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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.


just-auto Plus only GKN YTD 2016 sales increase 21%

26 October 2016


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only GKN UK appoints Anne Stevens as non-executive director

4 July 2016


just-auto Plus only GKN Italy/Japan achieves eAxle production milestone

28 June 2016


GKN appoints Markus Schermann to eDrive business

28 June 2016

GKN Driveline has appointed Markus Schermann as senior director of product technology within its eDrive business.


Automotive Council aims for 60% UK content on cars

9 June 2016

The UK’s Automotive Council – a body that exists to strengthen co-operation between UK government and the UK automotive sector and set strategic direction – believes that the UK auto industry should be aiming to raise the UK content in UK-produced cars from the current level of around 41% average to 60%.


GKN Driveline on prospects for AWD and alternative powertrains – Q&A

2 June 2016

Driveline expert GKN recently increased its all-wheel drive (AWD) production footprint in Mexico. GKN Driveline's senior director, global AWD, Ed Kwon, explains the reasons for this investment, market prospects for AWD and opportunities that alternative powertrains bring.


GKN wins plug-in AWD axle deal

24 May 2016

A series of new C-segment vehicles will offer the option of adding plug-in electric all-wheel drive using GKN Driveline’s latest electric axle drive (eAxle) technology. The eAxle is an evolution of systems developed for hybrid supercars that use electric all-wheel drive to boost performance and efficiency.


GKN starts output at new Mexico facility

10 May 2016

GKN Driveline has started production at its new manufacturing facility, making propshafts, in Villagran, Mexico.


just-auto Plus only GKN starts metal powder production in China

26 April 2016


just-auto Plus only GKN Q1 2016 global sales up 12%

21 April 2016


GKN supplies Volvo S90 eAxle

18 April 2016

GKN Automotive is again supplying Geely's Volvo Cars with an eAxle system for a plug-in hybrid.


GKN VP discusses the Twinster AWD system on the Ford Focus RS - Q&A

18 April 2016

For the new Ford Focus RS, driveline expert GKN developed a new version of its Twinster torque vectoring all-wheel drive (AWD) system. GKN Driveline’s Vice President of Global Product Technology, Dr Ray Kuczera, explains what drivers need to know about the system.


just-auto Plus only GKN recognised with two PACE innovation awards in Detroit

13 April 2016


GKN brings PHEV to C-segment

14 March 2016

GKN Driveline said it was transferring hybrid technology from super sports cars into affordable compact vehicles, having developed an eAxle module that will enable C-segment vehicles to offer buyers a plug-in hybrid option with improved performance and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 50%.


GKN posts 2015 before-tax profit of GBP603m

24 February 2016

GKN has unveiled 2015 sales up 2% organically with profit before tax (management basis) of GBP603m (US$840m) (2014: GBP601m).


just-auto Plus only GKN Plc global sales up 2% in 2015

23 February 2016


GKN demonstrates electric torque vectoring tech

18 February 2016

GKN says automakers are test-driving its new torque-vectoring electric drive system that it claims will make hybrid vehicles more efficient and dynamic.


GKN Driveline supplies CVJ to BMW 7 Series

27 January 2016

GKN Driveline says its new lightweight VL3 constant velocity joint (CV Joint) system, which enables rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4kg of weight, has been selected by BMW to launch on the latest 7 Series.


just-auto Plus only GKN plc UK announces appointment of executive directors

12 January 2016


GKN Driveline CEO on maintaining AWD leadership (part 2)

7 December 2015

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the second part of that interview.


GKN Driveline CEO on maintaining AWD leadership (part 1)

30 November 2015

GKN Driveline’s new CEO, Phil Swash, talked with just-auto’s Calum MacRae to discuss the challenges of maintaining leadership in the AWD business and the potential opportunities the VW scandal presents to the automotive industry. Here’s the first part of that interview.


just-auto Plus only US: GKN Sinter Metals plans US$19.8m expansion of Conover facility

18 November 2015

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