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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 | just-auto.com 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.


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Linamar CEO tears into tariffs

19 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

The CEO of Canadian automotive components supplier Linamar has warned that the North American auto industry is potentially facing a crisis that will 'make 2009 look like a walk in the park' if the US imposes new import tariffs on vehicles and parts in addition to tariffs already imposed on steel and aluminium.


Dana and Hydro-Quebec ink joint venture

25 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Dana and Hydro-Quebec have unveiled a joint-venture partnership in which TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Quebec, will become the supplier's source for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems.


Linamar has a good first quarter

16 May 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Linamar's sales for the first quarter of 2018 were US$1,893.9m, up $237.9m from $1,656m in Q1 2017.


Magna announces record Q1 results

11 May 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magna has posted record quarterly sales for the quarter ended March 31, revenue up 21% year over year to US$10.79bn.


Toyota to spend $1.4m on its Canadian factories

8 May 2018 | Staff reporter

Toyota Motor announced plans to spend CAD1.4bn (US$1.1bn) at two existing factories in Canada to support production of upcoming models.


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.



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