Plastics have become a critical part of automotive interiors, and Ontario's industry is a leading contributorClick image to enlargeNew Delhi, India-based automotive parts maker Plastic Component Industries (PCI) will be opening its first-ever international facility in Ontario.

The facility will manufacture a variety of automotive parts, expanding the company’s product development into the North American market.

Nirantar Kumar Dhupar, managing director and founder of PCI and Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade made the announcement during the Minister’s virtual trade mission to India.

“We are thrilled to be a part of one of the most stable, innovative and welcoming eco system. We realized that this eco system has all the key ingredients and support from the government for our business to flourish and succeed,” said Dhupar.

PCI will be investing $4 million in the new facility, which will create 80 jobs over the next three years. The investment will help to strengthen the company’s global footprint by catering to Ontario’s resilient automotive sector—one of the reasons PCI chose to expand in the province.

Established in 1987, PCI manufactures injection moulded plastic and sheet metal parts.

“We are thrilled with PCI’s decision to open their first international facility in Ontario. The province’s automotive industry is second to none, allowing investors to plug into our innovative ecosystem, premier talent pool, and award-winning manufacturing sector. This announcement highlights the importance of building relationships around the world, especially during a time of global uncertainty. Our virtual trade and investment mission to India reinforces our commitment to creating economic opportunities for both Ontario and India today and well into the future,” said minister Fedeli.

Empowered with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a team of experienced and qualified professionals, fine business acumen, ethical business practices, and customer-centric approach, Plastic Component Industries offers a wide gamut of products meant for automotive /automobiles as well as for multiplexes applications.

With three factories located across India, PCI supplies parts to Indian tier 1 companies and OEMs including Toyota, MG Motors and Maruti Suzuki.

The location of the new facility has not yet been announced. For more information on PCI visit its website:

Bombardier forecast: 24,000 deliveries; $626 B revenue

Bombardier sees a bright horizon for its business aircraft business. It predicts it will deliver 24,000 jets worth $626 billion in its 20-year industry delivery forecast.

Grinding Know-How

For Mike Truic, CNC grinding operator at Northstar Aerospace, the grinding seminar hosted by United Grinding and its Canadian distributor Machine Tool Systems Inc., is a must-attend event.

CMTS Highlights: Sandvik Coromant "Smart Hub"

In the competitive cutting tool industry, suppliers need to set themselves apart from the competition.

Terry Yamazaki In His Own Words by Ray Chalmers

In October 2011, I became aware of Terry Yamazaki's death. The chairman of Yamazaki Mazak Corp., his obituary (he died September 15, 2011, at the age of 82) was carried on Mazak's website and in the October issues of many North American metalworking magazines.

Stay In Touch

twitter facebook linkedIn