Tuesday Ticker: March 15, 2022

Toronto, Ontario ⁠— In this weekly edition of Collision Repair’s Tuesday Ticker, EV automaker Rivian snags a top exec from Magna while Guelph, Ont.-based Linamar sees significant stock dips due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Plus, AutoCanada reports a personal best for fourth-quarter revenues. Rivian tags Magna exec Electric vehicle maker Rivian announced it has […]

Farewell Frank: Linamar founder Frank Hasenfratz dead at 86

Guelph, Ontario — Frank Hasenfratz, founder of Guelph, Ontario-based auto parts manufacturer Linamar, has died at the age of 86 years old. Hasenfratz, a survivor of the Hungarian Revolution, was surrounded by family as he finished his battle with cancer on Saturday. Using his skills as a toolmaker and machinist, Hasenfratz managed to start a […]

EVs All Day: Ont. Premier Ford announces aims to produce 400,000 Ontario-made EVs by 2030

Guelph, Ontario — Ontario Premier Doug Ford unveiled the second phase of the “Driving Prosperity” plan on Wednesday from Linamar’s Guelph facility, where he laid out the province’s new auto industry goals for the year 2030. Alongside Minister of Economic Development Vic Fedeli and Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz, Ford described four goals that the government […]

Community Service: Linamar announces opening of community vaccine clinic in Guelph

A Linamar facility in Guelph, Ontario. The auto parts manufacturer has made a play to acquire Montupet, a major producer of aluminum.

Guelph, Ontario — Linamar Corp. is officially stepping up to the front lines of the COVID-19 vaccination effort with the announcement that the company will be setting up a community clinic that could deliver up to 2,000 vaccines per day. In conjunction with the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health unit, who will be handling the scheduling of […]

Linamar fined $200k after employee injured in furnace incident

A Linamar facility in Guelph, Ontario. The auto parts manufacturer has made a play to acquire Montupet, a major producer of aluminum.

Guelph, Ontario — Linmar, prominent car-parts maker based in Guelph, Ont., has been fined $200,000 after a worker was hit by a furnace fireball. The incident at Linamar Corporation occurred in October 2018; Ontario’s Labour Ministry says the worker was opening the furnace door to remove a part. “Upon opening the door, a fireball erupted […]

Canadian auto parts maker bets big on the shift to aluminum

A Linamar facility in Guelph, Ontario. The auto parts manufacturer has made a play to acquire Montupet, a major producer of aluminum.

By Jeff Sanford Toronto, Ontario — October 16, 2015 — Canadian auto parts giant Linamar Corporation announced this week it has tendered an offer for 100 percent of the shares of French aluminum casting firm, Montupet S.A. The deal was billed by Linamar executives as the “latest move to solidify the company as a global […]