April 8, 2019 News

Borealis beefs up automotive compounds capacity in North America

by Canadian Plastics

Chemical supplier Borealis AG has announced that its new compounding plant in Taylorsville, North Carolina, has come on stream during Q1 2019 as planned, with the inauguration of the facility scheduled for May 16. With dedicated production lines for thermoplastic

April 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in March: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Scotiabank also forecasts that auto sales in Canada will fall to 1.93 million units delivered in 2019.

March 27, 2019 News

Engel opens second location in Mexico

by Canadian Plastics

Located in San Pedro near Monterrey, this second location is situated in an automotive manufacturing region.

March 26, 2019 News

Weak early-year auto sales in China, while Europe rebounds: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Sales in Canada continued to decline in February, a new report by Scotiabank said, marking the twelfth year-on-year decline in a row off record February sales a year prior.

March 4, 2019 News

Canadian auto purchases rose in February: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Auto sales in the U.S. fell for a second consecutive month, a new report from Scotiabank also said.

February 26, 2019 News

Weak sales in China drag down global auto market: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Excluding China, Scotiabank’s most recent Global Auto Report says, vehicle purchases fell by 3 per cent year-over-year worldwide.

February 20, 2019 News

Kistler opens Canadian office in Mississauga, Ont.

by Canadian Plastics

Swiss-based Kistler Group, a supplier of measurement technology, has opened its first Canadian location, a new sales centre near Toronto.

February 15, 2019 News

Ontario announces $40 million for auto sector plan

by Canadian Plastics

The announcement is part of a 10-year plan for strengthening the auto sector’s competitiveness.

February 5, 2019 News

Canadian auto sales down in January: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in the U.S. also dropped in January, a new report from Scotiabank said, as sales activity rebalances from strong gains in late-2018 and adverse weather conditions keep buyers at bay.

February 5, 2019 News

Autoparts maker Brose to cut 100 jobs at Ontario operations

by Canadian Plastics

The Germany-based company says it is adjusting production capacity at its London, Ont. manufacturing facility to meet shifting customer demand as the market moves away from passenger cars towards SUVs and crossovers.

January 30, 2019 News

Global auto sales declined in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But despite posting a decline relative to 2017, the Canadian auto market posted its second best year on record, a new report from Scotiabank said.

January 16, 2019 News

Inteva workers walk off job in Ontario in protest of upcoming GM plant closure

by Canadian Plastics

Inteva’s plant in Whitby, Ont. supplies components such as headliners, floor consoles, and instrument panels for the Chevrolet Impala and Cadillac XTS.

January 16, 2019 News

Magna expects 2019 sales to be hurt by a variety of factors

by Canadian Plastics

The auto parts maker anticipates that the strong U.S. dollar, the sale of its fluid pressure and controls business, and GM plant closures will negatively impact its bottom line this year.

January 7, 2019 News

Canadian vehicle sales down in December: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

But auto purchases in the U.S. recorded their highest one-month total since October 2017, the new report from Scotiabank said.

January 4, 2019 News

Revere Plastics buys assets of auto parts molder Sur-Flo

by Canadian Plastics

Headquartered in Fraser, Mich., Sur-Flo has 35 injection molding presses ranging from 45 to 3,300 tons, and serves automotive OEM and Tier 1 customers.

December 27, 2018 News

World auto sales growth stalls in 2018: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Vehicle purchases in Canada in November fell below 1.9 million annualised units for the first time since late-2016, Scotiabank said, but sales are still on track for their second-highest year on record in 2018.

December 23, 2018 News

Cooper Standard building new global HQ in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

To be completed in 2020, the new 110,000-square-foot building in Northville, Mich. will house approximately 400 employees.

December 18, 2018 News

Magna buying Spanish automotive seat maker Viza Geca SL

by Canadian Plastics

The acquisition gives Magna four new facilities and more than 1,100 new employees.

December 14, 2018 News

Magna opens mechatronics center in China

by Canadian Plastics

The new engineering center will support the growing vehicle accessibility market in China.

December 5, 2018 News

Auto purchases in Canada fell sharply in November: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

A sharp drop in Detroit Three sales pulled purchases below 1.9 million units for the first time in over three years, a new report from Scotiabank said.