MRO Magazine

Manufacturing technology show brings manufacturing and automation to Toronto this fall

Toronto, ON -- Aug. 14, 2001 -- More than 600 exhibitors, a lean production workshop and an automotive keynote lunc...


August 14, 2001
By MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — Aug. 14, 2001 — More than 600 exhibitors, a lean production workshop and an automotive keynote luncheon are highlights of the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS–incorporating the Canadian Machine Tool Show and the National Factory Automation Show–in Toronto Oct. 15-18, 2001.

Located at the National Trade Centre at Exhibition Place, CMTS 2001 will present the latest innovations in machine tool technology and factory automation, along with a complete range of industrial accessories and supplies.

More than 13,000 manufacturing professionals are expected to attend to see live demonstrations of full-scale operational machinery, source new suppliers, and meet the experts to discuss solutions to technical problems. CMTS also provides several unique learning opportunities for businesses to improve their production lines and their bottom lines.

“This event is the best chance for manufacturing professionals in Canada to see the newest products, learn about advanced technologies and hear about the business strategies and market trends that will shape the future of their companies,” said Robert Mathieu, show manager for Reed Exhibition Companies (REC), which produces the event.


This year’s event features a keynote luncheon on the second day, Oct. 16, which includes a discussion on the future of the automotive industry in Canada. Topics include issues, challenges and positioning for future success.

Visitors to CMTS 2001 can also register to participate in two lean manufacturing sessions designed to help participants identify and eliminate many kinds of waste from their operations. Using the Toyota Production Systems (TPS) as a benchmark, lean manufacturing leaders Pascal Dennis and Erik Hager will guide participants through manufacturing simulations to demonstrate the impact lean manufacturing can have on productivity, lead time, inventory, floor space requirements and all associated costs.

CMTS is sponsored by the Canadian Machine Tool Distributors’ Association and the Canadian Tooling & Machining Association. The show is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 17, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 18.

For more information, and advanced registration, visit or call 416-491-7565.