Case Study : Martinrea International Inc.

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Introduction Martinrea International Inc. (TSX:MRE) is a Canadian manufacturing company servicing customers around the world, primarily in the automotive sector. Founded in 2001, Martinrea has grown rapidly through both acquisition and organic growth, and currently employs over 14,000 people in 44 plants across North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The Vaughan, Ontario-based company has four sectors in its corporate structure, which include aluminum, fluids, metallics and modules. Martinrea’s four core sectors service mainly the automotive industry, however, the company has also begun to seek a broader cross-section of clientele, investing in lower volume assembly line parts such as buses, recreational vehicles, air conditioning, military and farm appliances. Over the past 14 years, Martinrea has evolved from a tiny subsidiary of Royal Laser Tech Corporation into a worldwide leader in its field. To benchmark the company’s performance, Martinrea’s financials will be compared to those of Magna Inc. (TSX:MGA) and Linamar Inc. (TSX:LNR) throughout the report. These companies are both direct competitors in the Canadian automotive manufacturing space, with Magna being the largest Canadian auto-manufacturing company, and Linamar being a highly-diversified manufacturer with revenues similar to Martinrea’s. The success of the automotive parts manufacturing industry is, at its core, is derived from the health of the automotive industry as a whole.…
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