Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) that it has secured a new eAxle system contract with Workhorse Group for commercial vehicle delivery trucks.
The Medium Duty beam axle propulsion system was designed and developed by Linamar's eLIN Group, a product solutions group dedicated to electrification for all Linamar's products.
This is Linamar's first major eAxle contract with a Commercial Vehicle OEM and builds upon the previous success in the light vehicle eAxle segment. Linamar will be the Tier 1 supplier for the complete beam eAxle system.
"This is an exciting new project for Linamar," said Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar's Executive Chair and CEO. "Our eLIN Group's beam eAxle product lines have been gaining attention within the Commercial Vehicle space for some time now.
Our portfolio of electrified business continues to grow and expanding into diverse pathways such as Commercial Vehicles is a key element of our strategy; it is great to see the efforts of our Commercial Vehicle eAxle design and development come to fruition.
We look forward to the opportunity to work with a world class organization like Workhorse Group."
"Linamar has demonstrated engineering expertise and manufacturing capabilities well suited to the needs of Workhorse," commented Jim Peters, Workhorse Group's Vice President of Supply Chain and Procurement.
"Linamar has a competitive offering in this segment making them a great partner for this stage of our fleet electrification."
eLIN has a range of eAxle solution offerings for the passenger car, commercial vehicle, and other mobility markets. The commercial vehicle beam eAxle portfolio offers solutions for applications in the Class 2 through 6 vehicle sizes.
This Medium Duty eAxle is designed for the Class 5-6 truck category and offers superior performance and efficiency for its size giving customers a no compromise electric driveline solution with ample packaging space remaining for the battery pack. Production will begin in mid-2023 and will be located in Linamar's facilities in Guelph, Canada.