Windsor-Essex is one of Canada's hottest markets. Strategically located in Southwestern Ontario less than .5 mile (.8km) across from Detroit, Michigan, it is the location of automotive giants Daimler Chrysler, Ford and General Motors. Leading Canada into the plastics age over twenty-five years ago with revolutionary manufacturing technologies for the automotvie industry, Windsor-Essex has emerged as a world-class network of suppliers for tool and die, mold making, machining, automation transfer equipment, machine building, deep draw metal stamping, micro-electronics and robotics systems.
In addition to the automotive sector, non-automotive industries generate $3.7 billion in revenue. A $1.5 billion agri-industry in the region includes North America's largest greenhouse industry, major distilling and bottling operations of Hiram Walker and Seagram Company, extensive tomato and fish processing by H.J Heinz and Omstead Foods, respectively, and over 1,200 acres (485.6 ha) of grapes harvested by four estate wineries.
Windsor-based companies can service half the North American population in a single day's drive! Windsor/Essex is located on the key 'NAFTA CORRIDOR' between Montreal and Mexico.