GM Canada preps to idle transmission plant if CAMI strike continues, union saysSept. 20
GM Canada has warned about 300 workers who make Chevy Equinox transmissions in Ontario they will be laid off soon if the automaker and Unifor can't reach a new contract at the nearby CAMI plant. Meanwhile, the strike led Magna to stop parts production.
Delphi, BlackBerry form partnership on turnkey self-driving software systemSept. 20
Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial partnership with Canada's BlackBerry for the development of its turnkey automated driving platform.
GM struck by Unifor at Equinox plant in OntarioSept. 17
Unifor Local 88, which represents about 2,750 workers at CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont., said in a Sunday night post on its website that its bargaining committee was not able to reach a tentative contract with GM.
B.C. fuel cell engine maker Ballard will power buses in FranceSept. 18
Ballard Power Systems of Vancouver will supply Belgium-based bus builder Van Tool NV with fuel cell engines to power eight hybrid tram-buses for use in France.
A closer look at Magna's fuel cell and battery electric hybrid engineSept. 18
Magna International's new hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric hybrid platform is right on track when it comes to the direction fuel cell vehicles are headed, one expert says.
GF Linamar lands parts contract for new U.S. pickup modelSept. 15
A joint venture between Canadian auto parts maker Linamar and GF Automotive has signed a five-year contract to produce lightweight components for a new pickup model being built by an unnamed U.S. manufacturer.
Slovenia says Magna to get permit for paint plant in OctoberSept. 12
Slovenia is hoping to secure investment from Magna that would create 400 jobs and be the first phase of a potential C$1.79 billion programme to create a total of about 6,000 jobs over the coming years.
FCA's Magneti Marelli acquires stake in Quebec lidar company LeddarTechSept. 8
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' parts unit Magneti Marelli has acquired a stake in Canadian lidar technology company LeddarTech of Quebec City in an effort to expand its reach in the technology and lighting supply chain.
Magna spends $60M to expand in Alabama and meet lightweight demandSept. 8
Global parts supplier Magna International has spent $60 million to add aluminum casting capabilities to its Kamtek plant in Alabama and meet demand for lighter vehicles.
Canada permits Ambassador Bridge owner to build new Windsor-Detroit spanSept. 7
Transport Canada has given conditional approval to the Detroit International Bridge Co. to build a new Detroit River span that would replace the aging Ambassador Bridge and alleviate congestion in auto parts transportation.
Magna, Delphi join funding round for lidar company InnovizSept. 7
Top suppliers Delphi Automotive and Canada's Magna International have joined a C$78.8 million funding round for Innoviz Technologies, the maker of laser-based sensor technology for autonomous vehicles.
Canadian firms developing niches amid global race to self-driving carsSept. 3
Canadian companies could be serious contenders in the global self-driving vehicle race. Experts say Blackberry and Magna International are in a strong position to win a slice of the global market.