Global technology firm opens new production facility in Windsor-Essex, Ont.

WINDSOR-ESSEX, ONT. (June 12, 2023) – Convoy Technologies, Inc. announced that the company has finalized a lease for their new 18,000-square-foot Canadian manufacturing facility which will be located at 2516 Binder Crescent in the Town of Tecumseh in Essex County.  

Convoy Technology was founded in 2008 and manufactures cameras, monitors and accessories to provide cloud-based telematics services and artificial intelligence-powered driver training systems for heavy-duty on- and off-road vehicles and power sports usage. 

The Indiana-based company evaluated several locations including Mexico and Indiana prior to selecting Windsor-Essex, Ont. to establish their new facility.

The Invest WindsorEssex Investment Attraction team began working with Convoy Technologies in September 2022 and supported their expansion to the region. The team provided assistance with labour cost analysis and site selection and facilitated introductions to post-secondary institutions. Ultimately, Windsor-Essex was chosen based on proximity to the United States and to the company’s Fort Wayne (Indiana) distribution centre as well as the region’s labour force expertise in automotive manufacturing.  

Most of the company’s research and development will be conducted in the Windsor-Essex facility and therefore another key factor in selecting Windsor-Essex is the region’s post-secondary institutions and the collaboration opportunities and pipeline of talent available. The new Canadian operations will create 50 jobs once the company is at full production which is projected for fall of this year. 

Image: Convoy Technologies at Invest WindsorEssex on June 9, 2023

(Left to Right: Joe Goncalves, vice president investment attraction and strategic initiatives, Invest WindsorEssex; John Peracchio, senior executive advisor, Convoy Technologies; Rudiger Breitenecker, outside legal council; Ron Harker, president, Convoy Technologies; Takutaro Onoes, chairman, Convoy Technologies; Na Qu, investment attraction specialist, Invest WindsorEssex and Stephen MacKenzie, president and chief executive officer, Invest WindsorEssex)


“We are incredibly excited to have completed a lease agreement for the Tecumseh property. It is a critical first step in realizing our goal of being a leading North American producer of cameras for vehicles of all kinds. The entire Windsor-Essex community has been nothing but welcoming and helpful, and we look forward to joining that community full-time once we move into our facility on Oct. 1.”  – Ron Harker, President, Convoy Technologies Inc.

“We are excited to bring new business, more investment and additional jobs to Tecumseh. We’re delighted that Convoy Technologies has chosen the Oldcastle Business Community, one of the Essex-Windsor region’s most significant areas for manufacturing.  We welcome Convoy Technologies and invite them to stay in Tecumseh for years to come.” – Gary McNamara, Mayor, Town of Tecumseh 

“Convoy Technologies’ expansion into Windsor-Essex is another great example of a United States-based company investing in our region as a result of our strategic location, access to market and skilled talent. Windsor-Essex has been a leader in automotive manufacturing for over a century and continues to lead the nation in next-generation vehicle production as the Automobility Capital of Canada. Invest WindsorEssex welcomes the addition of Convoy Technologies to our region as a valued an integral part of our rapidly growing automobility ecosystem.” – Stephen MacKenzie, President and CEO, Invest WindsorEssex

About Convoy Technologies, Inc. 

Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., Convoy Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative industrial-grade safety products, including cameras, monitors, sensors, recording systems, and accessories, serving the Heavy Duty On- and Off-Road Industries. Our goal is to provide education and leading-edge products geared toward improving the safety, productivity, and security of our partners.

About Invest WindsorEssex (IWE) 

Invest WindsorEssex is the lead economic development agency for the Windsor-Essex region. The focus of the organization is to develop and execute strategies to retain, expand, attract and help new businesses start-up in Windsor-Essex. Invest WindsorEssex is led by a board of distinguished community leaders. A team of professional staff provides assistance with location and investment decisions by working one-on-one with businesses to facilitate the process of starting, growing or locating a business in Windsor-Essex.

Media Contacts

Dennis J. Junk 
Operations Manager  
Convoy Technologies 

Gina Meret-Dybenko
Director, Marketing and Communications 
Invest WindsorEssex 
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