Canadian Manufacturers Outlook 2017

The Canadian Manufacturers’ Outlook is a survey conducted, on a yearly basis, by Northstar for PLANT Magazine in partnership with sponsors Grant Thornton LLP, SYSPRO Canada and Machines Italia, a project by the Italian Trade Agency.

The latest edition of the survey report is fresh off the press.  The findings - based on 526 replies from senior manufacturing executives (margin of error +/- 4.27%, 19 times out of 20) - show that 36% of the respondents are optimistic although most (55%) qualify their optimism with caution.


ASSIOT is the Italian Association of Gears and Transmission Elements Manufacturers which was founded in December 1971 on the initiative coordinated by the companies working in this field. ASSIOT membership numbers about 100 companies with approximately 9,000 employees and covers about 70% on the Italian industry for the sector.