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RBC PMI signals slower downturn in business conditions in March

The RBC Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index indicated a further downturn in business conditions across the Canadian manufacturing sector in March, though the rate of contraction moderated from the survey-record-low in February. >> Read full article

Heinz, Kraft merge to form The Kraft Heinz Company

H.J. Heinz Co. has announced it will buy Kraft Foods Group Inc. to create what they say will be the third largest food and beverage company in North America. However, the effect of the merger on Canadian operations is unknown at this time, said the company. >> Read full article

Yaskawa turns 100 years old!

Congrats to Yaskawa Electric on reaching 100 years of service! The Japanese company will commemorate its 100th anniversary this year across all global locations in 28 countries. In addition to the celebration, Yaskawa will renew its corporate logo and identity as a “symbol of evolution and future growth.” >> Read full article

Toyota details ‘global architecture’ growth initiative following recall scandal

Toyota Motor Corp. says it is ready to ramp up its growth again, after an intentional soul-searching lull brought on by its massive global recall scandal that began in 2009. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Honda Canada to export to Europe for the first time

Honda Canada to export to Europe for the first time

Honda Canada announced it plans to take advantage of the still-to-be ratified free-trade agreement with the European Union to produce vehicles for export to Europe for the first time. According to Honda CEO Jerry Chenkin, the Canada-EU trade deal was the “catalyst” for the plan to export the next generation of the CR-V model for the European market. >> Learn More…


Collaborative robot designed for machine tending applications

Rethink Robotics has introduced Sawyer, a single-arm, high-performance robot designed to execute machine tending, circuit board testing and other precise tasks that have “historically been impractical to automate with traditional industrial robots.” >> Read full article

Connector sets for explosion-proof environments

Harting has launched the Han Ex industrial connector portfolio for explosion-proof applications with a series of five size 3A sets, each comprised of a hood, housing and high pin count insert. >> Read full article

Cable-less gantry technology

Harry Major Machine (HMM) displayed a new cable-less robot gantry technology for the manufacturing industry at Automate 2015, the first of its kind available in North America, it says. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

The Safety Compliance Workshop

Location: Mississauga, Ont.
Date: April 29, 2015 >> More Info

INCOM 2015

Location: Ottawa, Ont.
Date: May 11-13, 2015 >> More Info

AME/CME 2015 Canadian Lean Conference

Location: Winnipeg, Man.
Date: June 1-4, 2015 >> More Info