Advanced ManufacturingToronto is a leader in advanced manufacturing and materials science. The city is ideally located in one of North America's manufacturing heartlands, providing a rich source of industry partnerships for academic and research institutions. More than 207,000 employees and 5,000 graduates in related programs are the backbone of a highly-skilled workforce.
The result is a dynamic R&D cluster that includes materials research innovations in fields such as nanotechnology, quantum materials, and photonics, and advanced manufacturing technologies to improve processes and develop new products.
Home to North America's second-largest automotive industry cluster—which produces one in six vehicles in North America—the region is a manufacturing leader that continues to attract significant public and private investment. The Ontario government's Advanced Manufacturing Investment Strategy (AMIS), a $500-million program, is designed to support projects that contribute to the long-term competitiveness of the province's automotive sector. Together with industry partners, the program provides advanced skills training for automotive workers, enhances environmental and energy technologies, and spurs investment in research and innovation.
Close proximity to world-class engineering schools drives improvements in traditional manufacturing industries such as steel-making. The burgeoning field of materials science research is well-represented in the Toronto Region by programs that fuel advancements in industries ranging from electronics to transportation. University programs and research centers that support materials research innovation include:
• The University of Toronto's Nanotechnology Program
• The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research's Quantum Materials Program
• McMaster University's Brockhouse Institute for Materials Research
• McMaster Innovation Park, a premiere R&D facility that will be the new site of the CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Canada's largest research centre dedicated to metals and materials.
These advanced materials research centres keep the Toronto Region at the forefront of advanced manufacturing, and materials research and engineering.
Since 1972, Toronto-based LOVAT has specialized in the custom design and manufacture of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs) utilised in the construction of metro, railway, road, sewer, water main, penstock, mine access and telecommunications tunnels.
Founded by the Lovat family, the company’s extensive experience, advanced technology and continued development provide the solutions for any tunnelling challenge on any project. To date, the company has built over 230 TBMs, performed more than 150 full refurbishments for more than 400 tunnelling projects worldwide. LOVAT machines have excavated more than 1,500,000 metres of tunnel.
LOVAT’s engineers have introduced numerous important enhancements in TBM design. Many of those enhancements have become LOVAT patents, such as LOVAT’s Pressure Relieving Gates, its Flood Control Doors and Segment Arm erector. Today, more than ever, the company continues to invest heavily in Research and Development, focusing on future and current applications to remain at the forefront of the tunnelling industry.
LOVAT’s head office is in Toronto and the company has operations in 19 countries worldwide. The Toronto location is currently being expanded by approximately 15,000 square feet in preparation for work on the Toronto Transit Commission’s Eglinton Light Rapid Transit project.
For further information, please see: www.lovat.com
Listed on the TSX and headquartered in Toronto, Mega Uranium Ltd. is a Canadian mineral resources company with a focus on uranium projects. It has uranium resources in Australia and uranium exploration projects in Australia, Canada and Cameroon. In addition, it has interests in base and precious minerals exploration properties in Canada and Latin America.
Uranium has emerged as one of the world’s most important sources of energy. The demand for electricity has been spurred by a global economic and population boom, particularly in countries like China and India. When considering new power generation technologies, countries are looking to nuclear; a clean, secure, and cost effective method of generating base load electricity.
Working with experienced in-house uranium mining experts, Mega Uranium is continually identifying quality uranium properties and projects for potential acquisition or partnership. With a successful track record of identifying and acquiring significant uranium resources, and a strong financial position, the company poised for continued growth.
For further information, please see: www.megauranium.com/main/
Celestica is dedicated to delivering end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, with major expertise in design and engineering, electronics manufacturing and supply chain management services. Celestica's suite of solutions spans the entire product lifecycle - from design, through to delivery and after-market support.
The Toronto global headquarters site includes Celestica's senior executive team, corporate finance, corporate human resources, global marketing and communications, and legal. The manufacturing team specializes in engineering design, printed circuit assembly (PCA), system assembly, test, design and repair. The site serves global customers in the aerospace and defense, telecommunications, enterprise computing and industrial markets. The site is fully RoHS compliant and recognized as a company leader in Green Services.
Celestica operates approximately 20 manufacturing and design facilities and has over 35,000 employees worldwide. Celestica's customer portfolio spans the enterprise, communications, consumer, aerospace and defense, industrial, alternative energy and healthcare end-markets.
Worldwide locations of operations include the following G20 countries: Canada, USA, Mexico, EU, China and Japan.
Celestica's services include: research and development, CoreSimT Technology (advanced design services); Lab Services; product commercialization; product management; manufacturing; and supply chain design and management.
For further information, please see: www.celestica.com/home/home.aspx