MacDon Acquisition by Linamar is Complete.

Release Date: Feb 1, 2018

Today we are very excited to announce the official close of the acquisition of the MacDon Group of Companies by Linamar Corporation, as announced on December 14th, 2017. 

Linda Hasenfratz, CEO of Linamar, commented, “We are excited to welcome MacDon into the Linamar family. This acquisition is a major achievement, which serves to further diversify Linamar’s end markets. MacDon is a premier, well-managed company and an innovative market leader and we look forward to working with the MacDon team to grow together globally.”

Gary Giesbrecht, President, and CEO of the MacDon Group of Companies commented, “The MacDonald Family and Senior Management carefully considered many options to ensure the continuity of MacDon’s values and culture.  The Linamar Corporation shares the same entrepreneurial roots and commitment to quality and innovation that will allow MacDon to continue to serve our farmers and dealer partners worldwide”.

What can we look forward to in the future? First and foremost, the existing management team and employee base will continue to operate the business with the same guiding principles MacDon has had for over 69 years; secondly, we will continue to focus on research and development that provides our customers with equipment equipped with leading-edge harvesting technology; thirdly, we will continue to invest in training, product and parts support to assist our customers and their continued success; finally, the continued growth of the business, with the same passion and dedication that has been part of our history.

We look forward to a prosperous 2018 and are excited to celebrate MacDon’s 70th year of business with our dealers in Phoenix in November of 2019.


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Linda Hasenfratz    
CEO, Linamar Corporation

Gary Giesbrecht
President & CEO, MacDon Industries Ltd.