November 24, 2014 News

GM investing $200 million in 2 Michigan plants for new vehicle

by Canadian Plastics

General Motors Co. (GM) is investing US$200 million in two plants in Michigan in order to expand vehicle manufacturing in that state.

November 16, 2014 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winners

by Canadian Plastics

The Automotive Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) has announced the award winners of its Automotive Innovation Awards Competition – chief among them the an active glove box application on the 2015 Ford Motor Co. Ford…

November 3, 2014 News

SPE names Automotive Innovation Awards finalists

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Division has selected finalists for its 2014 Automotive Innovation Awards competition, said by SPE to be the oldest and largest competition of its kind in the world. Category winners and the…

October 28, 2014 News

Magna opens exteriors facility in Michigan

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has opened DexSys, a new greenfield automotive exterior products plant in Delta Township, Mich.

October 27, 2014 News

Auto parts sector must invest to thrive: DesRosiers

by Canadian Plastics

There are good days ahead for Canada’s automotive parts makers and toolmakers – but only the companies that invest in manpower, technology, and research and development will reap the full benefits, according to Canadian…

October 7, 2014 News

New APMA head talks industry strengths, challenges

by Canadian Plastics

Canadian automotive parts makers are fully capable of competing globally, but it’s still crucial to retain Canada’s existing auto assembly plants, according to Flavio Volpe, the new president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers…

September 24, 2014 News

Canadian auto parts shipments up 14% in 2014: Scotiabank

by Canadian Plastics

Benefiting from a recovery in U.S. vehicle sales, Canadian auto parts shipments have surged 14% this year, according to the latest Scotiabank Global Auto Report.

September 23, 2014 News

Magna to open two new facilities in India

by Canadian Plastics

Auto parts maker Magna International Inc. is opening two new facilities in India.

September 22, 2014 News

New president for APMA

by Canadian Plastics

The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has a new president.

August 11, 2014 News

Record sales for Magna in Q2 2014

by Canadian Plastics

Auto parts maker Magna International Inc. reported $510 million in net income during the second quarter of the 2014, up from $415 million in the same period a year ago.

August 6, 2014 News

Lightweighting leads automotive fuel efficiency technologies: survey

by Canadian Plastics

Almost half of the participants in a recent automotive industry survey identified lightweighting as a top focus for improving fuel efficiency.

August 4, 2014 News

Cooper Standard forms Asia-Pacific JV with Inoac

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to expand its fluid transfer systems products into the Asia Pacific automotive market, Cooper Standard Holdings Inc. – the parent company of auto parts supplier Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. – is forming a joint venture…

July 29, 2014 News

Magna expands interiors facility in Slovakia

by Canadian Plastics

In a move to accommodate new business, auto parts maker Magna International Inc. has announced plans to nearly double the size of its automotive interiors manufacturing facility in Trnava, western Slovakia.

July 21, 2014 News

Magna sells 5 plants to Continental Structural Plastics

by Canadian Plastics

Composite technology provider Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (CSP) is buying five North American plants from Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc.

June 2, 2014 News

APMA unveils an all-Canadian Connected Vehicle Technology Showcase

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to help its members adopt “rapid technology cycles”, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA) will unveil an all-Canadian Connected Vehicle Technology Showcase at its upcoming annual conference and…

May 28, 2014 News

Ford launches production at new $511-million facility in Turkey

by Canadian Plastics

Ford Otosan, the Turkish-based joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding, officially launched vehicle production today at a modern, all-new vehicle production facility in Yeniköy, Turkey.

May 16, 2014 News

“Largest” joint venture for automotive interiors is formed

by Canadian Plastics

Diversified technology supplier Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd. are forming a global joint venture that is said by the companies to be the “largest automotive interiors company in the world”,…

April 22, 2014 Feature

Charged and ready: Engineering resins for electric and hybrid vehicles

by 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…

April 21, 2014 News

Brazilian auto parts maker Torcomp building first U.S. plant

by 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.

April 14, 2014 News

U.S. equipment firm Kingsbury Corp. buys Negri Bossi

by Canadian Plastics

Italy-based Sacmi Group has sold its plastics division – including the Negri Bossi injection molding machine brand – to U.S. machinery firm Kingsbury Corporation.