January 10, 2019 – The headwinds buffeting the global auto industry made themselves felt in Europe on Thursday as mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover announced sweeping restructurings that will cost thousands of jobs.
January 10, 2019 – Transport Canada has announced new rules for remotely piloted aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones.
January 9, 2019 – FreePoint Technologies, provider of software for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to manufacturers worldwide, has acquired CoreSolutions, a software development company with offices in London, Ontario and Toronto.
January 9, 2019 – Bombardier Inc. has signed a US$669-million deal to provide 113 commuter rail cars to New Jersey.
January 9, 2019 – Unionized workers at the General Motors assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., are holding another sit-down protest over the planned closure of the facility.
January 8, 2019 – General Motors says it has rejected various proposals by Unifor to keep the Oshawa Assembly Plant open past 2019.
January 4, 2019 – The new year brings with it tax changes at the federal level that will affect just about every Canadian, as well as small businesses.
January 4, 2019 – Industrial automation companies Rockwell Automation and Emerson have both taken top honours in the second annual IoT Breakthrough Awards, which recognize the leading companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market.
January 3, 2019 – The United Auto Workers union is accusing General Motors of violating a national contract by using temporary workers instead of employing full-timers who were laid off from its factories.
December 21, 2018 – Ford is recalling more than 874,000 F-Series pickup trucks with engine block heaters in the U.S. and Canada because they can catch fire.
December 21, 2018 – ATS Automation Tooling Systems, the Cambridge, Ontario–based automation solutions provider, will acquire Comecer S.p.A., an Italian design and engineering firm for processing systems in the nuclear medicine and pharmaceutical industries, for EUR 113 million.
December 21, 2018 – Unifor president Jerry Dias says General Motors will consider options put forth by the union to keep the Oshawa assembly plant open and respond by Jan. 7.
December 18, 2018 – Magna International Inc. has signed a deal to buy Spanish company Viza Geca SL, which specializes in automotive seating.
December 17, 2018 – General Motors' plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected.
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