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GKN announces top executive changes

14 September 2017


GKN to build new facility in Japan

7 September 2017

GKN Driveline has unveiled plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Tokoname City, Japan. The new site will replace an older plant, representing a substantial technological upgrade of GKN Driveline’s capability in the region, the company says.


GKN to reveal new electric axle concept at IAA

5 September 2017

A new electric axle concept will be revealed by GKN at the 67th Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA).


GKN records H1 profit before tax of US$516m

27 July 2017

GKN Group has reported half-year profit before tax (management basis) up 14% to GBP393m (US$516m) (2016: GBP344m), helped by currency.


GKN H1 2017 sales up 15% at GBP5,212m

26 July 2017


GKN launches VL3 CVJ system in new BMW 5 series

26 June 2017

GKN Driveline’s new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV joint) system has launched in its second application on the all-new BMW 5 Series.


GKN Driveline to expand its eDrive production facility in Bruneck

2 June 2017


Demand for eDrive prompts GKN expansion

2 June 2017

GKN driveline says that rising demand for electric and hybrid technology means that it will boost the size of its eDrive production hub by more than 60%.


GKN on prospects for torque vectoring

22 May 2017

Torque vectoring is an often heard term, rarely seen computer-controlled system used on cars to deliver just the right amount of power to each wheel in order to improve road grip, stability, handling and performance. GKN Driveline’s solution, known as Twinster, is available on a number of cars, including mainstream executive models like the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. As advanced torque vectoring systems are likely to appear on an even wider range of vehicles, just-auto/QUBE spoke to Ray Kuczera, Senior Vice President of Engineering, GKN Driveline.


GKN makes China JV global hub for eDrive

19 April 2017

China will become a global production hub for GKN’s electrified drivelines in 2018, when production of its latest eDrive technologies commences at its joint venture facility in Shanghai.


GKN supplies Opel Insignia AWD system

18 April 2017

GKN Driveline said its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system has entered series production with another major car manufacturer.


GKN supplies FCA Jeep Compass all-wheel drive disconnect system

17 March 2017

GKN announced it is supplying its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system developed for small to medium-sized vehicles for the redesigned Jeep Compass, launched at this month's Geneva motor show, the third FCA group model to have the technology.


75% of production cars launched at Geneva carry GKN systems

7 March 2017

UK-based Tier 1 supplier GKN Driveline has pointed out that some three-quarters of all production-ready cars cars launched at Geneva feature its component systems.


GKN creates new propshaft joint for Audi Q5

2 March 2017

GKN Driveline says it has created a new lightweight, high-speed propshaft joint for the all-new Audi Q5. It will be manufactured in Mexico to support Audi's factory there.


GKN and SDS commence AWD Disconnect production in China

16 February 2017

GKN Driveline’s Chinese joint venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small to medium-sized vehicles in China.


GKN Driveline unveils new US winter test facility

2 February 2017

GKN Driveline has opened a new cold-weather facility at the Smithers Winter Test Centre (SWTC) in Brimley, Michigan, giving the UK supplier, proving grounds for extreme conditions on three continents; Europe, Asia and North America.


GKN opens new winter test facility in Michigan

1 February 2017


GKN Driveline invests US$179m to expand US operations

21 December 2016

GKN driveline has announced that it will invest nearly US$179m to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment will occur over the next five years and will create 302 jobs.


GKN eyes small hybrid growth with e-axle module - Interview

9 December 2016

Peter Moelgg, Chief Executive of GKN Driveline’s eDrive and AWD business, tells just-auto about the company's expanding business opportunity with a new electric drive system for compact plug-in hybrid vehicles.


GKN supplies eAxle technology for BMW X1 in China

29 November 2016


GKN expands electric AWD program with BMW

29 November 2016

UK Tier 1 supplier GKN Driveline says it has continued its global electric axle (eAxle) drive partnership with the BMW Group, supplying eAxle technology for a plug-in hybrid version of the BMW X1 for the Chinese market.


GKN Sinter starts Germany additive manufacturing

14 November 2016

GKN Sinter Metals has started production using the additive manufacturing (AM) process for engine and transmission precision parts at its plant in Radevormwald, Germany.


GKN YTD 2016 sales increase 21%

26 October 2016


GKN develops electric-drive module for plug-in hybrid vehicles

19 October 2016


GKN lands another electric drive system deal

18 October 2016

GKN Driveline said it had developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug in hybrid vehicles destined for 2019 production for a "European vehicle manufacturer".


GKN develops complete edrive module for PHEVs

15 September 2016

GKN Driveline has developed a complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles. The system starts production in 2019 on a global platform from a European vehicle manufacturer.


GKN doubles AWD production capacity in China

29 July 2016

Growing global demand for GKN Driveline’s all-wheel drive (AWD) systems and expertise has led to the expansion of the company’s production capacity in China.


GKN H1 2016 global sales up 17%

26 July 2016


GKN Driveline expands capacity in Poland

6 July 2016

GKN Driveline is set to commence production at a new facility in Olesnica, South West Poland.


GKN UK appoints Anne Stevens as non-executive director

4 July 2016

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