Canada has been an automotive manufacturing nation for more than 110 years and remains a major regional —and global player to this day. Ford, General Motors, Honda, Stellantis and Toyota operate production facilities in Canada along with leading truck and bus manufacturers such as Hino, New Flyer Group, PACCAR and Volvo Bus, recreational and prototype vehicles such as BRP and Multimatic.

Automotive is one of Canada’s largest industrial sectors accounting for more than $19 Billion of the country’s GDP. Canada produces passenger and commercial vehicles, including trucks and buses, auto parts and systems, truck bodies and trailers, as well as machines-tools-dies-moulds (MTDM). The industry is highly concentrated in Ontario, with manufacturing centres also located in Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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- Buses and cold weather testing
- Leading companies include: NFI Group (New Flyer, Motor Coach Industries), Artik/OEM, Carlson Composites, Champ Industries, Thompson Unlimited

- Heavy trucks, buses, light metals, electric vehicle components
- Leading companies include: PACCAR (Kenworth, Peterbilt), Volvo Bus (Nova Bus, Prévost Car), Blue Bird/Girardin, Lion Electric, Raufoss Automotive, Toyoda Gosei, Blue Solutions Canada, Dana TM4, Exo-S, Spectra Premium, Cooper-Standard/Jyco Sealing, Verbom

- Fuelcell EV cluster
- Leading companies include: AVL List, Ballard Power, Electra Meccanica, Mercedes-Benz, Fuel Cell Plant, Powertech Labs, Canadian Auto parts Toyota (CAPTIN),, Westport Innovations

- Vehicle assembly, original equipment parts, auto-related MTDM
- Vehicle assemblers include: Ford, General Motors, Hino Truck, Honda, Stellantis, Toyota
- More than 400 parts suppliers in every product category including: ABC Technologies, AGS Automotive, Aisin Seiki, Anchor Danly, Autoliv, BlackBerry/QNX, Bosch/ETAS, Bridgestone, Brose, Continental, Dana Holding, DENSO, D&V Electronics, Dynaplas, Faurecia, FleetCarma, Flex- N-Gate, Goodyear, HBPO, Husky Injection Molding, IMS Americas, KSR International, Lear, Linamar, Magna, Martinrea, Matcor Automotive, Miovision, Mitchell Plastics, Multimatic, NARMCO Group, Nemak, Nucap Industries, Papp Plastics, Platinum Tool, Schaeffler, Stackpole, Toyota Boshoku, TRW Automotive, TE Connectivity, Valeo, Valiant Machine & Tool, Vari-Form, Wescast Industries, Woodbridge Group

Canadian Automotive Footprint in Mexico

Canadian Automotive Footprint in Mexico

Capabilities Matrix

A= Autoparts   T= Tooling   M=  Machinery   G=  Gauges, Fixtures & Jigs   R=  Raw Materials   D=  Design & Engineering    AU=  Automation

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Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

Contact: Flavio Volpe, President
Toronto, Canada
Tel: +1 (416) 620-4220
National association representing OEM producers of parts, components, systems, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. Founded in 1952, its members account for 90 of the parts, components and systems production in Canada. APMA’s objective is to promote the OEM automotive supply manufacturing industry both domestically and internationally, providing representation to both federal and provincial governments, supporting regional government initiatives, and creating and executing global marketing initiatives in order to develop trade and business opportunities for the membership.

Canadian Association of Mold Makers

Contact: Kim Thiara, Chairperson of the Board
Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 (519) 818-8866
Established in 1981, CAMM is an industrial organization consisting of moldmakers, tool & die makers and all service and supply companies affiliated with the industry. Our objective is to promote our industry globally and to provide the representation at the regional, provincial and federal government level.

Electric Mobility Canada

Contact: Daniel Breton, President & CEO
Quebec, Canada
Tel: +1 (416) 898-5600
EMC is a national membership-based non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion of electric mobility as a readily available and important solution to Canada’s emerging energy an environmental issues. EMC is now Canada’s dominant clean transportation industry association.

Canadian Tooling & Machinig Association

Contact: Robert Cattle, Executive Director
Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 (519) 653-7265
The CTMA is a non-profit trade association thet represents and promotes the interests of the Canadian tooling & machining industry, both nationally and internationally. The asssociation was established in 1963 and represents the tooling industry which includes companies that design, engineer, manufacture, repair or assemble tools, dies, molds, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining, systems, robotics, automation equipment, models, patterns, general jobbing machine shop products, cutting tools and additive manufacturing.

Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada

Contact: Janneke Van Der Zee, Managing Director
Ontario, Canada
Tel: +1 (905) 593-0947
ITS Canada is the national thought leader on advanced technologies and their application to the Canadian transport system. We actively support the uso of these technologies by advocating their benefits; by showcasing and demostrating the expertise of our members through their skills, products and services; and bay providing the necessary tools, and platforms for networking, learning and collaboration.