Plastics and rubber manufacturers create products for almost every facet of our daily life. Raw rubber and plastics materials are processed into components and finished goods. The sector is comprised of polymer manufacturers, additive suppliers, concentrate producers, compounders, plastics processors, machinery manufacturers, mould makers, and plastics/rubber recyclers.

In Brantford, the plastics and rubber sector supports other key sectors of advanced manufacturing as well as food and beverage manufacturing. It encompasses an estimated 26 local companies and accounts for approximately 1,100 jobs.

Businesses invest here to take advantage of our experienced workforce, our proximity to supporting industries, our major transportation networks, and access to most major suppliers and customers in North America.

lab technologist pours liquid polymers into beaker
1100 workers

Over 1,100 workers employed in the industry locally, and access to many more.

plastic production machinery
2.1M sq. ft.

2.1 million square feet / 198,100 square metres of active production space locally, and growing.

exterior of GIZEH Packaging NA Inc.
26 companies

Brantford is home to 26 companies specializing in plastics and rubber production.

a worker checks a handful of plastic chips
$24.3 billion

The plastics industry in Canada ships $24.3 billion in product and employs 82,000.

We are proud of the many companies in this sector that call Brantford home. Below are some additional sectoral highlights.

 Spotlight: GreenMantra Technologies

GreenMantra Technologies logo

GreenMantra Technologies production floor

GreenMantra Technologies

Investment: $1+ million
Total Size: 65,000 square feet / 6,000 square metres
Total Employees: 40

Brantford was a great location because we knew it had a great population that has manufacturing experience as well as many skilled trades which is what we need for our company. When we were working with the city on the project they were very engaging when it came time to permitting. They were also very engaging to help us find additional support at the provincial and federal level.  

Domenic Di Mondo, Vice President, Technology & Business Development, GreenMantra Technologies

 Industry facts and figures
  • In Canada, the plastics industry generated sales of resins and goods valued at approximately $35 billion and employed about 93,000 workers in 2017.
  • In plastic product manufacturing in Canada, most of the sector's businesses are located in Ontario and most of these have fewer than 500 employees.
  • Total exports were valued at $14.6 billion in Canada for 2018.
  • The industry is working to create a circular economy for plastics.
 Local statistics

The Plastics and Rubber sector in Brantford is a significant contributor to our local economy. Below are some key figures from our 2018 Industrial Survey.

  • Companies: 26 companies (estimated)
  • Total size : 2.1 million square feet or 195,000 square metres (estimated)
  • Employees: 1,100 people (estimated)
 Major employers
Major employers


Square Feet

Square Meters

Total Jobs

Custom Injection Molders Corp. 125,000 11,600 50
Evolve Recycling Inc. 210,000 19,500 89
Gates Canada Inc. 345,000 32,100 250
GIZEH Packaging NA Inc. 116,400 10,800 45
GreenMantra Technologies 65,000 6,000 40
Hematite 90,000 8,400 120
Ingenia Polymers Corp. 132,000 12,300 67
Koolatron 70,000 6,500 91
Kuriyama Canada, Inc. 144,000 13,400 65
Wentworth Tech Inc. 245,000 22,800 95
 Recent local investments
Recent local investments


Investment Size
square feet (square metres)

Investment Jobs

Investment Value ($)

Bropak 101,000 (9,400) 12 $10.0 Million
GIZEH Packaging North America Inc 53,400 (5,000) 10 $2.1 Million

NA: not available/applicable.

TBD: to be determined.

Note: investment values may be land purchases, building expansions, facility renovations, or equipment purchases. Jobs, values, and sizes do not necessarily correlate or represent a fixed ratio.

Sector Profile (PDF)

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