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Top 5 reasons to choose Ontario automotive suppliers

  1. Innovation drives our parts sector

    With help from scientists at 24 automotive research centres, our parts manufacturers are developing the materials, processes and energy systems of the future – ones that will help their customers stay ahead of the competition.

  2. Quality that's recognized worldwide

    A highly skilled and entrepreneurial workforce, together with leading-edge manufacturing capabilities, means our parts companies produce components and systems that meet the most demanding specifications – every time.

  3. Unmatched service

    From product development to performance guarantees to demanding just-in-time delivery schedules, automakers worldwide know they can depend on Ontario suppliers to deliver on time and on budget, and to stand behind their products.

  4. High value products, more competitive production costs

    Manufacturing costs are lower here than in the U.S., Germany and Japan making it possible for our suppliers to deliver cost-effective solutions.

  5. A century of experience

    It takes years to develop an auto parts sector that can rise to the sophisticated and ever-changing challenges posed by the world's assemblers. We've been at it for more than 100 years and have a well-earned reputation for just-in-time delivery of top-quality products.

Vehicle manufacturers looking for lighter, stronger, safer and smarter components and systems are finding them here in Ontario.

Ontario is the only sub-national jurisdiction in the world with these five assemblers: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, and Toyota as well as 700+ parts manufacturers and 500+ tool die and mould makers. Exports for automobile parts and assembly totaled over $62 billion in 2014.

Our suppliers are world leaders in:

  • Advanced lightweight materials and coatings
  • Automotive interiors and exteriors
  • Body systems
  • Green powertrain components and systems
  • Fuel systems
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Electrified vehicle systems
  • Design processes
  • Intelligent systems and sensors
  • Intelligent highway systems

Video: Automotive

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VIZ: General Manufacturing Images
 
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Along this 400 kilometre corridor
Is North America's Automotive Powerhouse
Ontario Canada
 
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With 350 innovative parts manufacturers... five of the world's top automakers... and 90,000 skilled workers producing more than 2 million vehicles annually... Ontario IS North America's automotive powerhouse. But... it's not just about today... we're also driving the future.
 
NAME SUPER:
David Wilkinson
Provost and Vice President Academic
McMaster University
 
DAVID WILKINSON
Vehicle technology is changing at the moment, probably more quickly than it has since the early part of the twentieth century when vehicles were just being developed.
 
NAME SUPER:
Joe Loparco
Co-President
AGS Automotive & Tiercon Corp
 
JOE LOPARCO
The whole thrust of innovation in Ontario that's supported through our universities, through our research institutions, really drive innovation and collaboration and that really gives us a competitive advantage.
 
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A lower combined tax rate than Ohio, Texas, Georgia and California
Lower business costs than France, the U.S., Germany or Japan.
Some of the most generous R&D tax credits in the world
 
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That advantage is fueled by a supportive environment... including a lower combined tax rate than Ohio, Texas, Georgia and California... lower business costs than France, the U.S., Germany or Japan... and some of the most generous R&D tax credits in the world.
 
NAME SUPER:
Ted Zielinski
Technical Director
Dana - Power Technologies Group
 
TED ZIELINSKI
The Ontario government has made it easy to do business in Ontario. For example, the strategic jobs initiative funds allows for both things like product development and funding of capital and training of the employees for the manufacturing side of these new products.
 
NAME SUPER:
Axel Breuer
Executive Vice President
Hino Motors Canada, Ltd
 
AXEL BREUER
We have to talk about income taxes — and Ontario, combined with the federal government, is one of the lowest tax jurisdictions in North America and that plays a significant role.
 
NAME SUPER:
Ted Roberston
CTO Americas
Magna International
 
TED ROBERTSON
And they're very supportive and very proactive with developing and implementing new technology in Ontario as well as developing the opportunity to manufacture those technologies.
 
NAME SUPER:
Allan Hughes
Corporate Manager, Government Programs, Energy & Research
AGS Automotive
 
ALLAN HUGHES
It has facilitated many of the abilities for us to move forward with technology. It's also allowed us to be more collaborative in nature with our existing partners, not only in the public research sector, but also in the private research sector.
 
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8 World Class Universities
24 Respected Colleges
30 Auto-Focused Public Research Facilities
Thousands of World-Leading Researchers
Leading-Edge Manufacturing Capabilities
University of Ontario
Institute of Technology
 
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A highly skilled and educated workforce, 30 public research facilities, thousands of world-leading researchers and leading-edge manufacturing capabilities have put Ontario at the forefront of vehicle innovation developing the advanced components, processes and powertrains of tomorrow.
 
DAVID WILKINSON
A company coming to invest in automotive research in Ontario, first of all, gets access to some of the best universities in the world, some of the brightest and most intelligent research scientists and engineers.
 
TED ROBERTSON
One of the universities in Ontario networks with all the universities across Canada for automotive programs. And we can tap into the R&D across Canada with all these other universities just by utilizing that one contact in Ontario.
 
TED ZIELINSKI
We use the local university and community colleges to develop engineers to support product development and manufacturing engineering. We also have a relationship with community colleges to support skilled trades development.
 
TED ROBERTSON
The people that we can hire are first rate. They're extremely well educated, they're extremely well motivated and they're hard workers.
 
JOE LOPARCO
So you get depth of knowledge across multiple tiers and what that does is it allows specialization and unique skills and processes that are easily put together and I think Ontario's actually the envy of many jurisdictions in the world because of the cluster and core competence that we have across an entire supply base.
 
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Ontario also boasts an advanced transportation infrastructure, including 15 road, rail and marine border crossings with the U.S., and five international airports - giving easy access to North American suppliers and customers and sameday access to global markets.
 
NAME SUPER:
Nebe Tamburro
Chief Executive Office
SpencerARL
 
NEBE TAMBURRO
The key to success is to produce the highest quality, lowest cost product, and just-in-time is a big integral part of that. You have to bring what our customer needs, when they need it.
 
NAME SUPER:
John Kichinko
Plant Manager
Dana
 
JOHN KICHINKO
Ontario has some definite benefits in the automotive industry. Our proximity to our customers allows us to deliver on a daily JIT basis.
 
AXEL BREUER
Ontario is very well situated in the North American environment and it has ready access to foreign countries.
 
ALLAN HUGHES
The ability to deliver on time to a number of different clients and customers around this continent is paramount to being successful for us.
 
DAVID WILKINSON
You put all those things together, this is a fabulous place in which to invest in the automotive industry.
 
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Make Ontario, Canada
Your Next Big Idea
www.SourcefromOntario.com
 
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Ontario: Innovative - Competitive - and Open for business
Make Ontario Canada... Your Next Big Idea