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Multimatic Inc. is a privately held Canadian corporation supplying engineered components, systems and services to the global automotive industry. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Multimatic has manufacturing divisions and engineering facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and alliance partnerships worldwide.[1]

Multimatic Inc.
Private company
IndustryAutomotive manufacturing and engineering
HeadquartersMarkham, Ontario
Key people
  • Peter Czapka,
    (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Raj Nair,
    (President & COO)
  • Larry Holt,
    (Chief Technical Officer)
  • Michael Guttilla,
    (Vice President Sales & Marketing)
Multimatic in Markham

The company's core competencies include the engineering and manufacturing of complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension systems, and body structures, as well as the design and development of lightweight composite automotive systems. In addition, Multimatic delivers niche vehicle design, development, and production for road and race car applications.[2] Multimatic was ranked 99 on the Automotive News 2018 Top 100 Global OEM parts suppliers list and 57 in their list of the largest suppliers to North America, ranked by sales of original equipment parts in 2017.[3]

Multimatic engineered and constructed the carbon chassis and suspension systems for the RUF CTR3 and Aston Martin One-77,[4][5] and is Ford's build partner for the 2017 Ford GT.[6]

The company has also provided engineering input on the Aston Martin V12 Zagato,[4] Aston Martin CC100,[7] and Aston Martin Vulcan[8] models, as well as lightweight sports cars by VUHL[9] and Zenos.[10]

In May 2015 it was announced that Multimatic would build the petrol-electric hybrid London taxi, Kamkorp’s Metrocab. The new factory, helped by a £50m investment, is to be at Ansty Park near Coventry and 3,500 cars per year will be produced.[11][12]

Multimatic Motorsports designs, engineers, builds, supports and campaigns race cars in North America and Europe.[13]

Multimatic DSSVEdit

The company also markets the patented Multimatic DSSV (Dynamic Suspension Spool Valve) damper through its Dynamic Suspensions brand. DSSV dampers are characterized by the use of spool valves in place of conventional flexible shims. Primary among benefits cited in the 2010 patent filing is the elimination of performance ambiguity associated with flexible shims, resulting in mathematically predictable, repeatable, and robust pressure-flow characteristics.[14] Multimatic also claims damper-to-damper manufacturing variance within two percent in the case of their hand-built racing dampers (with closer-to-typical variance in road car applications), as compared to contemporary industry variance of up to twelve percent for shim dampers.[15]

Following the design's initial success with Newman/Haas Racing's title-winning 2002 CART season,[16] Multimatic DSSV dampers have been series-mandated as the official damper of the Champ Car Atlantic Series in 2006-2007,[17] the U.S. F2000 National Championship from 2011,[18] the Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft (DTM) from 2012,[19] Indy Lights from 2015;[20] the GT500 class of Japan’s Super GT series,[21] Mazda MX-5 Cup (ND) from 2016,[22] and the Pro Mazda Championship from 2018.[23] DSSV dampers were also supplied for Red Bull Racing's four consecutive Formula One titles from 2010-2013,[24][25][26][27] and have equipped nearly half the field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[28]

Road car DSSV applications include the Aston Martin One-77,[29] Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 (Fifth-Generation),[30] Aston Martin Vulcan,[31] Mercedes-AMG GT base model,[32] 2017+ Ford GT,[33] Chevrolet Colorado ZR2,[34] and 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE.[35]


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  11. ^ Further taxi boost for Coventry with £50m investment in new production facilities
  12. ^ Press release: Metrocab confirms production partnership with global manufacturing specialist, Multimatic
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  15. ^ Brian Makse (2014-04-22), 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Z/28 Track Review, retrieved 2016-05-17
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  32. ^ "Get under the skin of the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S". Road & Track. 2014-10-14. Retrieved 2016-05-17.
  33. ^ "Ford GT Specifications" (PDF). Ford Performance. 7 February 2017.
  34. ^ "2017 Colorado ZR2: Off-Road Truck | Chevrolet". Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  35. ^ "2018 Camaro ZL1 1LE Sets Benchmark for Track Capability". Retrieved 2017-03-08.

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