The Municipality of Port Hope has a thriving industrial sector with a stable and diverse complement of companies, many servicing niche manufacturing markets. The majority of our manufacturers actively serve the Greater Toronto Area market with several providing exports to markets around the globe.
Port Hope is home to Cpk Interior Products, one of the largest manufacturing employers between Oshawa and Kingston, and a leading supplier of interior products for the North American automotive industry. With a focus on Precision, Cpk's capabilities include material compounding, injection moulding, cast skin and foam, assembly, and sequencing. Products include performance materials, fully assembled instrument panels, door panels, integrated console modules, and a wide range of moulded interior and exterior components.
The Port Hope facility has a long history in the automotive industry, dating back to 1964. The facility's history includes former ownership by Collins & Aikman, Textron Automotive, Ex-Cell-O, and the Davidson Rubber Company, all key players in the industry. In 2010 Cpk Interior Products was established bringing new investment to the facility and building on the existing operations and expertise in Port Hope.
The company’s ongoing commitment to high quality, precision manufacturing is grounded in its name. “Cpk” refers to the process capability index used to monitor manufacturing accuracy and consistency reflecting exceptional quality and craftsmanship to leading automotive brands. In July 2011, Cpk Interior Products unveiled a new logo and brand identity highlighting its dedication to precision craftsmanship of automotive interior products.
With a population of 16,500, Port Hope is made up of both urban and rural communities, advantageously located on the shore of Lake Ontario bordering both the north and south side of Highway 401 for a distance of approximately 14 kilometers. Port Hope resides 100 kilometers east of Toronto, within 30 minutes' drive of Oshawa.
Management at Cpk Interior Products recognizes the many advantages of doing business in Port Hope, “Our location in the Municipality of Port Hope strategically places us on the 401 corridor providing ready access to the automotive market in the Greater Toronto Area.
The Municipality of Port Hope is committed to creating an economic environment that is ‘open for business’. The mandate of the Economic Development department is to provide programs, services and information to enhance and develop our existing business and attract new investment in our community.