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Toyota investment in Ontario brings new technologies, keeps jobs

Toyota investment in Ontario brings new technologies, keeps jobs

An investment of $421 million at Toyota’s manufacturing plants in Cambridge and Woodstock will ensure that existing jobs are maintained and a small number of new jobs created. Toyota’s Ontario plants currently employ 8,000 workers. A provincial grant of $42.1 million will create roughly twenty-five new jobs, according to statements from the various levels of…Continue Reading

World’s first 3D printed auto manufacturing platform

World’s first 3D printed auto manufacturing platform

Even though government regulation has forced carmakers to build more and more fuel-efficient, “greener” cars in the last couple of decades, the manufacturing process itself is far from environmentally friendly. The discussion and innovation have focused on how we fuel cars, while the larger issue of the manufacturing process, with all of the input, materials…Continue Reading

Magna International acquires German transmission giant

Magna International acquires German transmission giant

Two of the world’s leading automotive companies announced today that they are joining forces in a move that will bring “extraordinary benefits” to both parties. Canada’s Magna International will acquire German auto transmission supplier Getrag for 1.75 billion euros ($2.45 billion CDN). Magna is one of the top five global automotive suppliers. Getrag, which has…Continue Reading

Unusual hydrogen car could soon be built in UK

Unusual hydrogen car could soon be built in UK

After nine years of development, a hydrogen-powered “Urban Car” was unveiled in London, England in 2009. Now, fifteen years on from coming up with the original concept, the Wales-based start-up company behind it, called Riversimple Engineering, says it is ready to put the car with its “disruptive” technology into production in the UK as soon…Continue Reading

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