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Advanced Manufacturing in Hamilton, Ontario

Snapshot of Hamilton’s Advanced Manufacturing Sector

Built on a strong foundation of technology, cutting-edge industries continue to thrive in the advanced manufacturing cluster.

$12 billion Contributes 4% of Ontario’s total economy ($12 billion annually).
Continued GROWTH Consistently increasing employment since 2012 showcases the sector’s continued growth.

Hamilton, Ontario is home to world-class advanced manufacturers:

Walters Group logo
Stackpole International logo
Nucor logo
National Steel Car logo
Liburdi logo
ArcelorMittal logo

Get The Scoop on Advanced Manufacturing

Hamilton’s largest industry sector within manufacturing is primary metals.

The city is known for its history as a steel producer, but now the industry has grown to encompass engineering, product design, steel manufacturing, fabricated metal products, and final product commercialization. Hamilton is home to Canmet MATERIALS (in McMaster Innovation Park) which is the largest research centre in Canada dedicated to fabricating, processing, and evaluating metals and materials.

Frame of an automobile

Another key industry sector in Hamilton is automotive.

Automotive, Aerospace & Defence, Machinery, chemical manufacturing, and transportation equipment comprise the remaining major sectors within advanced manufacturing.

Hamilton is also part of the GTHA Automotive Technology Cluster.

Hamilton’s high-tech manufacturing industry set the stage for going green.

A business environment built on innovation and technology has fostered an emerging clean energy sector around water and wastewater management, power generation, as well as autonomous and electrification of vehicles.

Worker in front of large machine

“Hamilton is home to some of Canada’s leading manufacturing giants. For over a century, the products made in Hamilton have helped build so many economies across the country and around the world. Hamilton is where innovation goes to work and where your investment keeps moving forward.”

Alfonso Principato,
Advanced Manufacturing Team Lead, City of Hamilton
Alfonso Principato

For the Full Picture, Contact City of Hamilton’s Advanced Manufacturing Team Lead: Alfonso Principato

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