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Project Arrow: the all-Canadian EV driving a net-zero future

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 10, 2021

All-Canadian. Zero-emissions. Autonomous. Meet Project Arrow. 

Electric vehicles are on the rise around the world and with the rapid growth of EV manufacturing comes the opportunity for automotive innovation.

In a recent virtual event hosted by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Tony LaMantia, President & CEO of Waterloo EDC, and Flavio Volpe, President of the Automotive Parts...

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Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, automotive, business, R&D

Canada excels in new Manufacturing Risk Index

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 14, 2021

The new 2021 Manufacturing Risk Index from Cushman & Wakefield is a veritable treasure trove of information for manufacturing leaders interested in minimizing risk and understanding new trends in risk mitigation. One clear finding: Canada is a fantastic location for new manufacturing investment.

The report seeks to assess the costs, risks and conditions impacting manufacturing worldwide, with...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, research

New industrial land available in Canada's manufacturing corridor

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2021

Prime industrial land in the middle of Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster is becoming available – and quickly getting claimed.

Intermarket Properties, a real estate management and development company, has announced that the road and servicing work at the IP Park in Cambridge, Ontario, is complete and that some property transactions are already final.

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, talent, site selection

Automate to innovate: Q&A with ATS Automation’s Simon Drexler

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 28, 2021

ATS Automation is one of Waterloo’s most successful companies – that’s saying a lot for a community with a global reputation for tech.

In Canada’s largest robotics and automation cluster – yes, we have 90+ companies that fit the description – ATS is the undoubted giant. The company has more than 5000 employees around the world, serves a global market and had revenues of more than $1.4 billion...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

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