GKN Sinter Metals Plant Delivers 50 Million Synchronizer Hubs

GKN Sinter Metals Plant Delivers 50 Million Synchronizer Hubs 
REDDITCH, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 --  GKN Sinter
Metals' state-of-the-art production facility in Bad Brueckenau,
Germany, has delivered its fifty-millionth synchronizer hub.  
Synchronizer hubs are the core product for the shifting mechanism in
all double clutch and manual transmissions. For over 20 years GKN
Sinter Metals has specialised in precision synchronizer hubs made by
conventional powder metallurgy technology, which has proven to be the
premier solution for this transmission component and has facilitated
improvements in performance while also reducing weight.  
GKN utilizes specialized high volume production processes with
streamlined manufacturing concepts and optimized workflows to produce
each synchronizer hub. Combining this process with a highly skilled
workforce has allowed GKN to provide flawless products to a number of
global automotive OEM and Tier1 customers for the past 20 years. "Our
ability to produce high quality parts for this period of time shows
that our employees pride themselves on the work they do and strive to
not only meet but exceed our customers' requirements," explains
Stefan Zeier, Plant Manager of the Bad Brueckenau plant. 
GKN also produces synchronizer hubs in its facilities in Danyang,
China; Hortolandia, Brazil; and Pimpri, India. GKN's goal is to build
on this success and aims to further expand production capacities and
technological expertise to strengthen its position as global market
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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