• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Partners with Auto Industry to Boost Supply Chain Competitiveness

March 29, 2021

Toronto — The Ontario government is investing $10 million in auto parts companies through the Ontario Automotive Modernization Program (O-AMP) to boost competitiveness and position Ontario as a North American hub for building the car of the future. Funding awarded so far will leverage $25.8 million in industry investments. "The strength, innovation and quality of our automotive supply chain has been essential in attracting almost $6 billion in new vehicle assembly investments to Ontario," said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. "O-AMP provides targeted support to help auto parts manufacturers make critical investments in technology and training to enable them to keep ahead in a globally competitive industry." O-AMP was launched in September 2019 as a centrepiece of Driving Prosperity: The Future of Ontario's Automotive Sector, the government's plan for a strong and sustainable auto industry. The program is helping small- and medium-sized automotive parts suppliers get better, stronger and faster by investing in technology adoption and/or training in lean manufacturing. More than 100 projects are either underway or in the pipeline and will create about 570 jobs. Examples of O-AMP projects and how they add value include: Global Plas Inc., Concord The company makes interior, exterior and under-the-hood plastic components used in the auto industry. Global Plas invested in new injection molding technology and an automation system that increases production efficiency while reducing mater