Toronto, Ontario – Humber College and DMG MORI Canada Inc. are entering into a five-year partnership agreement to address skills needs for advanced manufacturing tooling processes and engage in applied research. Collaboration will focus initially on industry 4.0 enabled 5 axis CNC technology (vital to automotive and aerospace manufacturing), and broaden to support outreach initiatives related to education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) over the course of the agreement.

DMG MORI Canada Inc. is making significant investments in Industry 4.0 development over five years, including awards and scholarships which will be named the DMG MORI Awards. DMG MORI will also work with the college to develop education to advance employment pathways and recruitment opportunities for Humber students and graduates.

“Our students and faculty will benefit from DMG MORI’s expertise and learning on their machine tooling systems, as they prepare for the highly-skilled, advanced manufacturing jobs of today and tomorrow,” says Chris Whitaker, President and CEO, Humber College. “Through this and other industry and community partnerships, Humber is building a network of Centres of Innovation that are bringing together people, ideas and technology to solve real-world business challenges.”

DMG MORI will now be part of the planned Industry 4.0 consortium that Humber is forming, and their equipment and technology will be featured in The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation, the college’s hub for bringing industry and education together.

“DMG MORI approaches innovation through co-operation. We know that the specialized world of machine tools has globalized and we need to work together with industry and education partners to identify new ways to improve productivity,” says Daniel Medrea, Managing Director, DMG MORI Canada. “Working with the Barrett CTI builds on our long relationship with Humber, and will create opportunity to work with students, faculty and other industry leaders to make Canadian manufacturing competitive in the global market.”

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 33,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time and continuing education students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

About DMG MORI Canada Inc.
The DMG MORI group is a global manufacturing leader of CNC machine tools. Our range of products includes high-tech turning and milling machines, as well as Advanced Technologies, such as ULTRASONIC, LASERTEC, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING, automation and complete technology solutions for the Automotive, Aerospace, Die & Mold and Medical industries. Our APP-based control and operating software (CELOS) and innovative products of Software Solutions enable us to shape the future for Industry 4.0. We also support our customers with a wide range of training, repair, maintenance and spare part services covering the entire machine life cycle. As a ‘Global One Company’ with over 12,000 employees, we are present in 79 countries around the world. A total of 157 international locations are in direct contact with our customers.

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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca

Doris Ingravalle
Marketing Manager
DMG MORI Canada Inc.
905.795.2891 ext. 105
doris.ingravalle@dmgmori.com