July 18, 2017 News

Magna to manufacture new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUV

by Canadian Plastics

Production will start later this year at Magna’s contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.

July 10, 2017 News

Engel opens new production hall in Austria for automotive supply

by Canadian Plastics

Schwertberg, Austria-based Engel said it has added the extra space at its Center for Lightweight Composite Technologies, which works to speed up introduction of new technologies on the market.

July 5, 2017 News

Record vehicle sales in Canada in June: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

In the United States, meanwhile, most automakers reported better-than-expected sales last month, as demand continues to shift to crossovers, SUVs and pickup trucks, Scotiabank said.

June 30, 2017 News

Magna’s camera and secure connectivity technology being used in Michigan driver safety project

by Canadian Plastics

The project, involving Magna, the Michigan Department of Transportation, and global science company 3M, is among the first to test vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity in the U.S.

June 29, 2017 News

Mexican auto parts molder relocating to Ontario

by Canadian Plastics

Goss Global SA de CV is moving its global headquarters to London, Ont., and opening a $5 million manufacturing and research and development facility there in a bid to expand into the U.S. from Canada.

June 22, 2017 News

Canadian auto sales forecast increased to 2 million units in 2017

by Canadian Plastics

An improved Prairie Provinces outlook is powering new vehicle purchases by Canadian businesses to a 10-year high, a new report from Scotiabank says.

June 21, 2017 News

Wittmann Battenfeld USA wins Supplier Excellence Award

by Canadian Plastics

Wittmann Battenfeld Inc., the U.S. branch of Austrian plastics processing equipment maker Wittmann Group, has won filtration specialist and customer Mann+Hummel USA Inc.’s NAFTA 2016 Supplier Excellence Award for “Customer Service and Reliability.”

June 16, 2017 News

GM will extend summer shutdown at two U.S. car plants due to slow sedan sales

by Canadian Plastics

As reported by the Associated Press, union officials say the Lordstown plant, which makes the Chevy Cruze, and the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, which makes the mid-size Chevy Malibu, will close for as many as five weeks.

June 14, 2017 News

Magna creates custom LED headlights with injection molded lenses

by Canadian Plastics

The headlights will have their market debut on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.

June 1, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle sales set a record for the month of May: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Most automakers exceeded expectations last month, StatsCan said, but sharp double-digit declines in fleet deliveries from several manufacturers reduced industry volumes.

May 26, 2017 News

Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshire

by Canadian Plastics

Saint-Victor, Que.-based composites manufacturer Deflex Composite Inc. will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berlin, N.H. According to the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, Deflex signed a lease to occupy a 9,600-square-foot facility. Deflex has a

May 24, 2017 News

Borealis to build dedicated automotive compounding plant in North America

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to strengthen its business as a local material supplier to automotive OEMs and their Tier partners in North America, Vienna-based Borealis will build a dedicated automotive PP compounding plant in Taylorsville, N.C.

May 21, 2017 News

Magna unveils camera-equipped mirrors

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its presence in the onboard camera market, Magna International has introduced a camera-based advanced driver assistance technology designed to help prevent traffic accidents caused by blind spots.

May 15, 2017 News

SPE announces Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the winners of the 4th annual Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition. The competition was from among a wide range of parts that had already won in competitions at previous SPE events

May 10, 2017 News

Magna receives Most Innovative Automotive Supplier award

by Canadian Plastics

It’s the second time a Magna technology has been selected for this award.

May 3, 2017 News

Magna establishes new Technology Advisory Council

by Canadian Plastics

iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.

May 2, 2017 News

Canadian vehicle purchases down in April: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

U.S. passenger vehicle sales were also disappointing, with most automakers reporting lower-than-expected volumes.

April 25, 2017 News

Flex-N-Gate breaks ground on new Michigan plant

by Canadian Plastics

Automotive parts supplier Flex-N-Gate Corp. has broken ground on a US$95 million manufacturing facility in Detroit, Mich. that could employ 400 to 700 people by mid-2018. Excavation had already started on the 350,000-square-foot facility before the official groundbreaking ceremony on

April 18, 2017 News

Manufacturing sales slip 0.2% in February: StatsCan

by Canadian Plastics

Factory sales were down in 10 of the 21 industries, representing 37% of the manufacturing sector; sales in motor vehicle assembly fell 5.3%, while petroleum and coal products dropped 5.0%.

April 18, 2017 News

Two dead, one injured in shooting at Tennessee auto parts plant

by Canadian Plastics

Two people are dead following a shooting in the parking lot of an automotive parts making plant in Cookeville, Tenn. The incident took place on April 11 at an auto mirror injection molding plant run by Ficosa North America. According to