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Linamar announces formation of eLIN Product Solutions Group

The new eLIN group will focus on four key areas: Power Generation, Power Storage, Propulsion Systems, and Structural & Chassis offerings for electrified vehicles.

September 16, 2021  by CM Staff

GUELPH — Linamar Corporation announced the formation of its eLIN Product Solutions Group, which will focus on leveraging exciting electrification opportunities for Linamar’s products in its Mobility and Industrial businesses, as well as future new markets.

This announcement is a continuation of Linamar’s strategy and its efforts to aid the electrification transition gaining momentum globally. eLIN will utilize McLaren Engineering’s development and testing capabilities and Linamar’s global footprint to deliver eLIN products to the market.

“Linamar has won billions of dollars of business in electrified products which ramp up in the coming years and momentum continues to build,” said Jim Jarrell, Linamar’s President and COO. “Creating eLIN allows us to lever our existing resources while focusing a team on innovating exciting new electrified solutions for all of our customers in all of our businesses”.

The new eLIN group will focus on four key areas: Power Generation, Power Storage, Propulsion Systems, and Structural & Chassis offerings for electrified vehicles in all of Linamar’s businesses. Linamar’s McLaren Engineering group has been electrifying products, including: developing e-axles for Light Vehicles (LV) and Commercial Vehicles (CV), continued development of hydrogen fuel storage tanks, expansion into battery structures and EV subframes, electrification initiatives in our Skyjack business, a strategic alliance with Ballard Power Systems for the development of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) propulsion systems, and our advanced development project with Exro Technologies leveraging their inverter technology with Linamar’s e-axle and gear box.

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“Electrification opportunities are not limited to our Mobility groups, every market is looking for ways to drive more sustainability in their products whether mobility, agriculture, access and even medical devices,” said Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar’s CEO. “This electrification-focused eLIN group is another great step for us in delivering competitive innovative electrified products to markets that are increasingly demanding electrified solutions. Electrification is a key source of growth for Linamar, and we believe eLIN will be a key driver of Linamar’s success in delivering advanced solutions. Our history in innovation with our scale and manufacturing expertise points to a strong future for eLIN to deliver value to our customers and stakeholders.”

The group will focus on developing electrified product solutions for all business lines, developing electrification strategies, and winning new programs for existing plants and groups.