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City of Brampton hosts automotive forum to discuss future of Brampton’s automotive industry


BRAMPTON, ON (February 23, 2022) – Last week, the City of Brampton hosted a Brampton Automotive Forum to discuss the importance of Brampton’s automotive industry and create awareness about the need for investment in the Stellantis Brampton Assembly Plant by all levels of government.

The forum was attended by Members of Brampton City Council, Economic Development staff, Ministers, local MPs and MPPs, who discussed the future of Brampton’s automotive industry and the wider automotive industries of Ontario and Canada.

The Stellantis facility in Brampton is an anchor of Brampton’s automotive industry, and significantly impacts the local economy, providing approximately 3,000 manufacturing jobs. It also provides many indirect jobs across the province with suppliers, logistics and trucking companies and HVAC and electrical companies. It is estimated that for every one job at an automotive facility, as many as five to six indirect jobs are created.

Brampton’s Advanced Manufacturing sector is the foundation for collaboration, partnerships and innovation across every industry. It is Brampton’s largest industry by employment, accounting for almost a quarter of the city’s workforce. 23 per cent of Brampton’s Advanced Manufacturing sector workforce is in the automotive industry.

For more information on Brampton’s automotive industry and the Advanced Manufacturing sector, visit: www.investbrampton.ca.

Quick facts
• Brampton’s Stellantis facility is the only plant across their global operations that produces the Dodge Chargers, Dodge Challengers, and Chrysler 300s.
• Over 90 per cent of the cars made in Brampton are exported with the vast majority going to the U.S.
• The automotive parts manufacturing industry in Brampton has several major companies including facilities owned by Magna, Martinrea, ABC Technologies and many others.

Quotes

“Brampton has a proud history of automotive excellence anchored by our Stellantis facility, which provides approximately 3,000 good paying manufacturing jobs, and another estimated five to six jobs in our community for every one job at the plant. It is clear that the global automotive industry is shifting to electric vehicles, and Brampton – with its large and innovative advanced manufacturing sector- needs to be a part of this shift. I urge our partners at the federal and provincial governments to work with Stellantis to secure an investment in their Brampton plant.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton

“Brampton’s advanced manufacturing sector is the foundation for collaboration, partnerships, and innovation across all industries in Brampton, representing our city’s largest industry by employment. Stellantis alone is conservatively estimated to maintain more than 15,000 jobs at the plant and through the supply chain. We need to work together now to secure investment in Stellantis’ facility for Brampton’s automotive future.”
- Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“As long-term investment decisions for electric vehicle facilities are being made now, all levels of government must work together to ensure we don’t miss out on opportunities. Stellantis Brampton is an award-winning plant, and is well known for its products. Working with our partners, we hope to secure investment in the Stellantis Brampton Assembly Plant to benefit our local economy and the Canadian automotive industry.”
- Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton

“With its strategic access to the North American market, high quality workforce and award-winning manufacturing, Brampton is strategically positioned to support the city’s advanced manufacturing sector. Our Economic Development Office will continue to support Stellantis – an anchor of Brampton’s automotive industry – and companies across the advanced manufacturing sector to benefit our local economy.”
- Richard Forward, Commissioner, Planning, Building and Economic Development, City of Brampton

“Unifor members at Brampton Assembly build some of the best quality, most sought after vehicles in the world and our facility is well positioned for ongoing product mandates and new investments. The challenges facing this plant are not unlike the challenges facing auto plants across Canada, including fragile global supply chains and the shift to electrification. We know that with active government support, community engagement and worker solidarity, there is a long, bright future for the auto sector in Brampton.”
- Danny Price, President, Unifor Local 1285 Danny Price, President, Unifor Local 1285 
 
“Our government wants to see our automotive sector become a leader in electrification across the global supply chain. We will do everything we can to see this become a reality. With our ongoing investments in the sector, we will continue to look for more opportunities to build a strong and resilient Canadian battery ecosystem, and create green well-paying jobs. Stellantis’ Brampton Assembly Plant will always be a top priority for our government, and our team will continue to work tirelessly to secure the future for this facility.”
- Andy Fillmore, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry
 
“The Stellantis assembly plant in Brampton is a foundation stone for the community and the country. We are committed to building on that legacy to drive the next generation of Canadian industry and mobility.”
- Flavio Volpe, President, Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association

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