GKN Sinter Metals Receives Three GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards
AUBURN HILLS, MI -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 -- GKN Sinter Metals'
focus on quality has been recognized with three Supplier Quality
Excellence awards from General Motors (GM) Powertrain. This
achievement means GKN Sinter Metals is within the top 2% of all GM
Powertrain suppliers in North America.
The awards, received at the 'GM Supplier Quality Excellence' awards
ceremony at GM Powertrain's headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan, were
given to GKN Sinter Metals Emporium Automotive (PA), Manitowoc, WI,
and Conover, NC locations.
GKN Sinter Metals supplies a range of powertrain products from these
three locations to General Motors. Emporium Automotive provides GM
with clutch plates and connecting rods; Manitowoc delivers main
bearing caps; and Conover builds aluminum camshaft caps for a number
of engine programs at GM.
Bob Willig, President of GKN Sinter Metals Americas Operations, says,
"This recognition by General Motors shows the commitment of our
dedicated employees to deliver quality products, and emphasizes our
goal to provide leading technology that helps move the world."
The award recognizes GM suppliers who have demonstrated the highest
levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months, and
winners must meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance
criteria along with cross-functional support of the entire GM
About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world's largest
producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior
delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive
technical expertise in design, testing and various process
technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of more than
10,000 complex shape, high strength products for automotive,
industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company's global
footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN
Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than
30 global locations and approximately 6,500 employees.
About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four
divisions; GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and
GKN Land Systems, which operate in the automotive, aerospace and land
systems markets. Approximately 47,000 people work in GKN companies
and joint ventures in more than 35 countries. GKN is listed on the
London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP6.1 billion
in the year to 31 December 2011.
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