Industry Update

Voestalpine additive manufacturing centre ISO 9001 certified

January 16, 2019

Voestalpine Additive Manufacturing Centre Ltd. has achieved certification according to ISO9001:2015 for the design, simulation and production of additive manufactured components for the power generation, oil & gas and other advanced industries.

Read more: Voestalpine additive manufacturing centre achieves ISO 9001 certification

A robot at Sandvik Coromant’s Gimo, Sweden facility. Image courtesy Sandvik Coromant

January 13, 2019

The World Economic Forum has officially recognized the Sandvik Coromant production unit in Gimo, Sweden as an advanced Industry 4.0 facility.

Read more: World Economic Forum names Sandvik Coromant plant Industry 4.0 site

Photo: CBC News

January 13, 2019

As Canada gears up to lobby against US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the federal government is also making moves to bolster the industry here, most recently with the announcement of an investment of $90 million in Algoma Steel. The Ontario government is chipping in with a $60 million loan.

Read more: Ottawa, Ontario invest $150 million in Algoma Steel

David Andrews

January 11, 2019

David Andrews has been appointed general manager of Sandvik Coromant Canada, effective immediately.

Read more: Sandvik Coromant Canada appoints David Andrews as GM

Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz

January 9, 2019

The Bank of Canada, citing the sharp drop in oil prices and consequent softness in the economy, is holding its benchmark interest rate steady at 1.75 per cent.

Read more: Bank of Canada holds key rate, downgrades economic forecast

Frank Haydar (left) and Vince D’Alessio

January 9, 2019

Elliott Matsuura Canada has undergone management changes, effective January 1, 2019.

Read more: Leadership changes at Elliott Matsuura

Photo: Toyota Canada

January 6, 2019

Despite the uncertainty in Canada’s automotive industry following GM’s announcement that it will close its Oshawa plant, some Canadian manufacturers saw record sales in 2018.

Read more: 2018 was a great year for these Canadian automakers

Chris Claringbold

January 3, 2019

Universal Robots - North America has announced the appointment of Chris Claringbold as area sales manager - Canada.

Read more: Chris Claringbold joins Universal Robots in Canada

PMI chart

January 2, 2019

Canadian manufacturing growth moderated in December, according to the latest seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Canada Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index.

Read more: Weakest manufacturing growth in almost two years

The Sunnen team in Canada. From left: Mike Molnar, Andrea Coghlin and Gordon Baker

December 30, 2018

Sunnen Products Co. expands its direct sales operations to Canada with establishment of a Canada-based sales and support team.

Read more: Sunnen establishes direct sales in Canada

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