Video SpotlightGROW in WINNIPEG: Advanced Manufacturing
Grow Better: OEM and Suppliers
Come build a future in Winnipeg. We’ve manufactured a solid reputation for producing high-value, well-designed, and engineering-intensive goods for satisfied customers around the world. Advanced manufacturing includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) both large and small, as well as suppliers of components and specialized services.
North America’s largest centre for bus manufacturing, Winnipeg is also known for building motor homes, fire engines, semitrailers, and storage tanks for agriculture and oil and gas. From precision machining and sheet-metal fabrication to kitchen cabinets, countertops and finely crafted furniture, Winnipeg manufacturers put quality first and build things to last. And they have a very stable system of suppliers and skilled workers supporting them.
With the tools to build your business and unparalleled distribution channels to transport goods, your company will grow better in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg is one of North America’s most cost-competitive locations for manufacturing, supported by a highly skilled and hardworking labour force, among the lowest published electricity rates in North America, competitive manufacturing tax credits, the elimination of tariffs on the import of manufacturing inputs and a robust and cost-competitive transportation and logistics infrastructure.
Major manufacturing industries in Winnipeg include food manufacturing, with 2011 revenues of $4.5 billion; machinery manufacturing, with revenues of $1.6 billion; transportation equipment manufacturing, with revenues of $1.5 billion; and chemical manufacturing, with revenues of $1.3 billion.
Plastics, furniture, wood products, fabricated metal, printing, paper, electrical and computer equipment, and medical devices are also manufactured in Winnipeg, all with industry revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
- Advanced manufacturing is Winnipeg’s largest industrial sector, representing 12 per cent of the city’s GDP and 10 per cent of all employment.
- In 2012, Manufacturing Sector wages in Winnipeg were 14 per cent lower than the Canadian average.
- Winnipeg’s diverse manufacturing base is comprised of more than 1,300 business establishments employing a skilled workforce of over 42,000 workers.
- Total revenues for the manufacturing sector in Manitoba exceeded $17 billion in 2011.
- Winnipeg has one of the highest internal rates of return in North America for a new investment by a manufacturing firm.
|Company||Industry||Revenue ($ millions)||Employees *|
|Cargill Limited||Agricultural Products||6,500||n.a.|
|New Flyer Industries||Vehicle Manufacturing||1,254||2,200 *|
|Ridley Inc.||Agricultural Products||703||930|
|Boeing Canada Inc.||Aerospace||563||1,400 *|
|WGI Westman Group Inc.||Building Products||335||1,250|
|Buhler Industries Inc.||Agricutural Equipment||284||770|
|Arctic Glacier Income Fund||Food Manufacturing||260||1,100|
|Ag Growth International Inc.||Grain Handling||237||860|
|Pollard Holdings Limited Partnership||Publishing||192||1,300|
|Empire Industries Ltd.||Fabricated Steel||180||360|
|Manitoba Pork Marketing Co-op Inc.||Agricultural Products||145||n.a.|
|Granny's Poultry Cooperative (Manitoba)||Food Manufacturing||130||425|
Source: FP 500
Revenue and employment figures represent global operations for firms with global and/or Canadian headquarters in Winnipeg
*Total employees in Winnipeg