Linamar Buys New AFC-Holcroft Furnace System

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Linamar, a multi-national supplier of automotive components, assemblies and castings, has purchased a new Batch Integral Quench System from AFC-Holcroft.

The system is comprised of (2) UBQ (‘Universal Batch Quench’) integral quench furnaces, (3) UBT temper furnaces, a UBW spray washer with coalescer, a doubled-ended transfer car and (3) E-Z Series endothermic gas generator modules arranged into a single array capable of producing a total of 13,500 CFH (382 m3) of endothermic gasThe new system will be installed in Linamar’s Automotive Division in Guelph, Ontario, Canada, where it will join 18 other AFC-Holcroft UBQ furnaces already in operation at that location.

Based in Guelph, Ontario, Linamar Corporation is Canada's second largest automobile parts manufacturer, with a design and manufacturing base covering 39 facilities globally and over 16,000 employees worldwide.  For more information about Linamar, visit their website,

About AFC-Holcroft:

AFC-Holcroft is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heat treating furnaces.  The legacy companies that comprise AFC-Holcroft have a combined 225+ years of thermal processing experience.  The company manufactures turn-key heat treating systems for applications including commercial heat treating, bearings, automotive, aerospace, mining, military, aluminum heat treatment, gear manufacturing, fastener manufacturing, and alternative energy industries.

AFC-Holcroft, headquartered in the United States, has a global reach with direct sales coverage in North America and worldwide, while AFC-Holcroft Europe serves major industrial markets in Germany, France, and other European locations.   AFC-Holcroft’s Asian Operations manages partners in China, India, South Korea, and other countries in the region, and the company also extends into markets in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Poland, Russia, and Spain, through relationships with partners, many of whom have manufacturing capability.


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