Advanced manufacturing efforts target a global market

Refined Manufacturing Acceleration Process—ReMAP (BL-NCE)

Wes Karpiak of Celestica, Inc. demonstrates new robotic technology to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Canada’s advanced manufacturing sector is getting even more high tech. ReMAP has developed an end-to-end value chain of electronics sector leaders that includes academia, suppliers, manufacturers, start-ups and companies of all sizes. The network connects the resources and knowledge of 38 labs and factories across Canada, to help partners lower costs, improve processes and bring new products to market faster. For example, Toronto-based Microbonds is collaborating with the University of Waterloo and Celestica to develop a new electrically conductive adhesive material that offers a cheaper and more reliable alternative to solders in consumer and telecommunications products.

To participate in today’s highly competitive global marketplace, companies need access to the expertise and infrastructure required to launch products on a global scale. ReMAP is creating a global centre that is attracting organizations from around the world and helping local companies to be more competitive on the global stage.Mike Andrade, Executive Vice President, Diversified Markets, Celestica