- Waterloo Region is home to over 20 "plastics companies" utilizing injection blow molding, vacuum forming, CNC milling, fineblanking and EDM machining processes.
- Major players in the metal fabrication industry including fischer, Clemmer Steelcraft and Linamar from nearby Guelph.
- Waterloo Region also specializes in gear, clutch and transmission expertise with manufacturers like Ontario Drive & Gear, Hoerbiger and Desch.
- RIMOWA produces luxury polycarbonate and aluminium suitcases for the North American market at their Cambridge facility.
Canada's Competitive Advantages - Machinery & Equipment (2012)