Government of Canada invests in innovative automotive technologies
Monday, January 14, 2019
Over $5 million for two Windsor companies to support automotive innovation and create nearly 160 jobs
Canada’s automotive sector is strong and uniquely positioned to design and build the cars of today and tomorrow, and our highly skilled workforce is the driving force behind it.
Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a combined FedDev Ontario contribution of more than $5 million to APAG Elektronik Corp. and Service Mold + Aerospace Inc. to develop and adopt innovative technologies, scale up and create good middle-class jobs. This announcement was made as he prepares to attend the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
- APAG Elektronik Corp., which manufactures electronic control parts and LED lighting for automobiles, is receiving more than $4 million to help establish a new Windsor facility that will serve as its North American headquarters, bringing 138 new skilled jobs to the region. FedDev Ontario funding will allow the company to install state-of-the-art equipment and complete renovations to its new 32,000-square-foot facility.
- Service Mold + Aerospace Inc., an integrated tool and mold manufacturer for the automotive and aerospace industries, is receiving $1.06 million to install new state-of-the-art equipment and create up to 21 jobs at its recently built 34,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Windsor. With new equipment and technology, the company can produce components as large as 54 feet by 12 feet, which makes the new facility one of the largest machining centres in southern Ontario.
Investments in the automotive sector are part of the Government of Canada’s Innovation and Skills Plan, a multi-year strategy to create well-paying jobs for the middle class and those working hard to join it.
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