Three GKN Sinter Metals plants in the United States were honored with GM Supplier Quality Excellence awards by General Motors Powertrain. In Europe, the company received a GM Quality of Excellence award as well as a Supplier of the Year award from the Schaeffler Group.
GKN Sinter Metals facilities in Emporium, Penn.; Manitowoc, Wisc.; Conover, N.C., and Bad Brueckenau, Germany were recognized with GM’s quality award, ranking the company among the top two percent of GM Powertrain’s North American suppliers and the top five percent of GM’s European suppliers.
The company’s U.S. locations provide GM with a range of powertrain products, including clutch plates, connecting rods, camshaft caps and main bearing caps. One of eight GKN Sinter Metals plants in Europe, Bad Brueckenau has supplied GM with automatic-transmission clutch plates since 2005.
GKN Sinter Metals also was one of only 16 companies selected from a group of more than 1,250 suppliers to receive Schaeffler’s prestigious Supplier of the Year award. The honor recognizes excellence in quality, reliability, competitive cost structures, service, innovation and global presence.
GKN supplies the Schaeffler Group with a wide range of engine and transmission components from plants in Germany, China, Italy and Brazil.
GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of more than 10,000 complex shape, high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 6,500 employees.
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the automotive, aerospace and land systems markets. Approximately 47,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 35 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP6.1 billion in the year to 31 December 2012.