Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC)
The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) is a national, member-driven industry association representing nearly 300 agricultural equipment manufacturers and associated suppliers. Established in 1970, our mission is to “foster and promote the growth and development of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry in Canada.” We invite you to learn more about our mission, our members and our industry.
The mission of the Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) is to “foster and promote the growth and development of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry in Canada.”
As a national, member-driven industry association, AMC lobbies on behalf of members both provincially and federally, providing a strong voice and effective advocacy on key issues concerning our industry.
AMC also provide members with timely updates on industry standards and regulations, and key policies and legislation. AMC keeps members informed through our website as well as a monthly e-newsletter (Connection), and a semi-annual publication (Implement Success).
Networking opportunities are also offered to members of AMC. These include speaking engagements and panel sessions at Canada's Farm Progress Show, the London Farm Show in Ontario, and AMC’s annual trade show and convention that occurs at locations across Canada.
By 1970, the agricultural industry had grown to a point where agricultural manufacturers needed a voice to speak to government, and an industry association known as the Prairie Implement Manufacturers Association (PIMA) was born. This new association would allow a sharing of ideas and concerns and provide a united voice on behalf of the agricultural industry.
In 2006 the name of our association was changed to Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) as our association had evolved into a nationally recognized organization representing more than 400 manufacturers and associated suppliers across Canada.
AMC’s key function is to lobby on behalf of the agricultural manufacturing industry and thus provide a strong and effective advocacy for our membership against controversial legislation in a number of areas key to our industry, both provincially and federally. We also provide networking opportunities throughout the year, including the annual AMC Convention and Trade Show and our Annual Golf Classic along with numerous informative and educational seminars.
Our AMC Membership Directory is produced annually, profiling all AMC Members within business specific categories and is an invaluable aid when looking for manufacturers and/or suppliers.
AMC also communicates regularly with our members with a bi-monthly e-newsletter, the AMC Connection, and as well we produce the Implement Success, a semi-annual publication distributed to all AMC Members. That distribution list does not stop with our membership as it also is sent to all members of Canada West Equipment Dealers Association (CWEDA), Canada East Equipment Dealers Association (CEEDA), Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA), Equipment Marketing Distribution Association (EMDA), and the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA).
AMC offers a form for the sharing of common interests, expertise and innovative thinking in agriculture. Please check this site for more information on our Corporate Partners, Products & Services Guide and other information on AMC.
Agricultural equipment manufacturing is a unique and growing industry in Canada, with revenues averaging just over $3 billion per year.1 In Canada, agricultural equipment manufacturing has evolved as a distinct sector of innovation and economic activity relative to other manufacturing sectors.
Innovating by Meeting Needs
Some of the world’s most innovative agricultural equipment has been and continues to be developed and made in Canada.
Many agricultural equipment manufacturers commenced business as farmers or in rural communities adjacent to farms. They produced agricultural equipment that met the local farmers' needs that were unique to the growing conditions in the region.
In this way, Canadian agricultural equipment manufacturers emerged as high-quality producers of specialized equipment. Today this sector of the agricultural equipment manufacturing industry is known as the 'shortline' sector because of the manufacturers' specialized equipment and expertise.
Providing Innovative Equipment for Farmers
Agricultural equipment manufacturers value their close relationship with farmers, who give vital input about the equipment’s performance as well as their own needs. Farm shows offer an important opportunity to develop those relationships, allowing agricultural equipment manufacturers, the dealers who sell their equipment and the farmers who buy it to share crucial information. This exchange of information fuels innovation, resulting in better equipment that is more efficient and effective.
In Canada and Around the World
Given the harsh growing conditions in Canada, equipment that can withstand the extreme temperatures and conditions is well positioned to succeed in other parts of the world. Canadian-made agricultural equipment valued at around $1.8 billion is exported to over 150 countries annually. 2
Much of the international trade is generated through relationships with the United States, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Germany. Shipping equipment to these countries means manufacturers must understand and meet international standards and regulations.
Helping Farmers Feed the World
Canadian agricultural equipment manufacturers understand the challenges and practices of farmers not just in Canada, but around the globe. They know that local culture and climate as well as government policies and economic realities impact farmers differently across geographies.
By meeting the needs of farmers, Canada’s agricultural equipment manufacturers are helping feed the world.