Monday, May 02 2022
BRAMPTON, ON (May 2, 2022) – The City of Brampton welcomes the announcement made today that the federal and provincial governments are jointly investing more than $1 billion to help Stellantis retool its Canadian auto plants – including its facility in Brampton – to make electric vehicles. Stellantis is investing another $2.4 billion to its electrification projects.
At its Brampton Assembly Plant, Stellantis will install a flexible assembly line capable of producing battery-electric and hybrid vehicles. This overhaul will diversify the automaker’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand for low-emission vehicles. Ontario’s commitment of up to $132 million helps secure the long-term future of the facility in Brampton.
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. 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.
- In February, the City 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.
- 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.
“Brampton has a proud history of automotive excellence anchored by our Stellantis facility, and a large and innovative advanced manufacturing sector. We are thrilled our city will be a part of the global automotive industry shift towards electric vehicles, and thank our valued partners at the federal and provincial governments and Stellantis for this joint investment. The future is bright for Brampton, our local workforce, and our automotive industry.”
– Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“Brampton’s advanced manufacturing sector is the foundation for collaboration, partnerships, and innovation across all industries in our community, representing our city’s largest industry by employment. Thank you to our government partners and Stellantis for their investment announced today, and to our dedicated Economic Development staff who created awareness around the need for this investment. This will benefit our entire community, and as a City of Opportunities, Brampton is excited to be a leader in the electrification of the automotive industry.”
– Martin Medeiros, Regional Councillor, Wards 3 & 4; Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton
“Brampton is a leader in innovation and advanced manufacturing. We welcome the announcement today that will allow Stellantis to retool its Brampton facility. Not only will this move towards electrification benefit our local economy, but it will allow Brampton to be at the forefront of the future of the automotive industry.”
– Paul Vicente, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Vice-Chair, Economic Development, City of Brampton
“The Brampton Economic Development Office looks forward to continuing to support Stellantis – an anchor of our local automotive industry – as they retool their Brampton facility to make electric vehicles. Brampton is strategically positioned to support a forward-thinking advanced manufacturing sector, and with our high quality workforce and award-winning manufacturing, we provide the perfect location to be a part of the automotive industry’s future.”
– Clare Barnett, Director, Economic Development, City of Brampton
“Today’s announcement shows how important it is that unions, governments and industry come together to protect automotive manufacturing jobs and keep Canadian manufacturing strong. The hardworking, dedicated people at the Brampton Assembly Plant take pride in building some of the highest quality, best-selling vehicles in their class. Now, we can also be proud of playing a critical role in Canada’s electric vehicle transition for years to come”
– Danny Price, President, Unifor Local 1285
“This investment re-confirms Stellantis’ strong commitment to Brampton. For local suppliers and employees, the cascading impact of this investment bodes extremely well for our community’s future. “
– Todd Letts, Chief Executive Officer, Brampton Board of Trade
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