MADE IN CANADA INNOVATION
A global manufacturing industry leader, Canada is leveraging its homegrown ingenuity, strong commitment to research and development, and a highly educated and skilled workforce to drive the advanced manufacturing sector beyond the modern age and into the future.
Canada’s Industry 4.0 technologies and next-generation manufacturing capabilities are revolutionizing how finished products and components are designed, manufactured, distributed and repaired across a spectrum of industries and climate conditions. Developments in robotics, automation and technologies such as additive manufacturing (3D printing), have far-reaching application in Canadian industry sectors—including aerospace and defence, automotive, agriculture and pharmaceuticals. Canadian innovators are producing a diverse range of technologically complex, high-value products for domestic and competitive global markets, which is why influential thought leaders regularly meet in Canada to debut trailblazing developments, share best practices and lay the groundwork for partnerships that shape the future of advanced manufacturing technologies.
Canada's Key Advanced Manufacturing Centres
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Economic Impact: Canada's Advanced Manufacturing
$185 Billion GDP
$360 Billion Annual Exports
1.7 Million Jobs
Canadian Success Stories
Using Industry 4.0 processes, ATTAbotics has developed an automated storage and retrieval warehouse system using an innovative 3D storage structure design that significantly improves throughput and storage density compared to traditional and other automated systems.
Using the latest technology and most advanced mathematical and engineering models, Integral Engineering's simulation model helps maintain safe oil and gas transmission pipeline systems by calculating the probability of failure due to corrosion, cracks and dents.
CropPro Consulting's SWAT BOX is an autonomous soil electrical conductivity (EC) mapping technology used by farmers, equipment dealers and agronomists to collect EC data in the field. The technology is a lower cost solution designed to work with the company's proprietary SWAT MAPS process for building zone maps.
Winnipeg is home to NFI Group Inc. (New Flyer Industries), North America's largest manufacturer of transit and medium-duty buses and motor coaches, including zero-emission buses. NFI Group actively supports approximately 50% of the installed bus fleet base in Canada and the US.
London is home to Brose Canada, the Germany-based auto parts giant's only Canadian facility. Among London's largest advanced manufacturing players, Brose has stamped more than 180 million seat frames and 22.5 million seat adjusters at its two London plants since 2005.
Canada’s first Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (SALD) system was successfully designed, built and operated in the spring of 2018 thanks to the contribution of seven University of Waterloo students. This nanoscience technique, used in the micro-electronics industry, enables a quicker and more economical surface coating of atomic layers compared to traditional systems.
A leader in metallurgical nano-technologies, Integran Technologies can make virtually any material stronger using an advanced metallurgical nano-technology application process. Industrial uses range widely from aerospace and defence to automotive and sporting goods.
Worximity's TileConnect smart sensor technology monitors real-time production in the manufacturing industry. The tool collects data from any type of equipment or machine and makes it available via the TileBoard mobile app. Users in industries such as metal production, recycling and pharmaceuticals, can quickly and easily track production speed, direct labour costs and other key performance indicators.
As technologies such as the Industrial Internet of Things, robotics and 3D printing become ubiquitous in manufacturing processes, our pool of talent, coupled with our dynamic education institutions and expanding startup ecosystem, will make Montréal a centre of excellence for advanced manufacturing.
Guy-Joffroy Lord, Director of Sales, Tourisme Montréal
Toronto is at the heart of Canada's Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, which is revolutionizing the way we build things and creating better products and new industries. As a centre for innovation in this space, groups choosing to meet here benefit from the conversations that are happening here.
Tara Gordon, VP, Sales & Service, Business Events Toronto
We've now quadrupled our space for R&D and we have a lot more area for prototyping things. We like to incorporate new technology and get things to market as quickly as possible—and there's a ton of talent and innovation in this area that we can pull from.
Charlie Rossi, Lead Innovation Engineer, Erwin Hymer Group
A huge benefit of being located in London is that we can easily access raw materials at a reasonable cost. We are very proud of our presence here—we want to hire more, produce more and bring some of the technologies we’ve developed in Korea to this London plant.
Michael Kim, CEO, Hanwha L&C Canada
When it comes to driving the advanced manufacturing sector forward, there are few cities in the world better suited to succeed than Winnipeg. Cutting-edge R&D is being done right here on Industry 4.0-enabling technologies and additive manufacturing. Companies looking to the future of the manufacturing industry and agile supply chains should look to Winnipeg to see our industry-leading momentum.
Martin Petrak, CEO, Precision ADM
By working together on applied research partnerships, we can ensure that Saskatchewan's manufacturing sector is able to adapt to the technological advancements and rapidly changing innovations of industry so that the province is competitive and productive on a local, national and international scale.
Jamie Hilts, Dean, School of Mining, Energy and Manufacturing and the School of Natural Resources and Built Environment, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Bringing a product to market is a lengthy process but we have received tremendous support from the University of Alberta, TEC Edmonton and various federal and provincial government funding agencies. We are very grateful to all of them and look forward to an exciting future for this company.
Dr. David Bressler, Scientific Advisor, Forge Hydrocarbons
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