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GF Linamar Receives Major Order for Lightweight Components

| Editor: Janina Seit

GF Linamar has won a major order for magnesium lightweight components. The order from a US manufacturer amounts to a total of approximately $ 300 million over a period of five years.

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GF Linamar, a joint venture between GF Automotive and Linamar, will in future manufacture valve supports for a new pick-up model in magnesium die-casting for a US manufacturer.
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GF Linamar
GF Linamar
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GF Linamar, a joint venture between GF Automotive and manufacturing specialist Linamar, has won a major order for magnesium lightweight components from a US manufacturer. It involves the production of valve supports for a new pick-up model. The contract covers a period of five years and amounts to a total of approximately $ 300 million.

GF and its Canadian partner Linamar are operating a new plant in Mills River, North Carolina, USA, which was officially opened in October 2017. According to GF, the components of the major order for magnesium die-casting will be produced there from 2020 onwards.

This article was first published by Automobil Industrie.

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