Federal government invests $2M in automotive parts manufacturer in St. Thomas
January 11, 2024
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), alongside Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, announced an investment of $2 million for Amino North America Corp. (Amino), a leading automotive body panel and components manufacturer in St. Thomas., Ontario.
To meet the growing demands of new and existing automotive clients, Amino will expand its facility by 42,000 sq. ft. and add a new automotive parts manufacturing line using state-of-the-art processes. This line is expected to support the company as it diversifies its made-in-Canada automotive products, including battery compartments for the electric vehicle (EV) market.
This project will also create and maintain 45 jobs while continuing to strengthen the London area’s growing auto sector and developing EV cluster.
“Ontario’s manufacturing industry is the engine that drives our national economy forward. Today’s investment in Amino North America Corp. will strengthen our regional automotive supply chains, while creating important jobs for the community and building made-in-Canada automotive parts. Together we are investing in the people that drive our economy so they can reach their full potential and make new possibilities into realities,” said Minister Tassi.
While in the area, Minister Tassi also met with local St. Thomas and surrounding area businesses, organizations and community leaders in the EV and automotive sector at the St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce, where they discussed the important contributions that rural automotive businesses are providing to the growing EV sector, its supply chain and how the Government of Canada can support them as they reach their potential.
The Government of Canada shared in a press statement that it will continue to grow the EV supply chain by supporting workers and manufacturers so they can adopt technologies that improve their production capabilities, create jobs and contribute to our zero-emissions targets.