Industry News
July 24, 2019 – Z-AXIS, a contract manufacturer of electronics design and prototyping for complex printed circuit board assembly products, has signed an agreement with West-Tech to represent Z-AXIS in Canada and the northeastern USA.
July 24, 2019 – Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, says it lost 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in the second quarter as the company booked 4.2 billion euros in one-time charges for troubles with diesel vehicles and air bag recalls.
July 22, 2019 – The pending regulatory changes introduced by the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (USMCA) are affecting the business of Canadian process manufacturers, according to a new survey conducted by Sage, a provider of cloud business management solutions.
July 22, 2019 – Volvo Cars is recalling about half a million cars worldwide because of a faulty engine component that may in extreme cases cause a vehicle to catch a fire.
July 22, 2019 – Ford Motor Co. says it will cut about 200 jobs at its Oakville, Ont. plant starting in September as sales of some models slow.
July 19 2019 – API (Automated Precision, Inc.) has acquired Windsor, Ontario's Exact Laser Measurements, a provider of portable metrology services to the North America automotive and aerospace sectors.
July 19, 2019 – Bilsing Automation North America, a supplier of automated tooling solutions for the press room, bodyshop, injection molding, hydroforming, packaging, fabrication and other applications, has announced its move to a new facility in Michigan.
July 19, 2019 – A Volkswagen plant in Tennessee is getting a new chief executive who in the coming months will work on an $800 million expansion and oversee two vehicle launches.
July 19, 2019 – Héroux-Devtek Inc., the world's third-largest landing gear manufacturer, has announced the unionized employees at its Longueuil, Quebec, facility have voted in favour of the early renewal of a three-year collective agreement, which now extends through April 30, 2023.
July 18, 2019 – Ontario has written off $445 million as uncollectable debt from Chrysler, following the 2009 automaker bailout.
July 17, 2019 – Mitsubishi Electric Automation has announced the re-launch of its new mobile showroom, which travels throughout Canada and the United States.
July 17, 2019 – Quebec's Cogiscan Inc., a track, trace and control (TTC) solutions provider for the electronics manufacturing industry, has partnered with Saki Corporation to expand Saki’s manufacturing software solutions offering.
July 17, 2019 – In recent years, Detroit automakers have been at relative peace with the United Auto Workers union because times have been good and profit-sharing checks have been fat.
July 17, 2019 – Cambridge, Ontario's Eclipse Automation has expanded into Europe with the acquisition of Transmoduls Ltd., located in Veszprém, Hungary.
July 17, 2019 – Morgan Truck Body, a North American manufacturer of light- and medium-duty truck bodies, is expanding its manufacturing footprint in the United States.

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