Brand New Company Set to Create Jobs in Mississauga

If you or someone you know is in the market for a new job, you might be happy to hear that a well-known company is officially calling Mississauga home and is on the lookout for Canadian talent.

Recently, Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie extended an official welcome to the newest Japanese company to call Mississauga home: Tohmei Industries, a renowned Japanese aerospace company.

The news follows Crombie's recent investment mission to Japan, as she met with Tohmei executives while abroad.

"I am delighted and excited that Tohmei has chosen Mississauga as its Canadian home and look forward to working with them as they grow their business and establish a presence in the North American market," Crombie said in a statement.

The city says Tohmei worked closely with provincial and federal government representatives in Japan, as well as Mississauga's Economic Development Office, to find a location and set up shop in Canada.

Tohmei is a well-known player in the Japanese aerospace sector, working closely with other companies, such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, to assemble components of Bombardier aircraft.

Some of Tohmei's better known customers include the aforementioned Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Subaru, the Ministry Of Defense, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. One of their main products is the composite centre wing for the Boeing 787. Tohmai also designs and manufactures special test equipment for the Shinkansen Bullet Train, fatigue-testing for the auto industry, and anti-rolling gyro equipment for cabin cruisers.

Job seekers might be interested to hear that Tohmei plans to initially lease their own facility and then hire and train Canadian talent.

This will be the company’s first investment outside of Japan.

"I believe the sky is the limit for Tohmei," said Crombie. "Like so many other aerospace companies, Tohmei sees the value of locating their business in Mississauga to access not only the North American market, but also highly skilled talent, and a robust aerospace supply chain featuring some of the biggest players in the industry. If you're in the aerospace business, Mississauga is the place to be."

Interestingly enough, Mississauga is Canada's largest aerospace cluster by employment. The aerospace industry employs over 27,000 people in over 330 aerospace companies.

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