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Ontario auto manufacturer to expand automation with FedDev investment

By DE Staff   

Automation Automotive

Agency’s $2.5 million contribution to help Concord company expand facility, scale up operations and create 50 jobs.

(Photo Credit: CNW Group/Toyota Canada Inc.)

FedDev Ontario announced it will contribute nearly $2.5 million for Global Plas Inc. to expand operations and incorporate advanced robotics and automation. In total, the Concord, Ontario-based Tier 2 supplier of molded plastic parts says the contribution has allowed the company to renovate its new 71,000-square-foot facility, add new production lines, and install four injection molding machines and automation equipment. The company also expects to add 50 new jobs to the York region.

Global Plas is currently delivering on a five-year contract with Toyota Canada Inc. to manufacture door and fender parts for the all-new Toyota RAV4. With production increasing to 480,000 sets per year, the company says it is purchasing a higher volume of raw materials.

“The ever-changing environment in North America shows that Canadian companies, both large and small, need to push further than they ever have,” said John Hunjan, Director of Finance and Material Planning & Logistics for Global Plas Inc. “Support from the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, shows that we are not alone and can be the leaders in our fields, bringing us into an age of robotic technologies that give us an edge in our industry.”



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