The Voice of the Automotive Original Equipment Suppliers in Canada since 1952. Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association. Presentation to: Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress International Business Spotlight on Canada March 5, 2003 Cobo Hall Detroit, Michigan. Who are we?.
The Voice of the Automotive Original Equipment Suppliers in Canada since 1952
Society of Automotive Engineers
International Business Spotlight on Canada
March 5, 2003
To engage in activities that promote the interests of automotive original equipment suppliers in Canada
that enhance the economic welfare of our members and
be the Voice of the Canadian automotive original equipment suppliers
Type of No. of
GM Oshawa, Ont. Truck & Auto 3
Ford Oakville, Ont. Truck & Mini Van 2
Honda Alliston, Ont. Auto, Mini Van & SUV 2
DaimlerChrysler Brampton, Ont. Auto 1
Toyota Cambridge, Ont. Auto & SUV 2
CAMI (Suzuki/GM) Ingersoll, Ont. Auto & SUV 1
Ford St. Thomas, Ont. Auto 1
DaimlerChrysler Windsor, Ont. Van & Mini Van 2
“Our records for safety and productivity place the TMMC
team among the industry’s best. And when it comes to
quality, vehicles built at our Cambridge facility are among
the highest rated vehicles in North America.”
Takanori (Tak) Sakaue, past President
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc.
Canada = Overall Superior Manufacturing Efficiency
…in an environment of exceptional quality performance.
Canada’s quality of output is also top rated.
With 16% of total North American assembly, Canada’s plants have won 33% (12 out of 36) of the awards given by the independent J.D. Power & Associates.
“ Canadian Auto Parts Share of North American Production has grown from 11% in 1991 to 17 % in 2001”
Bank of Nova Scotia
Sales by APMA Members has grown from 11% in 1991 to 17 % in 2001”(as of 2003; $US)
Annual Sale of Automotive Products
$670 million +
Number of Members
1) full service engineering support
2) product development
3) global capabilities
4) modular and systems sourcing
5) warranty assumption
6) tough target costing
7) continuous improvements everywhere
8) lean manufacturing capability
But the assemblers continue to restructure, and this brings new opportunities for global players…
In addition to the business opportunities, one might new opportunities for global players…
still ask, “Why Consider Canada?”
Very important is government support new opportunities for global players…
for development of Canada’s intellectual capability…
Relative Competitiveness of new opportunities for global players…
R&D Tax System
After-tax cost of $1 R&D expenditure
Automotive education and training infrastructure that includes technical colleges, trade schools and universities.
Source: Conference Board of Canada, 1999
Additional government support through programs and research organizations.
Canada offers real advantages for automotive R&D..
Canada offers the most favorable tax treatment for R&D among the G-7:
- Combined federal/provincial tax credits reduce the after-tax cost of $100 of R&D expenditures to as low as $44.
Government support for development of Canada’s new opportunities for global players…
intellectual capability cont’d...