Linamar Corp. signed agreements with GF Automotive, a division of Georg Fischer AG, to support a strategy in providing integrated casting and machining solutions to automotive, industrial and commercial customers in North America, Europe and Asia. Linamar is a leading manufacturer of precision forged and machined metallic components for engine, transmission, and driveline systems. GF Automotive is a leading manufacturer of lightweight cast components and systems for automotive and industrial applications. The companies have also agreed to build a new jointly owned light-metal foundry in the southeastern U.S., which is scheduled to begin production in mid-2017.