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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
19,500 (2015)[1]

Linamar Corporation is a diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products powering vehicles, motion, work and lives based in Guelph, Ontario. Linamar is world-renowned for its precision machining expertise. The company comprises three key divisions - Machining & Assembly, Linamar Forging, and Linamar Skyjack. The Machining and Assembly Group focuses primarily on precision machining and assembly of light, commercial, off-highway, and industrial vehicle engine, transmission, and driveline components as well as solutions for the agricultural and energy markets. The Linamar Forging Group specializes in high volume and high speed hot forging processes, creating gear products to supplement their continuously growing core powertrain business. The Linamar Skyjack Group 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 19,500 employees, 48 manufacturing facilities, 15 sales and design offices, 5 development centres, and 6 support facilities in 12 countries.

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


Machining & Assembly[edit]

Linamar Corporate Headquarters

The Linamar Machining & Assembly Groups supply precision metallic powertrain components, modules and systems to automotive customers. The Machining & Assembly division is segmented into four regional operating groups including Canada / Mexico, Canada / USA, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

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

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[2]


Linamar is a manufacturer of large machining components, supporting the needs of customers in the commercial vehicle, off-highway, heavy equipment, and wind markets. Included in the operations of Linamar's Machining & Assembly Groups, they have industrial, commercial, and energy manufacturing operations in North America, Europe and Asia.

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


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 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.

McLaren Today[edit]

Today, it has evolved to become a design, development, testing and prototype operation with a focus on original equipment manufacturing.[2]


Aerial work platform

Skyjack Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Linamar Corporation. Skyjack is in the industrial marketplace, providing a line of original equipment aerial work platforms.


Skyjack produces a 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 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]


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