Power to perform

Linamar Corporation is an advanced manufacturing company where the intersection of leading-edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise is creating solutions that power vehicles, motion, work and lives for the future. 

The Company is made up of two operating segments – the Industrial segment and the Mobility segment, both global leaders in manufacturing solutions and world-class developers of highly engineered products. 

The Industrial segment is comprised of Skyjack, MacDon and Salford. Skyjack manufactures scissor, boom and telehandler lifts for the aerial work platform industry. MacDon manufactures combine draper headers and self-propelled windrowers for the agricultural harvesting industry. Salford also supplies the agriculture market with farm tillage and crop fertilizer applicator equipment. 

The Mobility segment is focused on propulsion systems, structural and chassis systems, energy storage and power generation for both the global electrified and traditionally powered vehicle markets, and is subdivided into three regional groups and one global product group: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the newly formed Structures Group. The Regional Mobility groups are vertically integrated operations combining expertise in light metal casting, forging, machining and assembly. 

The Linamar Structures Group offers competitive lightweight innovations for safety-critical components and systems for the global mobility market. In addition, the eLIN Product  Solutions Group focuses on Electrification and McLaren Engineering provides design, development, and testing services for the Mobility segment.

Linamar’s medical solutions group, Linamar MedTech, focuses on manufacturing solutions for medical devices and precision medical components

Stepping stool

Here, at Linamar Corporation, we have established a culture that thrives on an entrepreneurial spirit of success, results, and opportunity.

At the core of Linamar’s operations is the Stepping Stool. An analogy that signifies a three-legged stool. Each leg represents one piece of our stakeholders, Customer, Employee, and Financial, who each have a vested interest in the company’s long-term success. 

If not in balance at all times, the 3-legged stool is unstable and will eventually fall over. Linamar’s Stepping Stool is focused on maintaining this balance. A business approach that ensures all stakeholders’ success.

The Stepping Stool Strategy drives our focus on decision-making and management practices that provide the most benefit to all of our key stakeholders and operational performance across the entire global organization.

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Our History

  • 1964

    Frank Hasenfratz, after immigrating to Canada 7 years earlier, starts a one-man machine shop in the basement of his family home.
  • 1966

    The company is founded with the name derived from Mr. Hasenfratz wife and two daughters Li (Linda) na (Nancy) mar (Margaret)
  • 1980's

    Purchase of White Farm Equipment and establishment of Western Combine. Both exited down road but set path to return to the Agriculture segment in future.
  • 1986

    Company goes public. IPO was issued on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • 1990's

    Company continues to experience continued product line and manufacturing facilities growth, begins global expansion.
  • 2001

    Linamar acquires Skyjack for a major diversification into Industrial equipment market segment.
  • 2003

    Linamar acquires McLaren Performance Technologies to bolster its technical product engineering capabilities
  • 2007

    Linamar acquires the All Wheel Drive business division from Ford.
  • 2013

    Linamar acquires the camshaft division of German auto supplier Mubea.
  • 2014

    Linamar acquires Forging capabilities with acquisitions of Carolina Forge and Seissenschmidt.
  • 2015

    Enters Light Metal Casting with a 50/50 Joint Venture with GF to build a HPDC foundry in NC.
  • 2016

    Linamar acquires Montupet to gain LPDC and gravity pour light metal capability.
  • 2018

    Linamar acquires MacDon, a harvesting specialist, to increase Industrial and Agriculture market presence.
  • 2020

    Linamar launches and ships its first medical device units, mostly for ventilator production in response to Covid-19.
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