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MHI Canada Aerospace Upgrades Mississauga, Ontario, Assembly Plant

10/05/2017
The Province of Ontario is partnering with MHI Canada Aerospace Inc. to invest in new equipment and upgrade its manufacturing facility, located 17 miles south of Toronto in Mississauga, Ontario. The project is expected to create 90 jobs and help maintain 636 positions.

MHI Canada Aerospace Inc., a subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is a leading manufacturer of major aircraft structures and assemblies. It is the only tier one aerospace supplier in Ontario capable of building complete aircraft wings, assembling the wings to the fuselage and installing systems for the two parts. It also performs systems and flight control assembly installations and testing.

With support from Ontario's Jobs and Prosperity Fund, the company is investing in new state-of-the-art equipment, upgrading its facility and training its staff. This will help the company independently support the entire Bombardier Global 5000/6000 program currently undertaken by MHI, as work will be transferred from MHI Japan to Ontario. It will also boost MHI Canada Aerospace's competitiveness and position it as the only tier one supplier of choice for aerospace structures in Canada.

Ontario is investing up to $4.9 million through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund (JPF) in this project. This is part of a larger overall investment by the company valued at $36.22 million. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021.

“Ontario represents tremendous opportunities with its numerous advantages, such as cost-competitive solutions and talented workforce, so it was an easy decision to expand here. We are thrilled about our partnership with the Ontario government, which will help us boost our competitiveness and take our business to new heights,” said Mike McCarthy President and Chairman, MHI Canada Aerospace, Inc.

Strengthening Ontario's aerospace sector is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives, Ontario Provincial Government said.

“Ontario’s aerospace sector must continue to invest in technology and innovation to stay ahead in a fiercely competitive global market. This strategic partnership reinforces MHI Canada Aerospace’s growth trajectory and brings more skilled jobs to the Mississauga region. Their expansion is a testament to the impressive talent, dynamic business climate and world-class infrastructure in this province,” Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development and Growth said.

MHI Canada Aerospace is one of only two subsidiaries of MHI’s commercial aviation business that is based outside of Japan. MHI produces a wide range of products, including ships, power generators, aircraft and industrial machinery.

The aerospace industry is a major part of Ontario’s advanced manufacturing sector, accounting for over 21,000 direct jobs, according to Ontario officials. Over half of the world’s top 25 aerospace companies have operations in the province and Ontario-based manufacturers are part of the supply chain for virtually every passenger aircraft in the world.

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