Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Canada Aerospace (MHICA), a subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has announced that its facility in Mississauga will be 206,000 square meters. foot expansion that will be completed in November 2019.
"We are delighted that MHICA has chosen to expand again in Mississauga, home to Canada's largest aerospace cluster." MHICA remains a vital part of our and space community and we are grateful that they still feel at home in Mississauga, "said Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie. "Since opening their first factory in Mississauga more than a decade ago, MHICA has seen steady growth, expansion and development that has had a significant positive economic impact on our city.This significant investment reinforces MHICA's commitment to our city and will help to create highly skilled jobs and stimulate our local economy Mississauga is open for business! ", adds mayor Bonnie Crombie."
"The Mississauga Space Industry subsector is the largest of all major Canadian centers by total employment and the number of companies ", says Bonnie Brown, director of economic development." We know that aerospace is an important part of the future of our city and the growing economy. "
Recently the city of Mississauga was founded by fDi Magazine, a publication for globalization activities, recognized for its work in the aerospace industry go is second in fDi & # 39; s Aerospace Cities of the Future 2018/19 Report for innovation, attractiveness and strategy in the aerospace sector. The report also notes that Mississauga has the most aerospace companies and employment in Canada.
"The growth of MHICA over the past 12 years has been consistently supported by the city of Mississauga," said Mike McCarthy, CEO of MHICA. "The city played a key role in establishing our first Meadowvale site in 2007. In 2012, the city once again worked with us to create our existing 270,000-square-meter Mississauga plant on Northwest Drive, and our latest expansion is the result. From our continued dependence on Mississauga's strong corporate culture, and from its well-trained and energetic talent, to provide us with the employees we need, MHICA is proud to help drive the growth and power of the Mississauga aviation industry. "
Mississauga has a robust and diverse business community that is part of the largest knowledge sectors in Canada. These sectors include Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing (Aerospace, Automotive, Clean Tech and Food and Beverage), Information and Communication Technology and Financial Services and Real Estate.
Mississauga's aerospace cluster is home to many of the world's leading companies, including four of the 25 global aerospace companies. Mississauga's aerospace cluster consists of airlines, aerospace, airport services and support services for aerospace manufacturers. Together they form the largest spaceflight cluster in Canada.