FBT in St. Catharines is upgrading its facility. This includes adopting new robotic and automated solutions that will create the processes to increase its machine components and parts production by 75 per cent. PHOTO courtesy FBT Inc.
The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) has announced an investment of nearly $4 million for FBT Inc. a family-owned advanced manufacturer of precision machine components and parts used in critical sectors such as automotive, defense, EV, semi-conductor and power generation.
As the demand for domestic production of EV, energy, and semiconductor related-parts has risen in Canada, FBT is upgrading its facility to meet demand from both new and existing clients. This includes adopting new robotic and automated solutions that will create the processes to increase its machine components and parts production by 75 per cent.
FBT has purchased state of the art equipment, including:
- DMG MORI, DMU 60 eVo 5 Axis Universal Machining Center
- ABB Robotics and Machine Automation Cell
- ZEISS Coordinate Measuring Machines – 5 Axis
“Ontario’s manufacturing industry is the engine that drives our national economy forward. Our government is investing in the people that make it run,” said Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “
Established in 1945 and located in St. Catharines, FBT Inc. (FBT) is an advanced manufacturing company specialized in the design and manufacturing of precision tooling components for both small-to-medium sized clients and Fortune 500 companies across North America.
Since November 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested nearly $720 million in 340 manufacturing projects.