May 22, 2013 News

Big three automakers cancel summer shutdowns to meet renewed demand

by Canadian Plastics

Detroit’s Big Three automakers are largely forgoing the traditional two-week summer break at their factories and speeding up production to meet buyers’ growing demand for new cars and trucks.

May 16, 2013 News

SPE Automotive Division to hold innovation awards in November

by Canadian Plastics

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the date, location and theme for its 43rd annual Automotive Innovation Awards Gala.

May 15, 2013 News

North American moldmakers unprepared for “historic” auto surge: DesRosiers

by Canadian Plastics

In service of pent-up consumer demand, the North American auto industry launched approximately 70 all-new vehicle models each year for the next five years, translating into an “historic” wealth of new work that will be up for bids to North…

May 13, 2013 News

Magna reports improved Q1 2013 profits, forecast rises

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts giant Magna International Inc. hiked its full-year sales forecasts after posting a better-than-expected profit and a 9 per cent rise in revenue in the first quarter of 2013.

May 8, 2013 News

Canadian auto parts industry rebounds: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

The Canadian auto parts industry performed well last year in select markets including the U.S. and Mexico, as well as advances in sales to India and South Korea, according to a new Scotiabank report.

May 1, 2013 News

Nine hurt in explosion at Magna auto plant in Newmarket, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Nine people were hurt – six of whom were taken to hospital – after a fire and explosion at the Magna International Inc. automotive plant in Newmarket, Ont., north of Toronto on Wednesday, May 1.

April 23, 2013 News

KUKA buys plant engineering business of Utica Companies

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to boost its profile as a manufacturing systems supplier to North America’s auto sector, automation supplier KUKA Systems Group has purchased the plant engineering business of Michigan-based welding equipment maker Utica…

April 17, 2013 News

U.S. industrial production rises 0.4 per cent in March

by Canadian Plastics

Despite job losses, U.S. industrial output rose in March as cold weather kept utilities busy generating heat and a surge in auto production helped offset broader weakness in manufacturing.

April 3, 2013 News

Canadian auto sales down less than 1% from 2012 record

by Canadian Plastics

It didn’t last: sales of cars and light trucks in Canada recorded a modest slip last month compared with the recording-setting pace set in March 2012.

March 27, 2013 News

Suzuki Canada to wrap up auto sales after 2014

by Canadian Plastics

Suzuki Canada Inc. (SCI) will to stop selling automobiles in Canada after the 2014 model year.

March 18, 2013 News

GM recognizes Canadian firms as among its top suppliers

by Canadian Plastics

A group of Canadian automotive suppliers have been recognized by General Motors as the automaker unveiled its 21st annual Supplier of the Year award winners earlier this month.

March 13, 2013 News

N. American-built vehicle sales in Canada remain stable

by Canadian Plastics

The majority of light vehicles sold in Canada are built in North American plants, with approximately a quarter of new vehicles sourced from overseas production facilities, according to new data from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants.

March 11, 2013 News

GM investing $250 million in western Ontario assembly plant

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors Canada is investing $250 million in its assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont., to “support future vehicle production,” the automaker announced.

March 6, 2013 News

Surge in global vehicle sales and production: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Stronger-than-expected passenger vehicle sales combined with sharp gains in global vehicle production will provide a boost to global economic activity, the Scotiabank Global Auto Report has concluded.

March 4, 2013 News

Magna reports improved earnings in Q4 2012, increases sales outlook

by Canadian Plastics

Magna International has reported improved earnings and raised its outlook for North American vehicle production and sales for the year.

February 19, 2013 News

Demand for automotive plastics to top US$18 billion by 2016

by Canadian Plastics

The global automotive plastics industry market is projected to reach US$18.9 billion by 2016, primarily supported by the end-users, according to a new study by research firm Research and Markets.

February 18, 2013 News

2012 second-highest year on record for Canadian auto sales

by Canadian Plastics

Canada’s automotive sector enjoyed its second-best year ever in 2012, selling more than 1.6 million vehicles.

January 30, 2013 News

2013 Canadian auto sales to be second best on record: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Led by strong demand in resource-rich Alberta, Canadian auto sales will rise to 1.69 million units this year, according to a new report by ScotiaBank.

January 29, 2013 News

Toyota gets $34 million for investment in Cambridge plant

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) has received a $34 million investment from the Federal and Ontario governments to fund the construction of new assembly lines and add jobs at its Cambridge, Ont. manufacturing facility.

January 28, 2013 News

Toyota back on top as world’s biggest-selling automaker

by Canadian Plastics

Toyota has officially reclaimed its ranking as the world’s top automaker.