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Investing in London

We're a city that has a proven track record of attracting global companies, investments, and talent. 

When you choose London, you're joining other world-leading companies in finding success and reaching new markets, for an affordable cost that is competitive across Canada. In London, we have deep roots in growing businesses of all sizes and embracing our diverse strengths in Agri-Food, Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Media and Tech, Health, and Professional Services.

Home to Global Leaders

London is home to several large companies that are leaders in their industry sectors, including:

 

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Dr. Oetker logo
Dr. Oetker produces Ristorante, Casa di Mama and Panebell frozen pizza for Canada and the United States, sourcing millions of pounds of high-quality raw ingredients locally.
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Brose
Brose has been present in Canada since 2005 with two plants in London producing seat adjusters and components for Volkswagen, Ford, Subaru, Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler.
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Natra logo
Spanish multinational Natra, a market leader in chocolate manufacturing and cocoa-derived products, opened its London-based production facility in 2014 and has since grown their sales across the North American market. 
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Hyundai L&C Canada
Hyundai L&C is a leader in the construction materials industry, producing high-end stone countertops for suppliers in Canada and the United States.
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Arvin Sango logo

A global leader in developing and manufacturing the latest emission control systems, stamped body shell components, and door safety beams for the automotive original equipment market, Arvin Sango Inc. built a 126,000 square foot facility in London to enhance their service to regional OEMs. 

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Transform Automotive logo
Michigan-based TransForm Automotive, an affiliate of Means Industries, invested $15 million USD to construct its first Canadian automotive manufacturing plant in London in and has since expanded to keep up with growing demand. The company manufactures transmission and other custom components for the global automotive industry. 
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Shogun Maitake logo
As President of Yukiguni Maitake in Japan, Yoshinobu Odaira sold his business and moved to London to start Shogun Maitake in 2017 to bring the delicacy  to North American customers . The state-of-the-art, 10,000 square foot facility is capable of producing up to 1,300 pounds of organically grown Maitake mushrooms per day, and are shipped to restaurants and retailers across North America. 
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Starlim North America
Starlim North America is a global leader in the manufacturing of silicone parts and specializing in custom Liquid Silicone Rubber moulding for health care and automotive industries
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Diamond Aircraft logo
Diamond Aircraft Industries is among the leading aircraft manufacturers in General Aviation, producing a complete range of certified piston aircraft models.
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Sodecia Logo
Sodecia North America specializes in state-of-the-art metal-formed components, complex modules and mechanical assemblies for the automotive industry in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, and Asia.

 

Why businesses choose to invest in London

  • Talented workforce to support manufacturing and agri-food production, head office functions, and product development
  • Shovel-ready, fully-serviced industrial lands
  • Competitive infrastructure and an affordable city to invest and grow your business in
  • Within two hours of three major U.S. border crossings - Sarnia / Port Huron, Windsor / Detroit, and Niagara / Buffalo
  • Access to a supportive supply chain of 12 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Tiers 1-3, logistics, distribution, and warehousing
  • Access to the North American railway system through CN and CP rail 
  • 25 research and development institutions that can help your business innovate and commercialize
  • Offers great job opportunities, low cost of living, affordable housing, and an exciting lifestyle that your employees and families can enjoy, which you can learn more about on our Why London pages

"A huge benefit of being located in London is that we can easily access raw materials at a reasonable cost. London has supported us very well - they have helped us with everything from getting interest-free loans to government grants and providing local community support”

- Michael Kim and Sam Sim, Hanwha L&C Canada.

At the LEDC, we offer a range of supports to businesses considering London - from market research and overviews, site selection, and guidance around zoning and permits, to workforce support such as recruitment strategies and transferring talent from overseas. For more details, visit our What We Offer pages to learn more about how we can help your business make the move to London. 

Make the Move

 

Invest in Ontario

A diverse population of more than 14 million, (and growing every year), Ontario is home to 40% of Canada’s population and one of North America’s largest jurisdictions, growing faster than Germany, the United States, France, Japan, and other countries.

You can learn more by visiting the Invest in Ontario website.

Invest in Canada

With a population of 37.9 million people, Canada is the OECD’s second most highly educated country, with 2.8+ million STEM graduates. As the 10th largest economy in the world, Canada saw an 18.6% fDi increase in 2019 and that continues to grow due to Canada’s global market access, low business costs, and reduced risks.

You can learn more by visiting the Invest in Canada website. 

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Success Story: Maple Leaf Foods

Maple Leaf Foods, a leading consumer protein company in Canada, announced a historic investment in 2018 to build a $660 million, 640,000 square foot facility in London. The new facility will be one of the most technologically-advanced poultry-processing plants in the world and will initially employ 1,450 staff. 

 
 

This is how I can help.

Larry MacKinnon

Larry MacKinnon

Director, Business Development

  • I can help your business expand in London and select a site
  • Access local talent & training
  • Access local & foreign markets
  • Connect with research & scale-up resources
  • Understand available grants & incentives 

This is how i can help