Roshel invests $65 million in Brampton; smart armoured vehicle facility bringing 500 new jobs to city

March 7, 2024

BRAMPTON, ON (March 7, 2024) – Roshel Inc., one of North America’s largest manufacturers of smart armoured vehicles for commercial and government organizations, is investing more than $65 million in a new global headquarters and production facility in Brampton bringing an additional 500 advanced manufacturing jobs to the city.   

Mayor Patrick Brown and members of Council join Roshel to celebrate $65 million investment 

The 140,000 square-foot facility will house painting, welding and mechanical work as well as the company’s research and development division. This investment has enabled Roshel to continue its long-standing commitment to quality and innovation in both its processes and products, which makes it a leader in today’s secured transportation vehicles industry for law enforcement and defence.  

Roshel’s investment further exemplifies Brampton’s strong commitment to growth, innovation and job creation in the region and solidifies its position as a key contributor to Canada’s economy. 

The City of Brampton Economic Development Office played a key role in securing this investment.  The Office is committed to supporting investments such as Roshel’s by fostering an environment conducive to economic prosperity by streamlining processes, removing barriers and facilitating a seamless integration of the company’s initiatives into the vibrant business landscape in Brampton. 

Brampton’s central location in Canada’s Innovation Corridor, proximity to major transportation hubs, including Toronto Pearson Airport and a talented workforce are critical components in attracting investments, jobs and new businesses to the city. Brampton continues to focus its economic development efforts on the City’s key sectors, which include innovation and technology, advanced manufacturing, transportation logistics, food and beverage processing and health and life sciences.  

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 “We are thrilled to welcome Roshel to the City of Brampton. This $65 million investment marks a significant milestone in our city’s economic development and demonstrates the momentum here in Brampton. Our city’s strategic location, diverse talent pool and vibrant business community make it the best place to invest. This collaboration reinforces our commitment to fostering growth, innovation and prosperity in our city. Thanks to Roshel for choosing Brampton as the home for their new production facility.” 

Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton 

 “The investment from Roshel is a testament to our city’s appeal as a strategic location for businesses. We commend the efforts of our Economic Development team for their dedication in creating an environment that attracts investments and creates job opportunities. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to positioning Brampton as a dynamic and forward-thinking city and we are excited to welcome Roshel to our community.” 

Gurpartap Singh Toor, Chair, Economic Development; Regional Councillor Wards 9 & 10, City of Brampton 
 

“Our Economic Development team played a key role in securing this investment and I commend them for their outstanding efforts in removing barriers and facilitating a seamless integration of Rochel’s initiatives into Brampton’s vibrant business landscape. Their hard work not only strengthens our city’s economic environment but also brings tangible benefits to our residents by creating valuable job opportunities. Brampton is committed to building a prosperous and vibrant community for all and we look forward to the positive impact Roshel will have on the lives of our residents.”  

Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton 

“Roshel is excited to announce our pioneering expansion in the City of Brampton, highlighting our commitment to leading the industry through innovation and vertically integrated manufacturing processes. By investing over $65 million in a state-of-the-art production facility, we not only affirm our confidence in Brampton’s strategic location and the wealth of opportunities it offers but also reinforce our standing as the leader in providing specialized vehicles for law enforcement and defence. This initiative further cements our commitment to innovation and excellence in the sector, maintaining Roshel’s position at the forefront of the industry. Our initiative will catalyze not just our growth but also contribute significantly to the local economy by generating 500 new jobs. Roshel is proud to spearhead this industry-leading effort, marking a significant milestone in our journey. We eagerly anticipate a fruitful and prosperous relationship with the City of Brampton and its vibrant community.”  

Roman Shimonov, Chief Executive Officer, Roshel Inc.  

About the City of Brampton 

As one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada, Brampton is home to 700,000 people and 100,000 businesses. People are at the heart of everything we do. We are energized by our diverse communities, we attract investment, and we are embarking on a journey to lead technological and environmental innovation. We partner for progress to build a healthy city that is safe, sustainable, and successful. Visit brampton.ca to learn more. 

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