Linamar and German-based NCB Lohmann have formed a strategic alliance to pursue wind turbine components for customers in North America.

Linamar will provide manufacturing infrastructure and machining capabilities to Lohmann customers and others wishing to expand or establish their manufacturing reach to North America.

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, said: “We’re pleased to partner with NCB Lohmann on this exciting initiative. Our advanced machining capabilities, coupled with our global manufacturing expertise complement Lohmann’s robust experience in the wind industry. This opportunity also aligns with Linamar’s continued commitment to diversify and expand our business in the renewable energy sector.”

Linamar will manufacture the wind turbine components, which include gearbox housings, planetary carriers, bearing housings and torque arms for large turbines at its Guelph manufacturing facility. Full-scale production of the components is targeted to begin later this year.

Wolfgang Lohmann, CEO of NCB Lohmann, said: “We are proud to partner with a professional organization such as Linamar. Our customers will benefit from our longtime experience in the processing of high-precision components for wind turbines, and at the same time they can revert to Linamar to satisfy their local production requirements.

“Our partnership with Linamar is based on trust, cooperation and conviction, all to help us maintain a long-term business relationship.”