Minister of State Bernier Tours Canadian Car Parts Manufacturing Facility in Colombia

Monday, August 11, 2014

Media Release: Papp Plastics

August 11, 2014 - Bogotá, Colombia - The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture), visits the production facility of APSA Group Automotive Plastics to learn more about how this company, a collaborative undertaking between Canadian and Colombian manufacturers, feeds into the automotive parts supply chain.

APSA, a joint venture by Windsor, Ontario-based PAPP Plastics International and a Colombian consortium, supplies bumpers for passenger vehicles in both Colombia and neighbouring Ecuador. This state-of-the-art facility uses primarily Canadian machinery, which stimulates manufacturing in Canada.

PAPP Plastics, founded in 1991, develops and manufactures moulded plastic products through its operations in Windsor and strategic joint ventures in the United States and throughout Latin America.

Minister Bernier is in Colombia jointly leading a trade mission with International Trade Minister Ed Fast from August 10 to 13, 2014. The mission includes representatives of Canadian companies in the mining, oil and gas, and defence and security sectors.


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About Papp Plastics & Distributing Ltd.

PAPP Plastics & Distributing Ltd. is a Canadian-based plastics parts manufacturer headquartered in Windsor, Ontario.  Established in 1991, PAPP Plastics is a tier one and tier two supplier for the world’s major automobile companies.

PAPP Plastics manufactures an assortment of plastic parts/ assemblies and molds for both automotive interiors and exteriors; this includes large painted “Class A” surface parts. Primary manufacturing capabilities include injection and compression molding, as well as secondary assembly operations. Its press tonnage ranges from 300T to 3000T for injection and up to 4000 tons for compression molding.

APSA Group (Canada).  A partnership between PAPP Plastic (Canada) and APSA (Colombia) was established in 2009.

Tooling Network – [North America and Asia]  PAPP Plastics offers a complete tooling and parts package and is experienced in managing an entire project from tool build right into production. Secondary manufacturing services include: chroming, painting, pad printing, laser etching, sonic and vibration welding and heat sealing. Website:

For additional information about PAPP PLASTICS & DISTRIBUTING LTD. media representatives may contact: 

Peter McCormack, MA
Business Development Manager
Tel. 519 734 1112 ext. 326
Mobile: 519 965 0816