New Linamar group to focus on EV structural, chassis work
- September 16, 2021
Linamar Corporation has announced that it is forming the eLIN Product Solutions Group, which will focus on leveraging electrification opportunities for Linamar's products in its mobility and industrial businesses, as well as future new markets.
One of the four key areas eLIN will focus on is structural and chassis offerings for electrified vehicles (EV) in all of Linamar's businesses.
The other areas of focus will be power generation, power storage and propulsion systems.
This announcement is a response to the electrification transition gaining momentum globally. eLIN will utilize the Linamar McLaren Engineering group's development and testing capabilities and Linamar's global footprint to bring eLIN products to market.
The McLaren Engineering group has had significant success in electrifying products, including developing e-axles for light vehicles (LV) and commercial vehicles (CV), continued development of hydrogen fuel storage tanks and expansion into battery structures and electric vehicle subframes.
“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.”