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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.


GKN starts metal powder production in China

26 April 2016


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.


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).


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.


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.


US: GKN Sinter Metals plans US$19.8m expansion of Conover facility

18 November 2015


GKN develops new CV joint system

12 November 2015

GKN Driveline has developed a new family of lightweight constant velocity joint (CV joint) systems that enable rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4kg of weight. Higher performance drivelines with less rotating mass are a key element in auto industry CO2 reduction strategies.


US: GKN receives Silver Performance Award 2015 from Johnson Controls

2 November 2015


MEXICO: GKN Driveline breaks ground on Mexico expansion

19 October 2015

GKN Driveline is developing a new manufacturing facility in Villagran, Mexico, to introduce premium propshaft production in the country for a range of automaker customers. It says the facility will accommodate Mexico's burgeoning automotive sector and the broader growth in demand for all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles in the Americas.


MEXICO: GKN Driveline breaks ground for new manufacturing facility in Villagran, Mexico

16 October 2015


US: GKN Driveline to expand Mebane distribution centre in North Carolina

14 October 2015


JAPAN: GKN Driveline appoints Adam Touhig as president

5 October 2015


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Frankfurt BMW presser to remember

18 September 2015

Frankfurt. Lots of new cars to read about. Lots of industry news to be told. So what did you ghouls read most? Natch, the report about the poor old BMW chief keeling over at their press conference, of course.


FRANKFURT: GKN lauds ever-decreasing CO2 from auto sector

18 September 2015

GKN says the automotive sector has performed exceptionally well in its contribution to lowering CO2 emissions as speculation centres on whether or not the European Commission could introduce yet tougher regulation.


FRANKFURT: GKN cites driver experience

17 September 2015

GKN says despite the undoubted swift progress in moving to autonomous vehicles, there will still be room in the market for brands which address the desire for driving experiences. Despite the seemingly relentless march to autonomous drive - a major theme of this year's Frankfurt IAA 2015 show - GKN nonetheless points to its technology as being able to enhance the pleasure of simply being behind a car wheel.


GERMANY: GKN displays new eAxle system at IAA 2015

15 September 2015

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