The location has provided valuable fabrication and horizontal paint capacity, however, the change should help Sapa optimise capacity utilisation, enhance operational capabilities and more closely align its offering of extruded aluminium products with the market needs in Canada.

The company has begun moving the site’s fabrication customers to its sister location in nearby Mississauga, and Guelph’s paint line customers to regional paint partners. Sapa’s goal is to provide a smooth transition for the affected customers, employees and sister location.

The transition should be completed by the end of September 2014.