Advanced Manufacturing

Surrey is a major manufacturing centre within Metro Vancouver. Whether you're talking about wood, furniture, computer/electrical, machinery, or food production, companies are thriving here.

38%
of Metro Vancouver's industrial land inventory
1,100
manufacturing companies
24,000+
full time workers employed

Local and Global Impact Sector

Local manufacturing companies are not only an integral part of our local supply chain, but they are playing an increasing role in the global supply chain.

Home of Top-Tier Manufacturing Programs

The biomedical, mechanical, aerospace, robotics, mechatronic, and industrial engineers of tomorrow are being trained right here in Surrey. Inspired to innovate and equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing tools, our university programs prime our talent for success.

  • Simon Fraser University Mechatronics Engineering Program
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic University Tech Campus
  • Siemens Mechatronic Systemms Certification Program
Siemens Mechatronics Program
A Robust Supply Chain

Surrey has 8,000 commercial and industrial businesses that play a vital role as suppliers of raw materials, goods, and services in the ecosystem for local manufacturing companies.

Case Study: Columbia Plastics Embraces Automation to Realize New Markets

As a long term tenant in the community, Columbia Plastics has been in operation in Cloverdale since 1981. Originally focusing on plastics for office supplies, Columbia Plastics examined market trends and noticed a demand for high end plastics for medical devices. They saw first-hand the effect automation was having in their industry and how companies relying on manual labour were now competing with cheaper labour options abroad. Columbia Plastics embraced a pilot program to explore automation opportunities, not just in office supplies, but in other high return industries, such as medical devices, agriculture, and mining.

The result?
Improved product quality.
Bigger contracts with higher quality manufacturers.
Safer working environment.
New higher skilled jobs created.
Increased revenues.

Businesses need to think about how they will modernize and innovate; it's looking at flexibility and analyzing where and when. A lot of what we bring in needs to be flexible and able to work on more than one job - even jobs we don't know about yet.
- Brian Holmes, V.P. and General Manager, Columbia Plastics Ltd.

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Don't Just Take Our Word For It

Below are just a few of the manufacturing companies that call Surrey home.

Sunrise Poultry Processors
Delta Controls
Affinity Manufacturing
Maple Leaf Foods Inc
Garaventa Canada Ltd

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