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THE WEEK THAT WAS - Connecting cars in Canada

27 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

I'm not long back from a fascinating week in Ontario, home to all of Canada's car assembly plants, major suppliers such as Magna and Linamar and a bunch of clever companies and academic boffins all working in what we might term the connected and automated car space.

Integrated Canadian test cells impress OEM visitors

19 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

It takes a fair bit to impress engineers from a major OEM but the boffins from a major Canadian university reckon they achieved that recently with a guided tour of a new research and development facility they are building.

Finally, an intelligent conversation with a car

18 Nov 2015 | Graeme Roberts

Ever had a conversation like this with a car?

DETROIT INTERVIEW: APMA president, Steve Rodgers

28 Jan 2013 | Simon Warburton

APMA is Canada's national association representing OEM producers of parts, equipment, tools, supplies and services for the worldwide automotive industry. Its president, Steve Rodgers, talked to Simon Warburton at the recent Detroit Auto Show.

FEATURE: Canada attracts wave of automotive investment

13 Jun 2006 | editorial team

As the indigenous auto industry in the northeastern United States contracts under OEM and supplier sector restructuring the mood to the north is much more upbeat. The Ontario province of Canada has secured a number of significant investments in the automotive sector that point to competitive advantages even as the Canadian currency appreciates against the US dollar. Behind the investment wave there’s a strategy for attracting investment that is proving successful.

Latest news

Westport appoints Michele Buchignani to board

20 Mar 2018 | Simon Warburton

Westport Fuel Systems has appointed Michele Buchignani to the company’s board.

Linamar achieves record Q4 results

8 Mar 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Linamar said it had achieved a strong fourth quarter of double digit earnings growth and healthy full year results.

Magna Q4 profit up 16% to US$556m

23 Feb 2018 | Simon Warburton

Magna has unveiled fourth-quarter net income up 16% to US$556m, while also posting record sales increasing 12% to US$10.4bn.

Mexico open to NAFTA vehicle rule changes

31 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Mexico is open to changes to vehicle rules of origin as negotiators attempt to update the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Magna forecasts growth above industry output rise

17 Jan 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Magna International has announced its financial outlook for 2018 and 2020, saying it expects to grow sales at a faster rate than that of global vehicle production.

Linamar secures Ontario and Canada grants creating 1,500 jobs

16 Jan 2018 | Simon Warburton

Ontario and Canada are partnering with Linamar to advance auto technology, boost R&D and help create up to 1,500 new jobs, as well as retain around 8,000 others in the province.

Canadian auto industry to 'gear down' in 2018

9 Jan 2018 | Dave Leggett

Canada's motor vehicle manufacturing industry is facing declining demand from US consumers and uncertainty surrounding trade relations is raising questions about the industry's future prospects, according to a Canadian research body.

Magna realigns management structure along product lines

20 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Magna is realigning its management structure along product lines to enhance synergies across groups.

Magna to present EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018

18 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Magna is presenting its EtelligentDrive systems at CES 2018, with the company's e1 demonstration concept vehicle used to demonstrate different electric-drive (e-drive) concepts and systems, as well as the supplier's vehicle integration capabilities.

Québec opens first EV charging superstation

18 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Québec has opened its first 'universal superstation' to charge electric vehicles in Beloeil as well as ten further locations in the next two years.

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