Ontario mobilizing manufacturing to fight COVID-19
New website seeks ideas, solutions, innovations to ramp up production of needed coronavirus supplies.
Canadian auto sector starting to feel effect of GM strike in US
Companies are looking to adjust production schedules to adapt to the disruption.
Japan’s auto OEMs: Their rising influence in Canada’s industry
The Japanese brand is expanding its footprint amid changing trade conditions.
NAFTA: Political heavyweights hit Washington in hunt for deal
People briefed on developments say a deal is possible as early as this week, based on a variety of factors.
Auto industry skeptical of Canadian TPP side deal on autos with Japan
Trade minister claims Canada won its greatest market access ever into the Japanese market.
Auto sector reps criticize CEOs for pushing Canada to join new TPP
They say it’s bad for the small and medium-sized auto parts companies and their employees.
Auto disruption: APMA focuses on tech, trade and Trump
The automotive parts association’s annual conference for suppliers set a positive note despite uncertainties globally and closer to home.
Canada’s C-Suite relieved by Trump’s positive trade tone
Comforted by his “very outstanding trade relationship with Canada” comment.
Wynne affirms Ontario commitments to auto, environment
Ontario premier headlines annual Auto Parts Manufacturers Association gathering.
Another bump in the road
TPP auto parts concessions cut deeper than advertised.
Auto suppliers have work to do to keep pace globally
Pressure from Mexico, Southern US and CAFE requirements provide growth potential for auto parts manufacturers, conference hears.
Mind the curve
There are new challenges, but automotive opportunities are plentiful.
Introducing the Connected Car
APMA-led project meets growing demand for automotive technology convergence.
PLANT print issue: Canada’s eroding auto industry
Without more investment, it will run out of gas.
Q&A: APMA president Steve Rodgers
APMA president is confident, but cognizant of the changing marketplace.
Best of times, worst of times
Automotive sales are great, but investment is going south.
NRC launches $45M automotive lightweighting program
The aim is to develop new aluminium-based manufacturing technology.
Time to hit the road
Automakers must look beyond North America.
APMA 2012: Experts say go global, innovative
Parts producers optimistic, but Europe, CAW negotiations and competition hampering sector growth amid recovery.
Driving an EV future
The automotive industry is investing in the development of electric vehicles and hybrids as it moves to meet NAFTA environmental standards that come into effect in 2016.
New directions for Ontario auto industry
Ontario automotive alliance promoting increased trade
Japan’s recovery offers opportunities for auto parts
Japanese automakers will be evaluating their global supply chains following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear plant disasters, which will impact Canadian auto parts suppliers.
Quake update: No lay-offs expected at Ont. Toyota, Honda plants
The Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association is anticipating at least some disruption of parts to Japanese automakers’ manufacturing operations in Canada and the US.
Missing the boat
Several months of weak global car sales ended in September with the strongest year-over-year increase since May and Scotia Economics is forecasting sales this year will top 56 million units, a 5-million unit improvement over 2009.