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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

Eight reports from 2020 that make the case for expanding to Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 7, 2021

Every year, Waterloo is featured in several reports and rankings that touch on everything from tech talent quality and university rankings to company growth.

Waterloo is a globally renowned tech and manufacturing hub, home to top post-secondary institutions, leading research institutes and some of the world’s most promising startups, all of which helps solidify our place among the world’s top...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo's top 12 business news stories from 2020

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 15, 2020

As we near the end of 2020, it’s only fitting to publish a good, old-fashioned year-in-review series. We’ll recap some of Waterloo’s top news stories, our appearance in several prominent 2020 reports and highlight some of our favourite original stories from the year.

Communities everywhere experienced a year full of unique challenges. As our city streets quieted down and everyone focused on...

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

Four ways Waterloo provides unrivaled access to a global market

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 11, 2020

This is an era of unprecedented uncertainty for businesses that depend on global market access to sell their products. The world’s two biggest economies the United States of America and China are in the midst of a trade war. The world’s fifth largest economy the United Kingdom – is weeks away exiting the European Union without a trade deal, which will have significant consequences for...

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Topics: manufacturing, automotive, site selection

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