Government of Canada supports growth of rural automotive parts manufacturer
Amino North America Corp. to manufacture made-in-Canada automotive parts, enter into EV market, and create and maintain over 45 jobs
January 11, 2024 - St. Thomas, Ontario
Thanks to its skilled workers and their vast expertise, southern Ontario has emerged as a prominent hub supporting automotive manufacturing and innovation, specifically in the electric vehicle (EV) sector. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting our manufacturers as they adopt new processes and made-in-Canada products to strengthen local supply chains and create good jobs for Canadians.
Today, the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), alongside Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament for London North Centre, and Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West, announced an investment of $2 million for Amino North America Corp. (Amino), a leading automotive body panel and components manufacturer in St. Thomas.
To meet the growing demands of new and existing automotive clients, Amino will expand its facility by 42,000 sq. ft. and add a new automotive parts manufacturing line using the state-of-the-art processes. This line is expected to support the company as it diversifies its made-in-Canada automotive products, including battery compartments for the EV market.
This project will also create and maintain 45 jobs while continuing to strengthen the London area’s growing auto sector and developing EV cluster.
While in the area, Minister Tassi also met with local St. Thomas and surrounding area businesses, organizations and community leaders in the EV and automotive sector at the St. Thomas Chamber of Commerce, where they discussed the important contributions that rural automotive businesses are providing to the growing EV sector, its supply chain and how the Government of Canada can support them as they reach their potential.
The Government of Canada will continue to grow our EV supply chain by supporting workers and manufacturers so they can adopt technologies that improve their production capabilities, create jobs and contribute to our zero-emissions targets.
"Ontario's manufacturing industry is the engine that drives our national economy forward. Today’s investment in Amino North America Corp. will strengthen our regional automotive supply chains, while creating important jobs for the community and building made-in-Canada automotive parts. Together we are investing in the people that drive our economy so they can reach their full potential and make new possibilities into realities.”
- The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
“This investment is another step forward for the London area’s manufacturing industry. Together we are continuing to create quality jobs for the people of southwestern Ontario, while increasing the global competitiveness of our auto-part manufacturers.”
- Peter Fragiskatos, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for London North Centre
“With today’s announcement, we are investing in our London region by creating good jobs for our community and increasing the production of made-in-Canada auto parts, while supporting local manufacturer, Amino North America Corp.”
- Arielle Kayabaga, Member of Parliament for London West
Established in 2002, the St. Thomas-based company is located in the heart of Ontario’s automotive industry and employs more than 60 staff.
Amino North America Corporation (Amino) manufactures automotive body, steel and aluminum parts for the heavy truck, aerospace, bus, agriculture and construction industries.
Since 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $60 million in more than 85 projects in the London area, estimated to create over 900 jobs and maintain over 1,000 jobs.
Since November 2015, the Government of Canada, through FedDev Ontario, has invested over $790 million in over 350 manufacturing projects, creating over 11,200 jobs and maintaining over 11,400 jobs.
Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario
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