July 15, 2013 News

Special “Plastics and mobility” show to run at K2013

by Canadian Plastics

The K 2013 trade show in October will include a new showcase to spotlight the theme of plastics and mobility.

July 5, 2013 News

Magna loses Chief Strategy Officer Herbert Demel

by Canadian Plastics

Herbert Demel has stepped down from his role as chief strategy officer at automotive parts manufacturer Magna International Inc.

June 25, 2013 News

Magna opens new Shenyang, China engineering centre

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc.’s Magna Steyr operating has opened an engineering centre in Shenyang, China.

June 24, 2013 News

South America poised for big automotive growth: IHS

by Canadian Plastics

The South American automobile market will grow significantly by 2025, becoming one of the top three growth markets globally for light vehicle sales, according to a forecast by IHS Automotive.

June 16, 2013 News

Magna moving U.S. HQ to larger space in Troy, Mich.

by Canadian Plastics

Spurred by growing business and staffing requirements, auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. plans to relocate about 300 employees into 117,300 square feet of office space at its new U.S. headquarters by September.

June 10, 2013 News

Asahi Kasei buying out DuPont’s share of Chinese polyacetal JV

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical manufacturers Asahi Kasei Chemicals and DuPont China Holdings Co., Ltd. (DuPont) are ending their collaboration to make polyacetal copolymer resin in China, with the companies announcing that Asahi Kasei will buy DuPont’s 50 per…

June 9, 2013 News

China auto sales continued to slow in May

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales growth decelerated further in China during May amid signs of weakness in China’s economic recovery.

June 5, 2013 News

Automotive plastics market worth $46 billion by 2018: report

by Canadian Plastics

The global demand for automotive plastics could reach US$46 billion by 2018. according to a new report.

May 30, 2013 News

CME partners with Windsor’s OAVR to support local manufacturers

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen the voice of manufacturers and exporters in Ontario’s Windsor-Essex County, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) organization is partnering with the University of Windsor’s Office of Automotive and…

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.