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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.


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only UK: GKN Driveline announces management changes

10 March 2015


just-auto Plus only US: GKN Driveline Americas appoints Sandra Bouckley as VP manufacturing engineering

4 March 2015


just-auto Plus only UK: GKN Automotive appoints Peter Moelgg as president of engineering

27 February 2015


just-auto Plus only UK: GKN’s full year sales down 2.2% to US$10.8bn in 2014

25 February 2015


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only CHINA: GKN Sinter Metals Danyang wins Excellent Supplier Award 2014

20 January 2015


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only US: GKN Automotive moves into new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills

2 December 2014


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only UK: GKN’s sales down 4.08% to US$2.89bn in Q3/2014

22 October 2014


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only 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.


just-auto Plus only 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.

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