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Community of Choice... for Business

Advanced Manufacturing

Whitby and Durham Region have a long tradition in automotive, energy-related business, and metal manufacturing.

  • Automotive - The General Motors Autoplex in nearby Oshawa, and auto parts suppliers in Whitby and Oshawa, employ several thousand people.
  • Energy production and energy-related businesses - Nearby, the Pickering and Clarington nuclear generation plants produce 30% of Ontario's electricity.  Several suppliers to the industry are located in Whitby.
  • Metal manufacturing - Educational institutions offer training programs in metal working, machine controls and automation, supplying a skilled labour force for Whitby's manufacturing sector.

Key Manufacturers

Whitby has attracted a number of successful manufacturers from a diverse range of industry sectors and from a number of countries. Here are a few examples:

CompanyProduct Country of Origin
dormakaba Electronic Access and Data (Keyscan Inc.)ElectronicsSwitzerland
Gerdau SteelBrazil
IntevaAuto partsUS
Ball PackagingPackagingUS
Thermo Fisher ScientificPharmaceuticals, medical instruments and life sciencesUS
ASC Signal TelecommunicationsUS
McNairn PackagingPackagingCanada
Manufacturing Technology CentreElectronicsCanada
Avery ProductsLabeling & PackagingCanada

Learn more about government programs and financial incentives for manufacturers, view our success stories and find out why manufacturing companies choose Whitby as their Community of Choice. 

Contact Whitby's Economic Development Office for additional support or information.