Canadian Manufacturing

Canadian Manufacturing’s 2022 Year in Review

by Sadi Muktadir   

Canadian Manufacturing
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2023 promises to be a year of continued development and change across manufacturing and will no doubt bring surprises and successes for many companies exploring new ways of doing business.

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Canadian Manufacturing presents their 2022 Year in Review.

Over the calendar year, Canadian Manufacturing had the opportunity to speak to manufacturers and tour facilities for the first time since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On behalf of the readership and subscribers, manufacturers from the world of metal fabrication, beverage manufacturing, 3D additive printing and other industries were asked about their 2022 developments and what they were working on.

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With the Canadian federal government’s single-use plastics ban announced in the middle of 2022, manufacturers like Coca-Cola Canada Bottling and Berry Global were asked how they would respond and react with their manufacturing operations and had varying responses.

Supply chain issues continued to plague manufacturers throughout 2022, without showing signs of slowing in 2023, with long lead times and higher prices for raw materials and items like children’s medicine, Advil, and even baby formula.

The digital transformation continues, and even outside of that, manufacturers continue to use new technologies and find innovative ways to stay competitive in a changing marketplace.

Re-shoring and diversifying the supply chain continues to be a priority for advanced manufacturers, and the federal government is exploring ways to invest in hardware and semiconductor manufacturing in Canada.

The electrification of the automotive industry continues as well, with Canada recently announcing a Critical Minerals Strategy and regular investments in EV charging infrastructure across the country. Additionally, automotive plants across Ontario continue to transition and begin production of electric vehicles.

2023 promises to be a year of continued development and change across manufacturing and will no doubt bring surprises and successes for many companies exploring new ways of doing business.

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