The City of Vaughan is at the intersection of innovation and a well-established manufacturing sector, with an ever-expanding cluster of advanced manufacturing firms employing cutting-edge technologies and processes to accelerate growth across key regional sectors, including automotive and food processing.
Advanced manufacturing in Vaughan is a diverse business environment, including plastic, rubber, paper, textile, metal, transportation, and electronics manufacturing, accounting for 19 per cent of Vaughan’s real GDP and contributing nearly $4.7 billion in economic output (in 2021) while employing 42,000 workers.
Leading advanced manufacturing companies in the cluster include Magna Tool and Die, BVGlazing Systems, Mobile Climate Control Industries Inc., Toro Aluminum, Maple Stamping, Alfield Industries/Martinrea, CO-EX-Tec, and Anton Manufacturing.
As manufacturing changes and evolves and demand for cutting-edge products like electric cars grows, Vaughan is well prepared to welcome new manufacturers and growth in its local employer base. Through its part of Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster (NGEN), the city is building next-generation manufacturing capabilities and incorporating technologies such as advanced robotics and 3D printing into existing operations. And as these companies scale up, they’re finding themselves well supported by local access to end-to-end advanced manufacturing supply chain solutions and a labour force of nearly four million people across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
“Vaughan’s access to superior end-to-end supply chain solutions, transportation assets, and industrial market size make our city a competitive and attractive destination for advanced manufacturing,” said Vaughan Mayor, Steven Del Duca. “To support further growth, our team continues to promote Vaughan as a destination for advanced manufacturing, foster growth throughout the sector and support existing businesses through tailored services.”
Vaughan provides one of the largest industrial markets in the country, with a total industrial inventory of nearly 100 million square feet. Proximity to major regional transportation hubs such as Toronto Pearson International Airport and major border crossings via Highways 401 and 407 strategically position the cluster well for further expansion.
More information on Vaughan’s manufacturing sector is available at vaughanbusiness.ca
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