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Nanaimo-based business receives over $3.1 million to power green transportation

June 28, 2024 at 10:26 pm  Federal, Politics

The Government of Canada is helping businesses grow locally and compete globally, while positioning B.C. as a leader in clean technology

June 27, 2024 – Nanaimo, British Columbia – PacifiCan

Across British Columbia, forward-thinking businesses are developing solutions to global environmental challenges. In Nanaimo, VMAC – which stands for Vehicle Mounted Air Compressors – is enabling more sustainable commercial transportation options and contributing to a resilient and competitive local economy.

Today, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of Emergency Preparedness and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada (PacifiCan), announced over $3.1 million in funding for VMAC to increase production of its air compressor technology, designed specifically for heavy duty commercial electric vehicles.

VMAC’s mobile compressors use patented technology to compress air, which is used to power commercial electric vehicle parts such as air brakes. This innovative technology allows for reduced fuel consumption, lower emissions and enhanced operational efficiency.

With this funding through PacifiCan’s Business Scale-up and Productivity program, VMAC will expand its manufacturing facility, install new machines, implement a marketing plan and hire new personnel. VMAC’s innovations will help meet the growing demand for zero-emission commercial vehicles.

The investment announced today aligns with PacifiCan’s commitment to boosting advanced manufacturing and clean technology in B.C. Projects like this drive innovation, revenue growth and job creation, supporting PacifiCan’s vision of enduring prosperity for all British Columbians.

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