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UK: GKN’s full year sales down 2.2% to US$10.8bn in 2014

25 February 2015


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

17 February 2015


UK: Porsche hybrid axle brings GKN 'technology partner' status

11 February 2015

Porsche has awarded GKN Driveline 'technology partner' status after the supplier developed an eAxle for the 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid.


CHINA: GKN Sinter Metals Danyang wins Excellent Supplier Award 2014

20 January 2015


CHINA: GKN wins Excellent Supplier Award & Zero PPM 2014 Award from Getrag

8 January 2015


US: New GKN Automotive HQ replaces a Michigan cinema

2 December 2014

GKN Automotive has moved into a new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills, Michigan.


US: GKN Automotive moves into new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills

2 December 2014


UK: GKN partners ADL to introduce low carbon bus fleets

25 November 2014


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Lexus concedes to Germany

14 November 2014

An intriguing yet realistic admission from the chief of Lexus Europe this week - the Germans can't be beat so the Toyota luxury brand will tussle for fourth place. Also some interesting comments on Lexus' lack of diesels - which is one reason why the Germans dominate.


UK: GKN says it has built first two-speed eAxle

12 November 2014

GKN says it has produced the industry's first two-speed eAxle, with the technology entering production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.


UK: BMW i8 has pioneering GKN two-speed eAxle

10 November 2014

GKN said it had produced the industry’s first two-speed eAxle which is being used on BMW's i8 plug-in hybrid sports car.


UK: GKN ramping up on hybrid tech for buses

4 November 2014

GKN Land Systems says it is ramping up production of a new hybrid technology for buses that it claims will enable operators to save fuel, reduce fares and make some routes more viable.


UK: GKN’s sales down 4.08% to US$2.89bn in Q3/2014

22 October 2014


CHINA: GKN expands invest US$13.99m to build facility at Danyang site

9 October 2014


UK: GKN develops "world's smallest all-wheel-drive disconnect system"

8 October 2014

GKN claims it has developed the world's first Disconnect All-Wheel Drive System for A-, B- and C-segment vehicle platforms and says it improves fuel economy during steady state cruising by up to 4%.


INTERVIEW: GKN all-wheel-drive technology update with Rob Rickell

7 October 2014

Interview with Rob Rickell, Senior Vice President Global Engineering, Principal Engineer, GKN plc. At the recent Paris Show, Calum MacRae caught up with him to discuss technology developments in the AWD market such as driveline disconnect and e-axles.


US: GKN Driveline begins expansion of Newton facility in North Carolina

15 September 2014


JAPAN: GKN Driveline opens new Tokyo customer support office

15 August 2014

GKN Driveline Japan, says it has opened a new customer support office in Toyota City.


MEXICO: GKN Driveline’s Villagran facility receives Ford’s Q1 certification for manufacturing excellence

4 August 2014


UK: GKN’s sales down 2% to US$6.04bn in H1/2014

30 July 2014

GKN's sales for the six months ended 30 June 2014 was down 2% to GBP3.56bn (US$6.04bn) compared with GBP3.64bn in the same period a year ago.


UK: GKN in deal to supply KERS flywheel tech on London buses

29 July 2014

GKN plc and the Go-Ahead Group have agreed a deal to supply a flywheel-based system to London buses that it is claimed will improve fuel efficiency by around 20%.


FRANCE/UK: GKN partners McPhy to boost solid state hydrogen storage deployment

23 July 2014


US/UK: Paccar honours GKN with Quality Achievement Award

1 July 2014


US: GKN Driveline to invest US$18m in Sanford and Mebane sites

20 May 2014


CHINA: GKN China receives Schaeffler Best Technical Cooperation award

12 May 2014


GERMANY: Continental to buy remaining Emitec shares

30 April 2014

Continental says it intends to purchase the outstanding shares in Emitec, to date a 50-50 joint venture co-owned by the German supplier and GKN for integration into its powertrain division.


UK: GKN receives funding to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions

24 April 2014


UK: GKN sales marginally up to US$3,206m

16 April 2014


UK: GKN Sinter Metals named premium supplier to Schaeffler and Continental

10 April 2014

GKN Sinter Metals has been named as a Premium Supplier by Schaeffler and Continental, which have been cooperating in purchasing since the start of 2009.


US: GKN Driveline to create 200 new jobs by 2018

9 April 2014

GKN Driveline says it is to expand its Newton, North Carolina, facility in Catawba County, creating more than 200 new jobs by the end of 2018 and investing more than US$100m.

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