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Linamar Corporation
Traded as TSXLNR
Industry Automotive, Manufacturing of high precision machined and assembled components
Founded August 17, 1966 (1966-08-17)
Founder Frank Hasenfratz
Headquarters Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Key people
Frank Hasenfratz - COB
Linda Hasenfratz - CEO
Jim Jarrell - COO
Mark Stoddart - CTO & Executive Vice President of Marketing
Dale Schneider - CFO & Executive Vice President of Finance
Number of employees
18,000 (2014)[1]

Linamar Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives. Based in Guelph, Ontario, company has four key divisions: Manufacturing; Driveline; Industrial, Commercial & Energy (ICE) Manufacturing; and Skyjack. The Driveline and Manufacturing divisions focus on precision metallic components, modules and systems for engine, transmission and driveline systems designed for passenger vehicle markets. The ICE Group concentrates on similar, often larger, products for off-highway, commercial vehicle, energy and other industrial markets. The company’s Skyjack division is noted for its innovative, high-quality mobile industrial equipment, notably, its class-leading aerial work platforms and telehandlers.

Linamar's Global Footprint[edit]

Linamar is a highly globalized corporation with over 18,000 employees serving customers through 45 manufacturing facilities and 5 product design & engineering centres in 12 countries.

Linamar facilities span across the globe with their global headquarters located in Guelph, Ontario.
Product Design & Engineering Facilities Sales Locations Manufacturing Facilities
Canada: 2 Canada: Guelph Canada: 23
Germany: 1 China: Shanghai China: 2
Hungary: 1 France: Lyon France: 3
United States: 1 Germany: Frankfurt Germany: 5
Japan: Tokyo Hungary: 3
South Korea: Ansan-City Mexico: 4
United States: Detroit United States: 3
India: Pune India: 1



Linamar Corporate Headquarters

The Linamar Manufacturing Group supplies precision metallic powertrain components, modules and systems to automotive customers. The Manufacturing division is segmented into three regional operating groups for the Americas, Europe and Asia. Together they form a network that can support global platforms. By leveraging Linamar’s core competencies in machining and complex assemblies, the Manufacturing Group can provide customized solutions for customers throughout the world.

Key Products[edit]

Engine Transmission Chassis
Flywheels Differential Assemblies ABS Valve Body
Camshafts Gears Steering Housing
Connecting Rods Clutch Modules
Balance Shaft Assemblies Shaft and Shell Assemblies
Fuel Rails & Pump Bodies Housings & Covers
Bedplates Differential Carriers
Cylinder Heads & Modules
Turbo Charger Housings

Manufacturing Capabilities[edit]

  • CNC Machining
  • Spline Rolling
  • Shaping
  • Flow Forming
  • Full Complex Assemblies
  • Cylindrical Grinding
  • Polishing
  • Balancing
  • Heat Treatment
  • Tempering
  • Hydroforming
  • Forging[2]


Linamar’s Industrial, Commercial & Energy (ICE) Manufacturing Group is a leading manufacturer of large machining components, supporting the needs of customers in the commercial vehicle, off-highway, heavy equipment, and wind markets. The ICE Manufacturing Group has manufacturing operations in North America, Europe and Asia. By leveraging Linamar’s core competencies in machining and complex assemblies, the ICE Group can provide customized solutions for customers throughout the world.

Key Products[edit]

Large Machining Components[edit]

Engine Transmission Driveline Wind Turbine Components
Cylinder Blocks & Heads Housings Axle Components Gearbox Housings
Camshafts Carriers Large Housings Planetary Carriers
Connecting Rods Shafts Bearing Housings
Cylinder Liners Clutch Components Torque Arms
Large Covers



Linamar’s Driveline Systems Group is a leading designer and manufacturer of gear-driven systems for the automotive and industrial markets. From concept and prototype to series production, the Driveline Systems Group seamlessly supports its customers’ program goals and objectives by providing customized solutions.

Engineering Capabilities[edit]

  • Engineering, gear design, CAD / CAE
  • World's most advanced multi-axis test cell
    • NVH
    • Durability
    • Environmental
    • Transmission Error
    • Hybrid Power
  • Vehicle Integration
  • NVH: Analytical / component and vehicle testing
  • Prototype and development
  • Oil Flow Optimization

Manufacturing Capabilities[edit]

  • Hypoid gears
  • Parallel axis gears
  • Atmosphere and vacuum carburizing
  • Laser welding
  • Induction heat treatment and tempering
  • Geared Systems Assembly[2]

McLaren Performance Technologies[edit]

McLaren Performance Technologies is the engineering division of Linamar Corporation. McLaren Performance Technologies can provide:

  • Engine dynamometer testing
  • Full driveline testing, including NVH / durability, environmental and transmission error
  • Powertrain tear down
  • Warranty analysis
  • Prototype builds
  • CAD / CAE design and simulation software

The McLaren Story[edit]

McLaren Engine was created in 1969 when the company founder and racing legend Bruce McLaren established a North American base to support its initiatives in the Can-Am and Indy racing series. McLaren had great success over the course of the next several years after which time, McLaren racing efforts were re-concentrated in Europe with a focus on F1. Today, the two McLaren entities co-exist in name only. McLaren Performance Technologies, as it is known today, has remained in the Detroit area as a leading powertrain engineering and development service to the automotive industry.

McLaren Today[edit]

Today, the racing heritage and commitment to powertrain performance still resonate within McLaren, though it has evolved to become a design, development, testing and prototype operation with a focus on original equipment manufacturing. McLaren is fully integrated into the Linamar family as a vital resource to its business units in the engineering and development cycle for the systems and components Linamar provides to OEMs. McLaren’s capabilities offer a full complement of services that can take the form of any three primary functions including:

  • Fully owned product with black box design responsibilities
  • Collaborative grey box design, development, testing, and prototyping
  • Contract design, test, and prototyping[2]


Aerial work platform

Skyjack Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Linamar Corporation. Skyjack is a world-class leader in the industrial marketplace, providing a comprehensive line of original equipment aerial work platforms. Through innovative use of technology and advanced quality and production systems, Skyjack products combine durability, reliability and quality with a world-class brand. Skyjack is in the business of engineering reliable lift solutions by people who care.


Skyjack produces a full line of self-propelled indoor and rough-terrain scissor lifts. Skyjack’s scissor model lineup features elevated work heights ranging from 18 up to 56 ft, and capacities of up to 2,000 lbs. Skyjack’s expanding telescopic and articulating boom product lineup currently consists of models with work heights ranging from 46 to 66 ft.
Skyjack also produces a full line of telescopic material handlers with its VR and Zoom Boom product lines. Its VR telehandlers feature lifting heights ranging from 42 up to 56 ft, and capacities up to 10,000 lbs, while its Zoom Boom telehandlers feature lifting heights ranging from 32 up to 56 ft, and capacities up to 20,000 lbs.


  • Equipment Rental Industry servicing:
    • Non-residential construction
    • Residential construction
    • Industry and maintenance

Skyjack Advantages[edit]

  • Reliable equipment
  • Low life-cycle costs
  • Worldwide distribution
  • Comprehensive and growing product lineup[2]

Key Products[edit]


  1. ^ "Company Profile for Linamar Corp (CA;LNR)". Retrieved 2014-10-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Global Locations". Linamar. Linamar Corporation. Retrieved 1 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Products". Skyjack. Retrieved 1 October 2014.