Top 10 Largest Manufacturing Companies in Canada

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    George Weston Limited

    George Weston Limited is a Canadian company. Founded in 1882 by George Weston, the company now includes the Choice Properties real estate investment trust and Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest supermarket retailer, in which it owns a majority stake. President's Choice, No Name, and Joe Fresh are retail brands. In 2022, FGF Brands purchased the former Weston Bakeries division, which included the brand: Wonder, Country Harvest, D'Italiano, Ready Bake, and Gadoua. The Weston family, which holds a controlling stake in George Weston Limited, controls the company.

    George Weston operates in two segments: Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada's largest food and drug retailer as well as a financial services provider, and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust, Canada's largest and most diversified REIT. George Weston and its operating parts employ nearly 200,000 people, making the corporation one of Canada's largest private sector employers.

    George Weston Limited has been making profitable investments and delivering attractive returns through its ownership of market-leading businesses for almost a century. George Weston aspires to engage in companies that create positive cash flows through stable, high-quality operations, drawing on its expertise in retail, real estate, and adjacent industries. George Weston aspires to create economic value for investors by actively managing its portfolio firms and leveraging its exceptional people, culture of excellence, and capital availability.

    Founded: 1882

    Headquarters: 22 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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    Nutrien is a fertilizer company situated in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is the world's largest producer of potash and the third-greatest producer of nitrogen fertilizer. It employs over 23,500 people and operates over 2,000 retail sites in North America, South America, and Australia. It is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the code NTR and has a market capitalization of $34 billion as of January 2018. PotashCorp and Agrium merged to establish it, and the transaction was finalized on January 1, 2018.

    Nutrien is the world's largest provider of crop inputs and services, and it plays an important role in assisting farms in increasing food production in a sustainable way. Over 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen, and phosphate products are produced and distributed globally for agricultural, industrial, and feed consumers. They are ideally positioned to satisfy the needs of a rising world and produce value for stakeholders when combined with a leading agriculture retail network that covers over 500,000 grower accounts. Their network of over 2,000 retail stores in seven countries offers a diverse range of products and services to assist producers worldwide in feeding the future. They offer entire agriculture solutions to customers, including nutrients, crop protection products, seeds, services, and digital tools.

    Founded: 2018
    Headquarters: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    Magna International

    Magna International Inc. is a Canadian auto-parts company. It is one of Canada's largest corporations and has been named to the Forbes Global 2000 for 2020. Since 2001, the company has ranked consistently in the Fortune Global 500 list as the largest vehicle parts maker in North America by sales of original equipment components. It manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules, and components for General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis, as well as BMW, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Toyota, Tesla, and Tata Motors.

    Swamy Kotagiri, the company's CEO, is based in Aurora, Ontario. They have over 159,000 entrepreneurial-minded employees dedicated to providing mobility solutions. It is a mobility technology firm and one of the world's major automotive suppliers, with 347 production facilities and 94 product development, engineering, and sales facilities spread over 27 countries. Body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems, and entire vehicle solutions are among the company's competitive competencies.

    Magna International has collaborated with automakers to advance vehicle safety and technology, including smart mobility seating systems such as stow-into-floor minivan seats, exterior systems such as reaction injection moulding (RIM) bumpers, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), blind-spot detection, and lane departure warning systems. The corporation is North America's largest auto parts supplier and the world's third largest.

    Founded: 1957

    Headquarters: Aurora, Ontario, Canada


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    Magna International
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    Philips Canada, one of the largest manufacturing companies in Canada, was established in 1941 with the acquisition of Small Electric Motors Limited. It is widely used in diagnostic and therapeutic systems, lighting technologies, shavers, and consumer electronics. The Canadian headquarters are located in Markham, Ontario.

    Philips made lighting goods in two Canadian factories for many years. The London, Ontario, facility first opened its doors in 1971. It manufactured A19 lamps including the "Royale" long-life bulbs, PAR38 lamps, and T19 lamps which were originally designed by Westinghouse. In May 2003, Philips announced the closure of the facility. After purchasing Westinghouse's lamp division in 1983, Philips continues to operate the Trois-Rivières, Quebec plant. This factory was closed by Philips a few years later, in the late 1980s.

    Consumer electronics and electrical products (including small domestic appliances, shavers, beauty appliances, mother and childcare appliances, electric toothbrushes, and coffee makers (products such as Smart Phones, audio equipment, Blu-ray players, computer accessories, and televisions are sold under license); and healthcare products (including CT scanners, ECG equipment, mammography equipment, monitoring equipment, MRI scanners, radiography equipment, radiography equipment, ultrasound equipment and X-ray equipment) are Philips' core products.

    Founded: 1941
    Headquarters: Markham, Ontario, Canada

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    Husky Technologies

    Husky Technologies, which began as a Canadian corporation, has expanded to become a global leader in the plastics sector, with more than 35 locations. Their machines, molds, hot runners, auxiliaries, and integrated systems are manufactured or marketed on practically every continent, and they provide support to customers in over 140 countries.

    Its headquarters and main manufacturing sites are in Canada, with other locations in the United States, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and China. In addition, three technical centers are located in Japan, Luxembourg, and Shanghai, as well as a global network of facilities in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Australia, and India. Team Husky consists of over 4,300 passionate individuals globally who are committed to achieving success and profitability for customers.

    The technologies and equipment contribute to the creation of a diverse range of solutions for the medical and healthcare markets, the beverage industry, general packaging and closures, thinwall packaging, and consumer items. Husky provides value-added services in addition to proven goods, such as solution creation, collaborative factory planning/design/build, client training, systems integration, and total asset management.

    Founded: 1953

    Headquarters: Bolton, Canada


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    Saputo Inc.

    Saputo Inc. is a Canadian dairy company based in Montreal, Quebec, founded in 1954 by the Saputo family. The majority of the company's growth has come via mergers and acquisitions. Its products are sold in over 60 countries worldwide, with operations in Canada, the United States, Argentina, Australia, and the United Kingdom accounting for over half of its income. From 2006 until 2013, it operated in Wales and Germany. It once controlled the Canadian rights to Hostess Brands products.

    Saputo manufactures, markets, and distributes a diverse range of high-quality dairy products, including cheese, fluid milk, extended shelf-life milk and cream products, cultured goods, and dairy ingredients.

    Saputo is a top ten dairy processor in the globe, as well as a prominent cheese manufacturer, and fluid milk and cream processor in Canada, as well as the top dairy processor in Australia and Argentina. Saputo is one of the leading producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products in the United States, ranking among the top three cheese makers. Saputo is the largest manufacturer of branded cheese and a leading manufacturer of dairy spreads in the United Kingdom.

    Saputo produces, markets, and distributes a variety of dairy substitute cheeses and beverages in addition to its dairy portfolio. Saputo products are offered in a variety of countries under both market-leading and private label brands.

    Founded: 1954
    Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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    West Fraser Timber

    West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. is a Canadian forestry company situated in Vancouver, British Columbia, that manufactures lumber, LVL, MDF, OSB, plywood, pulp, newsprint, and wood chips. As one of the largest manufacturing companies in Canada, West Fraser is a member of the Forest Products Association of Canada.

    West Fraser is a wood products company with over 60 locations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe. The Company manufactures lumber, engineered wood (OSB, LVL, MDF, plywood, particleboard), and other goods such as pulp, newspaper, wood chips, and renewable energy using responsibly sourced and sustainably managed forest resources. West Fraser's goods are utilized in home construction, repair and remodeling, industrial uses, papers, tissue, and packaging materials, among other things.

    West Fraser primarily sells lumber and Oriented Strand Board (or OSB). The lumber is constructed of spruce, pine, and fir (or SPF) and southern yellow pine (abbreviated SYP).

    In 2017, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. was named twice as one of Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures and five times as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers. In addition, the company was recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers and Canada's Best Employer for Recent Graduates for the fourth time in 2018.

    Founded: 1955

    Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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    Land Rover Canada

    Land Rover is a British brand of mostly four-wheel drive, off-road competent cars owned by multinational automaker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), which has been a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors since 2008. The company is well-known for providing high-quality automobiles that are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, thrill seekers, and luxury car buyers. The Rover Company originated the Land Rover moniker in 1948 for a practical 4WD off-road vehicle; today, the Land Rover range consists primarily of premium and luxury sport utility vehicles. Land Rover Canada is Land Rover's Canadian division, in charge of the import, distribution, and sale of Land Rover automobiles in Canada.

    The Land Rover Defender, Discovery, Discovery Sport, Range Rover, Range Rover Evoque, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Velar are among the SUVs and crossovers available from Land Rover Canada. These vehicles are built to give luxury, comfort, and performance both on and off the road.

    Land Rover Canada, in addition to selling vehicles, provides a variety of services to its customers, including maintenance and repairs, original parts and accessories, and financing and leasing alternatives. Land Rover Canada has a network of dealerships across the country where customers can purchase new and used Land Rover vehicles, as well as receive maintenance and repair services. Customers can also visit Land Rover Canada's website to build and customize their own vehicle, locate a dealership, and learn about the latest Land Rover news and events.

    Founded: 1948
    Headquarters: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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    McCain Foods

    McCain Foods Limited is a Canadian worldwide frozen food manufacturer headquartered in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada. It was founded in 1957. McCain Foods was started in 1957 by Harrison McCain and Wallace McCain, with the assistance of their two older brothers. It is the largest producer of frozen potato goods in the world.

    In its first year of operation, the company hired 30 people and made more than $150,000 in sales. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the company expanded into new prepared food segments such as frozen pizza and vegetables. As of 2017, the company was the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, with over 20,000 people and 47 manufacturing locations spread across six continents. The company's annual revenue exceeds C$8.5 billion.

    For years, McCain Foods has been at the heart of mealtimes. As, one of the largest manufacturing companies in Canada, McCain Foods is always producing new food offerings to fit a variety of occasions, tastes, and demands for people all around the world. McCain Foods provides a comprehensive range of fries, prepared potato products, appetizers, and desserts for both the retail and food service channels through investment and innovation.

    Founded: 1957

    Headquarters: 439 King Street West, 5th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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    The Agropur Dairy Cooperative, abbreviated Agropur, is based in Saint-Hubert, Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. Agropur Cooperative is a dairy cooperative in North America that was created in 1938. It provides products to the industrial, retail, and food service sectors. It also has a variety of consumer brands and items of its own.

    The Canadian license to produce and market Yoplait products was gained in 1971 by the Quebec-based Coopérative Agricole de Granby (renamed Agropur in 1979). Ultima Foods was formed in 1993 when Agropur's yogurt manufacturing and marketing operations were joined with those of Agrifoods, a federal cooperative owned by 2,500 dairy producers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.

    Agropur is owned by its members, who are over 2,812 dairy farmers who have banded together to take control of their own future and process the fruits of their labor. Agropur has 2,812 dairy farmer members from five Canadian provinces. They are the owners of Agropur, which operates on the basis of cooperative values. This way of operation, which involves a high level of discipline, has allowed the organization to reach its full economic potential and contribute to the creation of a better world.

    Founded: 1938
    Headquarters: Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada


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