GM investing $200 million in 2 Michigan plants for new vehicleby 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.
SPE names Automotive Innovation Award winnersby 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…
SPE names Automotive Innovation Awards finalistsby 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…
Magna opens exteriors facility in Michiganby Canadian Plastics
Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. has opened DexSys, a new greenfield automotive exterior products plant in Delta Township, Mich.
Auto parts sector must invest to thrive: DesRosiersby 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…
New APMA head talks industry strengths, challengesby 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…
Canadian auto parts shipments up 14% in 2014: Scotiabankby 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.
Magna to open two new facilities in Indiaby Canadian Plastics
Auto parts maker Magna International Inc. is opening two new facilities in India.
New president for APMAby Canadian Plastics
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) has a new president.
Record sales for Magna in Q2 2014by 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.
Lightweighting leads automotive fuel efficiency technologies: surveyby Canadian Plastics
Almost half of the participants in a recent automotive industry survey identified lightweighting as a top focus for improving fuel efficiency.
Cooper Standard forms Asia-Pacific JV with Inoacby 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…
Magna expands interiors facility in Slovakiaby 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.
Magna sells 5 plants to Continental Structural Plasticsby Canadian Plastics
Composite technology provider Continental Structural Plastics Inc. (CSP) is buying five North American plants from Canadian auto parts maker Magna International Inc.
APMA unveils an all-Canadian Connected Vehicle Technology Showcaseby 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…
Ford launches production at new $511-million facility in Turkeyby 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.
“Largest” joint venture for automotive interiors is formedby 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”,…
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.
U.S. equipment firm Kingsbury Corp. buys Negri Bossiby 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.