Linamar Corporation, in Booth 11449, and German-based NCB Lohmann GmbH say they have formed a strategic alliance to pursue wind turbine components for clients in North America. Linamar, a manufacturer of precision components, will provide manufacturing infrastructure and machining capabilities to Lohmann customers and others wishing to expand or establish their manufacturing reach to North America. Together with Lohmann, a leading manufacturer of wind turbine components in Europe, the companies can work to build and maintain market share as a leader of precision machined turbine components in the region, while providing high-quality, manufacturing solutions that meet specific customer needs.
“We’re pleased to partner with NCB Lohmann on this exciting initiative,” say Linamar CEO Linda Hasenfratz. “Our advanced machining capabilities, coupled with our global manufacturing expertise complement Lohmann’s experience in the wind industry,” she said.
Linamar will manufacture wind turbine components, which include gearbox housings, planetary carriers, bearing housings and torque arms for large turbines at its Guelph manufacturing facility. The company is investing in facilities, equipment and manpower to accommodate future production. Full-scale component production is targeted to begin later this year.
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