Raufoss Canada's Broisbriand plantClick image to enlarge

Raufoss Canada, a subsidisary of Norwegian manufacturer Neuman Aluminum, is investing $49 million to retrofit and expand production at its Broisbriand, QC, plant.

The project, which received $7 million in financial support under the ESSOR program administered by Investissement Québec and the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation, will create some 60 jobs.

The manufacturer of forged aluminum car suspension components will install a hot forging line and new automated equipment, upgrade its existing line and develop new products. The company’s plans involve investing $9 million to design, develop and produce parts using new manufacturing processes.

“This initiative demonstrates our firm intention to pursue our operations in Québec, and that gives me great pride. The new investment will enable us to produce high-quality products at very competitive prices, which bodes well for our ability to secure new contracts from global automobile manufacturers,” says Jean Meredith, CEO of Raufoss Canada.

The demand for aluminum suspension arms is on the rise across the automotive industry because of new emission regulations, which are forcing manufacturers to reduce vehicle weights. Making North American vehicles lighter through the increased use of aluminum opens up prospects that are particularly enticing for Québec’s processing companies.

Raufoss is a subsidiary of Norwegian multinational Neuman Aluminium, which operates 13 plants across seven countries. First opened in 2001, the company’s Boisbriand plant is carrying out its third expansion since operations began. It exports its products to the U.S., Mexico, Germany and China.

Similar Articles

New contest promotes manufacturing productivity

Shop Metalworking Technology Magazine teams up with industry partners for The Innovation Challenge contest

Manufacturing group forms Jim Flaherty bursary

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) has unveiled the Jim Flaherty bursary for students enrolled in manufacturing programs at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)

6% NA growth to $1.8 B for machine vision systems

Despite an economic contraction in North America, sales of machine vision systems and components grew six per cent to $1.8 billion US through September, making it the market's highest total for the first nine months of a year in history, according to statistics from AIA, the industry's trade group.

$40 B US industrial robotics market by 2020

The global industrial robotics market is expected to exceed USD 40 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc.

Canadian aerospace industry poised for growth: report

Canada's aerospace industry will continue to be an economic driver in the country says new report

The Canadian aerospace industry contributed 172,000 jobs and nearly $28 billion to the Canadian economy in 2013 and it's expected to continue to contribute to the country's growth in coming years according to a report from the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) in partnership with Industry Canada.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn