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GERMANY: GKN Powder Metallurgy to showcase future PM innovations at IAA 2015

14 September 2015


THE WEEK THAT WAS: On the F-Pace

11 September 2015

Lots happening in the autobiz this week and the excitement building as we head into Frankfurt show media week is palpable. Hence full pictures - at last - of Jaguar's F-Pace SUV, a story that attracted lots of attentions from just-auto readers this week.


UK: JLR and GKN show off innovative EV ideas

9 September 2015

Tata Motors' luxury vehicle unit Jaguar Land Rover revealed some of the new and innovative low and zero emission powertrain technologies it is researching at this year’s CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event. Three Concept_e research demonstrators showcased the research which includes a new unique high performance, modular electric drive module (eDM) developed in-house.


US: GKN expands NC driveline facility

28 August 2015

GKN Driveline has opened its expanded Newton facility in Catawba County, North Carolina, following a US$100m investment creating around a 25% increase in manufacturing floor space to accommodate anticipated increases in geared driveline technology production.


INDIA: GKN’s Sinter Metals Plant in Pimpri receives Ford’s Q1 Award

3 August 2015


POLAND: GKN Driveline announces first phase of expansion of operations

3 August 2015


UK: GKN’s sales increase 1% to GBP3.62bn in H1/2015

29 July 2015


UK: GKN announces management changes

29 July 2015


US: GM appoints Barry Engle as EVP, president of South America

29 July 2015


THAILAND: GKN Driveline starts AWD facility

16 July 2015

GKN Driveline has opened its new AWD manufacturing facility in Thailand.


US: GKN Automotive develops advanced driveline technology

26 June 2015


US: GKN Automotive opens new regional headquarters for Americas

26 June 2015


UK: GKN develops flywheel hybrid system for Audi Sport

16 June 2015

GKN has said that its "Hybrid Power's Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid energy storage system" helped power the hybrid Audi R18 e-tron quattro to third place at the weekend's Le Mans 24 Hours, the fourth consecutive podium result for the technology with Audi Sport.


TURKEY: GKN Driveline expands in Turkey

29 May 2015

GKN Driveline says it has expanded production capacity at its Eskisehir plant in Turkey to meet growing demand from automakers located in the country.


GERMANY: Continental now owns 100% Emitec 100%

28 May 2015

Following an earlier announcement of intent, Continental has now acquired GKN's 50% stake in their joint venture Emitec Emission Control Technologies.


BRAZIL: GKN Driveline wins Toyota’s South America Supplier Quality Excellence Award

21 May 2015


UK: GKN Driveline opens new engineering facility

30 April 2015

GKN Driveline has opened an engineering facility at Mira Technology Park to test and develop driveline technologies of the future.


UK: GKN opens MIRA driveline test facility

30 April 2015

GKN Driveline has opened an engineering facility at MIRA Technology Park in the UK to test and develop driveline technologies.


CHINA: GKN Driveline to design, develop and manufacture AWD system

24 April 2015


US: GKN Automotive wins Automotive News PACE award

22 April 2015


UK: GKN Automotive China JV to spend US$850m expanding

21 April 2015

The Chinese joint venture between GKN Automotive and Huaya Automotive is spending US$850m over the next five years to meet growing demand for the company’s driveline systems, all-wheel drive (AWD) and hybrid technology.


CHINA: GKN claims another global AWD first

21 April 2015

Following on from last week's claim it had become the first Tier One supplier to deliver a complete all wheel drive (AWD) system to a vehicle manufacturer, UK based GKN Driveline said it had become the first global Tier One supplier to design, develop and manufacture a complete all-wheel drive (AWD) system in China.


CHINA: GKN to showcase automotive technologies at Auto Shanghai 2015

16 April 2015


UK: GKN claims world first for integrated FCA AWD system

14 April 2015

UK based GKN Driveline on Tuesday announced it had become the first Tier One supplier to deliver a complete all wheel drive (AWD) system to a vehicle manufacturer.


CHINA: GKN Driveline expands China capacity

24 March 2015

GKN Driveline says it has nearly tripled its manufacturing capacity at its Chongqing plant in China to support the expansion plans of the company's car manufacturer customer base.


ANALYSIS: UK automotive supplier industry perks up

19 March 2015

There are signs of a revival in the UK automotive supplier industry, but a sense of perspective is needed, says Dave Leggett.


INTERVIEW: GKN's eAxle all-wheel-drive technology with Rob Rickell

13 March 2015

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. GKN has just publicised its involvement with the Porsche 918 programme, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss this and other developments.


UK: GKN Driveline announces management changes

10 March 2015


US: GKN Driveline Americas appoints Sandra Bouckley as VP manufacturing engineering

4 March 2015


UK: GKN Automotive appoints Peter Moelgg as president of engineering

27 February 2015

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