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A new state-of-the-art facility in Brampton, ON will house hundreds of highly-skilled employees as well as some of the country’s most innovative space robotics products. 

MDA Ltd., a leader in the global space industry and long-term resident in Canada’s largest technology park, announced it will be constructing a new global headquarters and Space Robotics Centre of Excellence in the province in order to continue to support the company’s continued growth and success. 

The new 200,000 square-foot centre will feature state-of-the-art labs, manufacturing, R&D, and assembly, integration and test facilities as well as a Space Robotics Mission Control Centre which will allow the MDA team to provide on-orbit operations capabilities to its clients. 

“This new facility will be home to our growing team and will further unlock the potential of our world-class engineering and space mission expertise, while allowing us to bring to market a full suite of innovative commercial space robotics products that leverage Canadarm3 technology,” said Mike Greenley, CEO of MDA.

The MDA Centre of Excellence for Space Robotics is currently under construction – slated for completion by the end of 2022. Part of the project is being funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, which provided a $25 million grant to the company. The new centre is expected to house nearly 700 employees, which will help drive economic growth and prosperity in the region. 

“Ontario is home to the brightest talent and a thriving innovation ecosystem that make projects with incredible companies like MDA, a global leader in the space robotics industry, possible,” Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade. “Today’s investment will strengthen Ontario’s vibrant advanced technology sector, create exciting new jobs and ensure that scientific breakthroughs will continue to be made in our province.”

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