The Ontario Automotive Cluster


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The Ontario Automotive Cluster

  1. 1. The Ontario Automotive Cluster By Noor Gias
  2. 2. The Industry <ul><li>The automotive industry is one of the most successful industries in North America. In 2007, over 15 million vehicles were produced in North America, including three million produced in Canada and a little over two million in Mexico, according to Ward’s AutoInfoBank 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently, Ontario's automotive industry em-ploys over 130,000 people, represents about 20% of the province's total manufacturing output, and comprises 90% of Canada's total automotive industry, including all Canadian-built cars and light trucks. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 700 auto parts manufacturers in the GTA </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario produced the most amount of vehicles in Canada producing over 2.4 million units </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jobs and Economy <ul><li>Ontario employs more than 63000 skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs in steels, plastics, auto parts manufacturing accounts for 89000 additional jobs in the economy </li></ul><ul><li>Last year Canadians spent $21 out of every $100 spent on retail for auto parts and services. </li></ul>
  4. 4. OAIS <ul><li>Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy launched by Ontario government has pledged $500 million for the program to make the industry for competitive. </li></ul>
  5. 5. OAIS and Private sector partnership <ul><li>Advanced skills training for new technology and process </li></ul><ul><li>More than $1bn for leading edge investment in automotive engineering and manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>More environment friendly and efficient process </li></ul>
  6. 6. San Antonio and Austin auto cluster <ul><li>Toyota Motor Manufacturing, San Antonio Texas (TMMTX) plant has ramped up its operation to 2,000 employees. TMMTX and its on-site suppliers employ 4,100 people and have invested a combined total of more than $1.5 billion. Plant employees and Toyota officials recently celebrated the 2008 Tundra being named Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Austin Texas, auto cluster <ul><li>Austin automotive advantage positioned itself as a new centre for innovation in the automotive industry, just as Detroit has traditionally been the North American hub for manufacturing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Indian Auto Cluster <ul><li>India and had limited contribution to the economy, currently contributing about 5% of the GDP and it is targeted to grow five fold by 2016 and account for over 10% of India’s GDP. </li></ul><ul><li>production of 185,000 units in 1970-71, the industry currently produces 11 million vehicles. And from a turnover of $34 billion, the industry is expected to reach a turnover of $150-200 billion in next ten years. </li></ul><ul><li>GDP is expected to have merely doubled. In other words, aim is to achieve industry output $145 billion and consequently, make the automotive sector’s contribution rise to at least 10% of the country’s GDP. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Strategic Skills Program in GTA <ul><li>Advanced manufacturing & Design technology centers for Brampton – Sheridan College </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for engineering and rapid manufacturing – Centennial College </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated Manufacturing Centre – Durham College and UOIT </li></ul>
  10. 10. THANK YOU