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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LSR maker Simtec announces new managing director
The Florida-based firm has appointed industry veteran Roland Keller to the role.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tokyo researchers hit on new design method to reduce weight in reinforced plastics
The development opens the doors to lighter aircrafts and automobiles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ontario provides funding to Barrie, Innisfil, Oro-Medonte auto-parts companies
The funding comes through the province’s Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.