The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa and the Goethe-Institut in Canada are grateful for the contributions by our partners and sponsors to the “Germany Weeks”, a series of events in 2017 celebrating the sesquicentennial of Canada’s confederation. Dankeschön to all of you!


About Mercedes-Benz Canada:

Mercedes-Benz Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing and service of the Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG passenger vehicles, Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. employs approximately 1,500 people in 21 locations across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 11 Mercedes-Benz owned retail operations and 47 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 48,320 vehicles in 2016. This represents the best year ever for the company and has positioned Mercedes-Benz as the top luxury manufacturer in Canada for the third consecutive year.

About Ontario Drive & Gear Limited:

Founded in 1962, Ontario Drive & Gear Limited operates from three facilities, with a manufacturing footprint of 150,000 square feet in New Hamburg, Ontario. Innovative products and processes are aligned into three divisions: Gear, ARGO Xtreme Terrain Vehicles (XTV) and ARGO Xtreme Terrain Robotics (XTR). The Gear Division operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a solid reputation for designing, manufacturing, assembling, and testing quality gears and transmissions. For 50 years, the Vehicle Division has manufactured and distributed the world’s number one selling amphibious XTV – the ARGO. Since 2008, ARGO’s Xtreme Terrain Robotics division has developed more than 20 robotic rover platforms designed for the harshest terrain conditions on earth, and in space, winning numerous contracts from both NASA and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).


About Siemens Canada:

Siemens Canada is a leading technology partner that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability for more than 100 years. Siemens’ expertise in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real what matters to Canada, delivering solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent infrastructure, healthcare and the future of manufacturing. The company has approximately 5,000 employees, 44 offices and 15 production facilities from coast-to-coast. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2016 (ended September 30), were $3.1 billion CAD.

About Braun:

The Braun brand, founded in Frankfurt, Germany in 1921, develops and manufactures a wide variety of small domestic appliances that marry innovation, thoughtful design and reliability. The global leaders in hand blenders, Braun developed the first hand blender with Smart Speed technology, a simple and intuitive speed control that offers new possibilities in creative cooking. Building on more than 90 years of design and innovation, the brand remains committed to designing products with superior performance that make life easier, more convenient and enjoyable in the kitchen. The De’Longhi Group acquired the perpetual license of the household division in fall 2012.

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