Sarnia-Lambton’s location in the centre of the Great Lakes Industrial Corridor provides immediate access to key North American automotive markets; with the Detroit auto manufacturing cluster just over an hour drive from Sarnia-Lambton, and many other assembly plants in both Canada and the United States within close proximity. In fact, through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), integrated access to just over 65% of the North American market is within a one day trucking range of Sarnia-Lambton.
Sarnia-Lambton’s involvement with bio-industries and bio-based research and development, coupled with its existing heavy industrial infrastructure and plastics manufacturers, makes it a logical choice for bio-based and bio-hybrid automotive parts research and development and production.
Sarnia-Lambton has a skilled workforce and affordable greenfield manufacturing sites to suit the largest automotive facilities as well as existing facilities that can reduce time to market and initial capital investment.
Sarnia-Lambton Auto Part Companies:
The following companies have chosen Sarnia-Lambton to service their automotive client base:
- Autotube Limited offers a full range of services from design and prototyping to tooling and full production. Products include water inlet/outlet tubes, oil/transmission indicator guide tubes, coolant tubes, air management tubes, and oil/trans fluid level indicators. Located in the community of Watford in the township of Warwick.
- M&R Industrial Services Ltd. manufactures wireforms, door rods, deck lid strikers and assemblies. Located in Forest’s Industrial Park in the Municipality of Lambton Shores since 1989.
- Waterville TG Inc. is a world leader in automotive sealing systems. Waterville TG established operations in the town of Petrolia in 2000 and is a supplier for Toyota, Honda, Ford, Mazda, Suzuki and others. Waterville exports about 70% of its products to the United States.
(Source: Google Maps)
|Assembly Plant||Address||Distance to Sarnia (km)||Distance to Sarnia (mi)||Drive Time|
|General Motors – Ingersoll (CAMI)||300 Ingersoll Street, Ingersoll, Ontario N5C 4A6||131||81||1 h 16 min|
|General Motors – Orion Assembly||4555 Giddings Road, Lake Orion, Michigan 48359||112||70||1 h 22 min|
|General Motors – Flint Assembly||3100 Van Slyke Road, Flint, MI 48507||122||76||1 h 39 min|
|FCA – Sterling Heights Assembly||38111 Van Dyke Avenue, Sterling Heights, MI 48312||88||55||1 h 5 min|
|FCA – Warren Truck Assembly||21500 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48091||100||62||1 h 7 min|
|FCA – Windsor Assembly Plant||2199 Chrysler Centre, Windsor, ON N8W 3X7||128||80||1 h 37 min|
|Ford – Oakville||2000 The Canadian Road, Oakville, ON L6J 5E4||249||155||2 h 21 min|
|Ford – Flat Rock Assembly||1 International Drive, Flat Rock, MI 48134||146||91||1 h 33 min|
|Ford – Louisville Assembly||2000 Fern Valley Road, Louisville, KY 40213||700||435||6 h 53 min|
|Toyota – Woodstock||1717 Dundas Street, Woodstock, Ontario, N4S 0A4||145||90||1 h 23 min|
|Toyota – Cambridge||1055 Fountain Street North, Cambridge, ON N3H 5K2-4R7||195||121||1 h 52 min|
|Toyota – Kentucky||1001 Cherry Blossom Way, Georgetown, Kentucky 40324||636||395||5 h 55 min|
|Honda – Alliston, ON||4700 Tottenham Rd., Alliston, ON L9R 1A2||339||211||3 h 15 min|
|Honda – East Liberty Ohio||11000 Ohio 347, East Liberty, Ohio 43319||364||226||3 h 45 min|
|Honda – Marysville Ohio||24000 Honda Pkwy. Marysville, Ohio 43040||373||232||3 h 50 min|
|Subaru – Indiana||5500 Indiana 38, Lafayette, Indiana 47905||562||349||5 h 40 min|
|Mitsubishi – Illinois||100 N. Mitsubishi Motorway, Normal, Illinois 61761||733||455||6 h 33 min|
|Nissan – Tennessee||983 Nissan Dr. Smyrna, Tennessee 37167||1009||627||9 h 18 min|
|Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.||7777 KIA Parkway, West Point, Georgia 31833||1387||862||13h 10 min|
|Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, LLC||700 Hyundai Blvd., Montgomery, Alabama 36105||1491||926||14h 8 min|