General Motors of Canada ACE Opens in Ontario
ACE is owned by the university and will operate as an independent test facility, available to rent by manufacturers of all descriptions, start-up companies and researchers in Canada and around the world.
It has an area of approximately 16,300 square metres divided into two distinct sections: a core research facility and an integrated research and training facility. The total cost of the facility is approximately $100 million.
It was developed in partnership with UOIT, General Motors of Canada Ltd. (GMCL), the Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE), the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.
"The Automotive Centre of Excellence will be a magnet for entrepreneurs and the best and brightest researchers and students," said the Hon. Sandra Pupatello, Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade and Windsor West MPP. "This will have a tremendous positive impact on Ontario's ability to innovate and attract advanced manufacturing in this highly competitive global economy."
"We have partnered with ACE to further build on the leading research we perform in Canada, enabling us to develop cutting-edge innovations that will revolutionize the auto industry," said Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director of General Motors of Canada. "Innovation and R&D are not only core advantages, they are essential, and the facilities at ACE provide access to world-class tools that ensure the next generation of engineers is equipped to compete globally."