Martinrea opens new tech centre in Michigan, moves jobs from TorontoMay 22, 2018
Canadian auto supplier Martinrea launched its US$26 million technical centre in suburban Detroit last week. CEO Pat D'Eramo says one challenge is finding enough engineering talent for the facility.
Magna develops easier-to-use door latch that also quiets cabinMay 23, 2018
Magna International says it's developed a door latch that makes it easier to close a vehicle's door and creates a quieter cabin. An unnamed European automaker will be the first use to the latch.
Just in time isn't foolproofMay 21, 2018
It does not seem that long ago that the world marveled at the Japanese system known as just-in-time manufacturing. As more troubles have occurred in supplier plants, its clear that the process isn't without problems.
VIDEO: Magna CEO says NAFTA region needs to compete with AsiaMay 13, 2018
Magna International CEO Don Walker says North America needs to be competitive with Asia and that means a new NAFTA must maintain a low-cost region for auto production, namely Mexico.
Automaker-supplier relationships take a hitMay 14, 2018
One more sign that automakers are under pressure from a spate of new industry challenges — their relations with suppliers have worsened.
Magna spending big on new technologyMay 21, 2018
Magna will roll an extra US$300 million into r&d over the next three years as it deepens its interest in electrification and autonomous technology.
Magna, Renesas team to make 3D cameras for entry-level vehiclesMay 17, 2018
Canadian global supplier Magna International is partnering with Japan's Renesas Electronics Corp. to develop a more cost-efficient 3D surround-view system designed for entry- and mid-range vehicles.
Lear workers ratify 4-year contract at Ontario plant that had been targeted for closureMay 4, 2018
Workers at Lear Corp.'s Ajax, Ontario, seating plant ratified a new four-year labour contract on Friday evening, just two days after the company threatened to close the plant.
Magna International reports record net income, sales in Q1May 10, 2018
Global auto parts giant Magna International posted record net income of $660 million in the first quarter of 2018, up 14 per cent from a year ago. Sales were $10.79 billion, up 21 per cent on contract assembly.
FCA shortens shifts in Ontario after fire at supplier in MichiganMay 9, 2018
Ford said production of F-150 and Super Duty pickup trucks at multiple factories will be halted this week because of a fire at a supplier plant that produces instrument panels. GM, FCA and Mercedes also reported disruptions.
Auto industry finds perfect storm at Ontario universityMay 8, 2018
At the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Automotive Centre of Excellence (UOIT ACE), the continued evolution of its aerodynamics research-and-development facilities is bolstering Canada's reputation as a world leader in the field.
Supplier Meridian trying to move some production to Ontario after Michigan fireMay 7, 2018
Supplier Meridian Lightweight Technologies is working on moving some of its U.S. production to an Ontario facility after fire ripped through a plant in Eaton Rapids, Mich., on May 2.