Canadian Manufacturing

Peterborough, Ont.’s Ventra Plastics investing $5.5M in new paint robots

Company will add 25 robots, 10 new employees to help scale-up production



PETERBOROUGH, Ont.—An auto parts plant northeast of Toronto is sporting 25 new paint robots designed to boost the quality of the plastic parts being produced on-site and the facility’s efficiency.

Ventra Plastics, a subsidiary of Flex-N-Gate Corp., recently completed the $5.5 million expansion project, which it said will help it scale-up its business. The company builds plastic components for a number of major automakers, including Ford, GM, Toyota and Chrysler.

To bolster the private investment, the Ontario government provided the company with $550,000 to support the project.

“This support will help us meet growing customer demand, grow our business, and create good jobs in Peterborough,” Rick Cook, plant controller at Ventra Plastics, said.

The project is expected to create 10 new jobs in Peterborough.

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