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Magna International Investing $471 Million In Electric Vehicle Supply Chain In Ontario

KAWARTHA LAKES-Magna International, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, is investing $471 million to expand the company’s Ontario operations. With support from the government, this investment will strengthen Ontario’s end-to-end electric vehicle supply chain while adding more than 1,000 new jobs for workers across the province.

“This investment represents another tremendous show of confidence in the growing strength and resilience of our province’s auto sector,” said Premier Doug Ford. “Together, with our industry partners, we’re putting Ontario back on the map as we build up Ontario’s electric vehicle supply chain from mining to manufacturing. The cars of the future and the batteries that power them will be built right here in Ontario, by Ontario workers.”

The Ontario government say Magna’s investment will support the opening of a new $265 million EV battery enclosure facility in Brampton later this year with pproximately 560 new jobs will be added in Brampton and to the surrounding region once the facility is at full production. The company will also expand their existing automotive manufacturing facilities across the province. Up to 475 new jobs will be created across Magna’s five other facilities in Guelph, Windsor, Belleville, Newmarket and Penetanguishene.

These projects are supported by $23.6 million in funding from the province through Invest Ontario.

“This game-changing investment by Magna will create hundreds of new jobs across the province, while further strengthening Ontario’s end-to-end automotive supply chain,” said Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “We’re creating the right conditions for businesses to succeed and continue to work around the clock to attract new investments that build a stronger economy.”

Magna started as a tool-and-die manufacturer in Toronto more than 65 years ago. The company has since grown into a multinational automotive supplier with 168,000 employees in 29 countries.

“Magna’s roots in Ontario run deep, and we are excited about opening a new facility dedicated to a strategic electrification product. The Brampton facility, coupled with investment and growth in five existing Ontario facilities, allows Magna to keep up with customer demands across several product areas,” said Eric Wilds, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Magna. “We are excited to bring new business, more investment and additional jobs to Ontario.”

 

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