Advanced & Composites Manufacturing

Manitoba is home to a major advanced and composites manufacturing hub. The activity is clustered in several key areas including aerospace, bus manufacturing, agricultural implement production, and reach and development – with many of our companies leading the way in using natural fibres in the development and production of new equipment and technology.

With 20,000 acres of prime industrial land, access to tri-modal transportation (including three Class I railways), and affordable labour and business costs, CentrePort is a natural location for manufacturing growth and expansion. In addition to the lowest energy rates in North America, Manitoba offers some of the best manufacturing tax credits in Canada (buildings, machines and equipment are 80% refundable). Canada has also removed tariffs on imports of manufacturing components.

Contact us to talk about growing your operation at CentrePort, and becoming part of Manitoba’s thriving manufacturing sector, which includes:

  • Canada’s 3rd largest aerospace industry including Bristol/ Magellan Aerospace, StandardAero, Boeing Canada, and Air Canada (located at CentrePort/ on the Winnipeg Airports Authority Campus). Boeing Winnipeg is one of Canada’s largest aerospace composite manufacturers.
  • North America’s top bus manufacturers – New  Flyer Industries (the leading producer of transit buses used in Canada and the United States) and Motor Coach Industries (the market leader in motor coaches in North America). The use of composites have helped reduce weight/ fuel consumption and have helped power the creation of new energy efficient vehicles.
  • A strong cluster of industry cooperation including the renowned Composites Innovation Centre (R&D/ application); access to university intellectual property for use in commercialization activities; incentives for commercialization of new products; and customized education and training programs such as the dedicated aerospace campus operated by Red River College.

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