York Region’s automotive and autotech sector has quietly been a leader in the industry for many years with one of the world’s largest parts manufacturers being headquartered in the Region for decades, alongside the Canadian head offices of OEMs including Honda, Hyundai, Volvo, and BMW.
Recently, the ecosystem has been making waves in the news with major announcements such as Tesla’s recent expansion into Markham with a new manufacturing facility. This facility builds on the company’s battery tech capabilities, which started with an acquisition of former Richmond Hill headquartered company Hibar Systems. Tesla is now hiring for manufacturing and engineering jobs in the region.
High-end niche automotive assembly company, Multimatic, has also landed a new contract to build the all-new extreme 2023 Ford Bronco DR after it’s run of manufacturing the Ford GT supercar wraps up next year. The company also specializes in developing new technology and parts innovation, primarily focused on the auto racing circuits both on-road and off-road.
It’s been a few years but GM Canada also joined the Region’s autotech ecosystem when they opened Canada’s largest automotive innovation hub in Markham and is still scaling up to over 700 software engineers and developers.
These are just a few of the major announcements coming out of York Region and with over 250 automotive and mobility tech related companies in the Region, there are surely even more great things to come. We encourage you to explore our new autotech sector map to gain a better understanding of the companies here that are driving the future of AutoTech innovation.