Industry Update

Linamar Guelph innovation centre

January 17, 2018

Linamar, Canada’s second-largest auto parts maker, will open a new innovation and research centre in Guelph, Ontario, creating 1500 jobs over the next 10 years.

Read more: New innovation, research centre to bring 1500 jobs

Magna ICON radar

January 16, 2018

Magna has unveiled its new ICON RADAR automotive radar system at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

Read more: High-definition automotive radar

Tobias Kuehnle is the new managing director of TRUMPF Canada

January 12, 2018

Tobias Kuehnle has been named managing director of TRUMPF Canada Inc., effective April 1, 2018. He succeeds Stefan Fickenscher, who move to the role of sales director of TRUMPF's machine tool division, based in the US.

Read more: Tobias Kuehnle new managing director of TRUMPF Canada

Trade dispute

January 10, 2018

Canada has responded to the US use of punitive duties by launching a broad international trade complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Read more: Canada fights back against US trade practices

Elliott Matsuura to sell Fanuc machines

January 9, 2018

Elliott Matsuura Canada Inc. has signed an agreement with Methods Machine Tools Inc. to sell Fanuc Robocut and Robodrill machines in Canada.

Read more: Elliott Matsuura to distribute FANUC machines

Terry Matheson

January 9, 2018

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Bystronic Canada Ltd. has announced that Terry Matheson and Gannon McSween are joining as direct sales personnel for Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Read more: Bystronic adds to Western Canadian sales team

KPMG on pure battery EVs

January 7, 2018

A new industry survey by KPMG concludes that industry executives and car buyers are less than bullish on the commercial prospects for pure-battery electric vehicles.

Read more: Battery electric vehicles a commercial non-starter: KPMG

Saksatchewan Polytechnic Innovative Manufacturing progam

January 4, 2018

Cutting tool and tooling systems provider Sandvik Coromant has announced continued support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Innovative Manufacturing program.

Read more: Sandvik supports Innovative Manufacturing program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

BlackBerry selected to work on driverless vehicles

January 3, 2018

BlackBerry Ltd. has been selected to work with Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc. to provide the safety operating system for the Apollo autonomous driving system, which is being developed in cooperation with several vehicle makers.

Read more: BlackBerry to work on driverless vehicles


December 28, 2017

Ink from car exhaust, 3D graphene and a brand new blue are among the top material breakthroughs of 2017, according to a story from CO.DESIGN. 

Read more: The six top material breakthroughs of 2017

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