Chrysler to axe Dodge Grand Caravan in 2016by Canadian Plastics
As part of an effort to make the brands more distinct, automaker Chrysler Group is dropping the Dodge Grand Caravan minivan and introducing a new Chrysler compact car.
Geographic diversification “crucial” for Canadian auto exporters: reportby Canadian Plastics
Geographical diversification is “crucial” for Canada’s auto exports, but it appears to be stuck in neutral while most other major vehicle producing countries, including the U.S., have diversified their markets by expanding…
ABC Group sells U.S. subsidiary to Chinese holding companyby Canadian Plastics
Toronto-based global automotive parts maker ABC Group Inc. has sold its ABC Group Fuel Systems Inc. subsidiary to China’s state-owned firm Rongshi International Holding Company Ltd.
Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehiclesby Canadian Plastics
As any blackjack player could tell you, doubling down involves a big risk. But it’s one thing to chance it at the local casino for half a day’s pay, quite another when careers, reputations, and hundreds of millions of dollars are on…
Brazilian auto parts maker Torcomp building first U.S. plantby Canadian Plastics
A Brazilian car parts manufacturer is planning to begin construction in Pennsylvania later this month on its first facility in the U.S.
Lanxess opens new compounding plant in Brazilby Canadian Plastics
Materials supplier Lanxess has officially opened its thermoplastics compounding facility at the company’s site at Porto Feliz, Brazil.
GM invests $449M in Michigan electric vehicles facilitiesby Canadian Plastics
General Motors has announced a US$449 million investment to upgrade manufacturing processes at its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly and Brownstown Battery Assembly plants in Michigan, to support the next generation of electric vehicles and battery…
Magna investing $1.5M in Ontario closures plant, adding 75 jobsby Canadian Plastics
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. is investing $1.5 million and adding 75 jobs at a plant north of Toronto as part of an expansion of its closures division.
Light vehicle sales in Canada mostly flat in Marchby Canadian Plastics
Light vehicle sales in Canada were flat for automakers overall in March, as an increase in light truck sales was offset by a drop in passenger cars.
Ontario program offers $1M for autonomous vehicle technologyby Canadian Plastics
Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) has launched a $1-million program designed to develop autonomous and connected vehicle technologies in the province.
Invista planting deep roots in Chinaby Canadian Plastics
Chemical supplier Invista has broken ground on new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) and nylon 6,6 polymer plants in China.
Canadian auto sector to help economy less than in U.S., Mexico in Q2: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
The global auto industry hit a record-high output in the first quarter of 2014, despite a slow start in North America due to weather-related issues, according to a new report from Scotiabank.
Synventive opening new service centre in Windsor, Ont.by Canadian Plastics
In a move to better support its customers in the automotive sector, hot runner systems supplier Synventive Molding Solutions will be opening a new service centre in Windsor, Ont.
Chrysler adding 800 jobs at Michigan plant once slated for closureby Canadian Plastics
A Michigan assembly plant slated for closure just four years ago has now added 800 jobs as Chrysler gets set to ramp up production of its redesigned midsize sedan.
Korean trade deal drawing fire from auto sectorby Canadian Plastics
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of a free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea is drawing fire from segments of the automotive sector.
Mexico’s auto sector has grown dramatically since 1994: Scotiabankby Canadian Plastics
Due in large part to low labor costs and international trade deals, output from Mexico’s auto sector has advanced at an annual rate of nearly six per cent over the last 20 years, according to Scotiabank,
Magna investing, adding jobs in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
Magna Interior Trim will invest US$3.6 million and create 274 jobs at its plants in China and Benzonia townships in Michigan, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).
2014 budget gives boosts to exports, auto sector, and technical trainingby Canadian Plastics
The 2014 federal budget will provide Ontario’s battered manufacturing sector with more than $1 billion in spending over the next two years to help the auto industry and build a new bridge to the U.S. at Windsor, Ont.
Toyota will end car manufacturing in Australia by 2017by Canadian Plastics
In what will spell the final blow to the country’s auto manufacturing industry, Toyota Motor Corp. will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017.
Magna partners with Italian bio plastics company for automotive R&Dby Canadian Plastics
Magna International Inc. has signed a cooperation agreement with bio-on, an Italian intellectual property company, to start exclusive R&D activities on the use of bio plastics for the automotive industry.