Magna to manufacture new Jaguar E-PACE compact SUVby Canadian Plastics
Production will start later this year at Magna’s contract vehicle manufacturing facility in Graz, Austria.
Engel opens new production hall in Austria for automotive supplyby 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.
Record vehicle sales in Canada in June: Scotiabankby 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.
Magna’s camera and secure connectivity technology being used in Michigan driver safety projectby 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.
Mexican auto parts molder relocating to Ontarioby 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.
Canadian auto sales forecast increased to 2 million units in 2017by 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.
Wittmann Battenfeld USA wins Supplier Excellence Awardby 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.”
GM will extend summer shutdown at two U.S. car plants due to slow sedan salesby 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.
Magna creates custom LED headlights with injection molded lensesby Canadian Plastics
The headlights will have their market debut on the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse.
Canadian vehicle sales set a record for the month of May: StatsCanby Canadian Plastics
Most automakers exceeded expectations last month, StatsCan said, but sharp double-digit declines in fleet deliveries from several manufacturers reduced industry volumes.
Quebec molder Deflex setting up shop in New Hampshireby 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…
Borealis to build dedicated automotive compounding plant in North Americaby 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.
Magna unveils camera-equipped mirrorsby 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.
SPE announces Plastics for Life Global Parts Competition winnersby 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…
Magna receives Most Innovative Automotive Supplier awardby Canadian Plastics
It’s the second time a Magna technology has been selected for this award.
Magna establishes new Technology Advisory Councilby Canadian Plastics
iPod and Nest inventor Tony Fadell and MIT Mobility Professor Ian Hunter are members of the group.
Canadian vehicle purchases down in April: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
U.S. passenger vehicle sales were also disappointing, with most automakers reporting lower-than-expected volumes.
Flex-N-Gate breaks ground on new Michigan plantby 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…
Manufacturing sales slip 0.2% in February: StatsCanby 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%.
Two dead, one injured in shooting at Tennessee auto parts plantby 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…