Since our company was established over 25 years ago, we’ve been a well-known and reliable manufacturer of precision parts used in the aviation, defense, nuclear and a number of other industries. Headquartered in Ontario, Canada, we’re proud to play a significant and important role in Canada’s manufacturing industry.
The Canadian government is working hard to promote and advance manufacturing in the country by creating a variety of programs, funds and initiatives. For example, Canada’s Economic Action Plan includes programs that are meant to support manufacturing jobs, technology, and innovation to advance the automotive, aerospace, defense, and construction industries, among others.
According to the Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), the rate of growth for the manufacturing industry is holding steadily, with exports climbing to their highest level in more than a year. For example, the PMI was 55.3 in November, signaling a period of growth in the manufacturing sector. Additionally, the manufacturing sector is making a significant impact on Canada’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), with overall growth of 0.3 percent in October. This manufacturing surge and GDP growth are setting up Canada for strong fourth quarter growth.
At Shimco, we’re focused on improving the efficiency of our operations and working to promote and advance the manufacturing sector in Canada. We are automating more of our processes and using recently implemented state-of-the-art enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to increase output. Our automation and ERP programs allow us to run our advanced manufacturing and business areas even more effectively and efficiently, including scheduling, production control, inventory control, internal reporting, metrics and much more. Furthermore, we attend various industry trade shows and events to promote the aerospace and defense industry in Canada. We’re extremely proud to be part of Canada’s growing manufacturing and industrial business.