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.
Automotive is one of Canada’s largest industrial sectors accounting for 8.2% of manufacturing GDP in 2019. 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.
▪ 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), Moj.io, 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
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Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA)
Contact: Flavio Volpe, President
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 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 (CAMM)
Contact: Diane Deslippe, Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (519) 919-0432
Established in 1981 the Canadian Association of Moldmakers (CAMM) is an industrial organization consisting of moldmakers, ool & die makers and all service and supply companies affiliated with our industry. Our objective is to promote our industry globally and to provide them representation at the regional, provincial and federal government level.
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC)
Contact: Daniel Breton, President & CEO
Tel.: +1 (416) 898-5600
Electric Mobility Canada is a national membership-based not-for-profit organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion of electric mobility as a readily available and important solution to Canada’s emerging energy and environmental issues. EMC is now Canada’s dominant clean transportation industry association.
Intelligent Transportation Systems Society of Canada (ITS Canada)
Contact: Janneke Van Der Zee, Managing Director
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 use of these technologies by advocating their benefits; by showcasing and demonstrating the expertise of our members through their skills, products and services; and by providing the necessary tools, and platforms for networking, learning and collaboration.
Canadian Tooling & Machining Association (CTMA)
Contact: Robert Cattle, Executive Director
Tel.: +1 (519) 653-7265
The CTMA is a not-for-profit trade association that represents and promotes the interests of the Canadian tooling and machining industry, both nationally and internationally. The association was established in 1963 and represents the Tooling Industry which includes companies that design, engineer, manufacture, repair or assemble tools, dies, moulds, jigs, fixtures, gauges, machinery, machining systems, robotics, automation equipment, models, patterns, general jobbing machine shop products, cutting tools and additive manufacturing.
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