Gta Automotive Cluster

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Gta Automotive Cluster

  1. 1. By: Sally Yip
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs and the Local Economy </li></ul><ul><li>OAIS & “A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,” </li></ul><ul><li>GTA AUTO CLUSTER: Auto 21 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUTO21 Conference 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A.P.M.A. Annual Conference & Exhibit: Developing 2020 Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Skills Programs in GTA </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Greater Toronto Area is the second largest automotive cluster in North America & is accounts for 58% in Ontario. </li></ul><ul><li>Three major auto manufacturers – General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler –operate 6 assembly plants in the GTA. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 700 parts manufacturers help make the GTA one of the most vital and diverse automotive clusters on the continent. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ontario is the most important vehicle-producing jurisdiction in North America, with 2.4 million vehicles in the GTA Area in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Produce the highest vehicles quantity than any other region or State </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>The auto industry directly employs 63,400 people in the GTA. </li></ul><ul><li>Auto workers’ paycheques is accounted for $3.3 billion into the GTA economy in 2004 (or $9.1 million a day). </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands more jobs are created to supply the industry: jobs in steel, plastics and other manufacturing and services. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Which stimulate an estimated 89,000 jobs throughout the economy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>In 2004, the Canadian Automotive Partnership Council (CAPC) released, “A Call for Action: A Canadian Auto Strategy,” </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario Government launched the Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy (OAIS), a new five-year, $500 million program designed to strengthen the industry’s competitiveness. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>These strategic initiatives will support private sector investment with: </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced skills training to keep pace with new technology and processes. </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation through consumer credits and commercialization tax credits. </li></ul><ul><li>Over $1 billion for leading-edge investment in automotive engineering and manufacturing facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>$300 million to improve border-crossing infrastructure and regulatory harmonization. </li></ul><ul><li>New environmental technologies and energy efficiencies. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A national research initiative supported by the Canadian government Centre of Excellence, focuses on research for improving competitiveness in the automotive sector </li></ul><ul><li>The Network currently supports over 265 top researchers working at 42 academic institutions, government research facilities and private sector research labs across Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.auto21.ca/home_e.html </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>AUTO21 2008 Conference </li></ul><ul><li>An merging conference among the Network's annual Scientific and HQP </li></ul><ul><li>This three-day event will include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a Gala Banquet to celebrate the Network's achievements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>panels that explore industry and global automotive perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>high-profile keynote speakers </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Canada's largest automotive event; which includes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AUTO21 “ Innovation Showcase ”, OCE “ Commercialization Zone ” and the IBM Internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Collaboration Zone ”on Exhibit floor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Booths of key industry manufacturers and industry suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunities to meet international delegates from key automotive focused countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to network with Canada’s leading researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Numerous networking opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.apma.ca/client/apma/apma.nsf/object/2008+Brochure/$file/2008+APMA+Conference+Brochure.pdf </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Advanced Manufacturing & Design Technologies Centres for Brampton and Regional Manufacturers (Brampton) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project lead: Sheridan College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Centre for Engineering Design and Rapid Manufacturing (Toronto) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project lead: Centennial College. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Integrated Manufacturing Centre (Oshawa) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project lead: Durham College & University of Ontario Institute of Technology </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Strategic Training in Nanotechnology, Fuel Cells and Smart Structures (Kingston, Toronto, Niagara Falls) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project leads: Queen’s University and Niagara College. </li></ul></ul>

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