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News: May 2016


Partnership and license agreement with Linamar

ANS takes next step together with Linamar to offer Triboconditioning® on connecting rods globally

Linamar, ranked top-33 tier-1 in North America, and ANS have signed a license- and partnership agreement on connecting rods for light- and medium passenger vehicles.

Linamar’s growth strategy is focusing on diversification, globalization and green technologies and with the ANS Triboconditioning® technology applied on connecting rods, Linamar will further strengthen the value proposition to the market. Eric Ecclestone, Global Product Manager Connecting Rods at Linamar, states that “this agreement makes a part of Linamar’s strategy to increase the value delivered to our customers. With ANS Triboconditioning® we can offer a solution combining great performance with a competitive price and thus strengthen our position as a world-leading supplier of connecting rods”.

The partnership with Linamar is an important step for ANS in establishing our offering globally. Linamar has the ambition to grow, the skills and strength to offer a new solution to the market and the financial muscles to achieve the targets. In 2015 Linamar had a record year with 5,2 BUSD in sales and 437 MUSD in earnings. The license agreement is a solid proof that ANS have a qualified position on the global market for friction and wear reducing technologies.