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15 New Projects Announced as part of Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program

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15 New Projects Announced as part of Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program

The province's Automotive Supplier Competitiveness Improvement Program (ASCIP) supports companies in Ontario's auto parts sector adopt industry leading software, hardware and/or providing training to improve processes and boost competitiveness.

The program is administered by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) in conjunction with the Automotive Parts Manufacturers' Association (APMA).

Today, the province announced the next tranche of 15 new projects, representing $1.2 million in Ontario support, leveraging an additional $4.02 million in private sector investment.

Stream 1 — Technology Adoption

Provides grants to Ontario-based small- and medium-sized auto parts supplier firms that conduct projects to advance product life cycle management and improve competitiveness through the adoption of advanced hardware, software and/or training.

Twelve projects announced under Round 3:

1.    Linear Transfer Automation Inc. (Barrie)

2.    Tipco Inc. (Brampton)

3.    Global Plas Inc. (Concord)

4.    BOS Innovations (Dorchester)

5.    Colt Automation Ltd. (Mississauga)

6.    Voestalpine High Performance Metals Ltd. (Mississauga)

7.    Advantage Machine & Tool Inc. (Mitchell)

8.    Max Die Group (Oldcastle)

9.    Saturn Tool & Die (Windsor) Inc. (Oldcastle)

10.  Spotaloy Products Ltd. (Ridgetown)

11.  Girotti Machine (St. Catharines)

12.  Aluminum Mold & Pattern (Toronto)

Stream 2 — Mentorship Pilot Program

Provides grants to Ontario-based small- and medium-sized auto parts supplier firms that conduct projects to improve operational efficiency and competitiveness through the adoption of lean manufacturing practices.

Three projects announced under Round 2:

1.    Teutech Industries Inc. (Guelph)

2.    London Automotive & Manufacturing Ltd. (London)

3.    Sle-Co Plastics Inc. (St. Thomas)

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