Linamar, a large automotive-parts manufacturer in Guelph, is using its ownership of MacDon Industries to buy the Salford Group which makes fertilizer application and tillage equipment.
Salford has three plants in Canada and the U.S.
Salford will “continue to leverage its established manufacturing and distribution network” and sell its products under the Salford brand, Linamar said.
Salford Group president Geof Gray said combining Linamar’s resources and brand strengths with Salford’s “will enable Salford to
compete and innovate at a higher level with greater market coverage, delivering even more value to dealers and farmers.”
Linda Hasenfratz , chief executive officer for Linamar, said the crop nutrition application and tillage segments where Salford operates are “areas we had identified in our agriculture growth strategy as highly attractive segments for future product diversification.”