Machinery Manufacturing

Ontario accounts for nearly half of all machinery companies and exports in Canada. The large automotive industry (Toyota, Honda, Chrysler, GM and Ford) in the province creates particularly high demand for metalworking machinery.

Sector Size

Capital expenditure on machinery and equipment totalled $38 billion in 2010. The machinery manufacturing industry employs 66,205 people and in 2010 exports totalled $11.6 billion.

Leading Companies

There are 3,593 machinery manufacturing companies in Ontario. Leading companies include Dieffenbacher, Gardner Denver, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Reko International Group and Snap-On Tools.

Top Employers in Sector

  • Tigercat Industries Inc.-250
  • Keeprite Refrigeration-175
  • Henry Technologies-106
  • Flowserve Canada Corp.-55
  • JP Bowman Ltd.-55
  • Emerson Climate Technologies-38 
  • LP International-34
  • Zamboni and Company Ltd.-20