The "supercar" distinction is not assigned arbitrarily. Those fortunate enough to get behind the wheel of a supercar experience levels of g force similar to the fighter jets and rocket ships that inspire their design. They are engineered for performance and require a highly skilled, dedicated workforce to assemble them. That's why Ford has chosen Ontario, Canada as the birthplace of its latest GT carbon fibre supercar.

Markham-based firm chosen to build Ford GT

Multimatic is a Markham-based company that has been working with Ford since 1984. They specialize in carbon fibre and deliver niche vehicle design, development and production for road and race car applications.

The Ford announcement joins a long list of upbeat news out of Ontario's auto sector which includes investment decisions from Honda Motors, Howa Textile Industry Co. and Linimar to name a few.

Ontario's award-winning auto plants lead in quality and innovation

Ontario's success in the automotive sector is supported by a highly skilled workforce, dynamic environment for research and development and culture of award-winning, high-quality manufacturing. Evidence of this is the fact that Ontario's auto plants have received 29 (nearly one-third) of all J.D. Power Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS) awards presented to North America's subnational jurisdictions to date.

Convergence of information technology and advanced manufacturing creating opportunity in Ontario

With 12 auto plants Ontario is the only province or state in North America with each of the major five OEM's: Ford, Chrysler, GM, Honda and Toyota. The convergence of information technology (IT) and advanced manufacturing is producing even more opportunity for Ontario-based firms with many IT companies getting the chance to contribute to the development of state-of-the-art connected car technology. Ford's decision to build its new supercar in Markham is a testament to Ontario's reputation as a technology powerhouse.

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April 9, 2015

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