produce GM’s new BrightDrop electric EV600 llght commercial vehicle.

June 30, 2021  

LSR maker Simtec announces new managing director

The Florida-based firm has appointed industry veteran Roland Keller to the role.

June 25, 2021  

Ontario invests $7 million for training in automotive manufacturing

The project, which targets people from underrepresented groups, is being led by the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

June 18, 2021  

Rehau Group reorganizes automotive, industrial units; supervisory board members change roles

The automotive business now becomes an independent company while the industrial business forms a new umbrella for other Rehau divisions.

June 14, 2021  

Feds invest $10 million in Hamilton-based clean automotive and aerospace hub

McMaster University’s new iHub will support more than 230 SMEs to commercialize new technologies for next-generation automotive and aerospace sectors.

June 9, 2021  

SPE introduces new COVID-19 category for Auto Innovation Awards

The award will highlight how automotive OEMs and suppliers adapted their processes, materials, or business to support international needs for battling COVID-19.

June 4, 2021  

Magna sells three German auto parts plants to Mutares

The plants in Obertshausen, Sulzbach, and Idar-Oberstein make exterior components and employ about 1,700 workers.

June 2, 2021  

Tokyo researchers hit on new design method to reduce weight in reinforced plastics

The development opens the doors to lighter aircrafts and automobiles.

May 20, 2021  

Federal government invests $7.5 million for automobility accelerator in Windsor-Essex

The non-repayable funding from FedDev Ontario will go to Invest WindsorEssex to support the development of secure, zero-emissions vehicles technologies.

May 10, 2021  

Michelin co-develops sustainable tires based on recycled PET

The tire maker says it has successfully validated the use of Carbios’ enzymatic recycling technology for PET plastic waste in its tires.

May 6, 2021  

GM’s Oshawa assembly plant to restart ahead of schedule

Full-size truck production is now expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, ahead of the previous target of January 2022.

May 2, 2021  

Magna commits to carbon neutrality in global operations by 2030

The auto parts maker has also signed on as a founding sponsor of XPrize Abundant Energy Alliance.

April 14, 2021  

Investment firm Apollo Funds to buy majority stake in ABC Technologies

Founded in 1974, Toronto-based ABC molds a wide range of automotive systems and components.

April 12, 2021  

GM Canada completes federal order for 10 million face masks

Since the start of production in May 2020, the team at Oshawa Operations produced approximately one million masks a month to help protect front-line workers and other Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 5, 2021  

Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies

The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).

March 30, 2021  

Ontario invests $10 million in auto parts companies to boost supply chain competitiveness

The projects will help position the province as a hub for building cars of the future.

March 26, 2021  

Taiga Motors to build assembly plant in Shawinigan, Que.

The mass-assembly plant is designed to bolster Taiga into becoming a globally leading OEM for powersports vehicles.

March 15, 2021  

Magna releases new eBeam technology to drive pickup truck electrification

Magna says that eBeam provides the ability to retain pickup truck capability while transitioning to electrification.

March 9, 2021  

Ontario molder Stratus Plastics expanding its Kentucky operations

The Windsor-based injection molder will create 40 jobs while immediately expanding production at its Morgantown facility, with the potential for a total of 135 new positions in the years to come.

March 8, 2021  

Feds invest in Ontario injection molder Kumi Canada

The company is receiving $2 million from FedDev Ontario to expand its facility, install new equipment, increase production capacity, and create new jobs.

February 24, 2021  

Magna building auto battery plant in Michigan

The new $70-million plant in St. Clair will build complex battery enclosures for General Motors Co.’s all-new 2022 GMC Hummer EV.

February 10, 2021  

University of Windsor opens centre to combat automotive cybersecurity threats

The SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence has already announced a partnership with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association.

February 2, 2021  

Ford Motor Co. of Canada names Bev Goodman as new president and CEO

Goodman, a 25-year veteran of the Oakville, Ont.-based automaker, replaces Dean Stoneley.

February 1, 2021  

GM plans to go mostly electric by 2035, be carbon neutral by 2040

The automaker will concentrate on offering zero-emissions vehicles in different prices ranges.

January 20, 2021  

Manufacturing sales down in November, wholesale sales up, StatCan says

Manufacturing sales fell in November for the first time in three months, and sales were down in 5 of 21 industries, driven mainly by the aerospace product and parts, motor vehicle, and motor vehicle parts industries.

January 19, 2021  

Unifor approves $1 billion GM deal to build electric vans in Ontario

Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal, and work will begin immediately to ready the plant in Ingersoll for van production to begin in November.

January 12, 2021  

Ford to close Brazil manufacturing operations

The company is closing two plants immediately and a third later in the year, as part of a restructuring plan meant to cut costs and increase efficiency.

January 11, 2021  

General Motors redesigns its logo for the electric vehicle era

General Motors is changing its corporate logo and launching an electric vehicle marketing campaign to reshape its image as clean vehicle company.