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GKN Sinter Metals Receives Major Quality Awards In U.S. And Europe



      GKN Sinter Metals Receives Major Quality Awards In U.S. And Europe

PR Newswire

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 1, 2013

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN Sinter Metals has
received major automotive quality awards from General Motors and the
Schaeffler Group.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/DE05643LOGO)

Three GKN Sinter Metals plants in the United States were honored with GM
Supplier Quality Excellence awards by General Motors Powertrain. In Europe,
the company received a GM Quality of Excellence award as well as a Supplier of
the Year award from the Schaeffler Group.

GKN Sinter Metals facilities in Emporium, Penn.; Manitowoc, Wisc.; Conover,
N.C., and Bad Brueckenau, Germany were recognized with GM's quality award,
ranking the company among the top two percent of GM Powertrain's North
American suppliers and the top five percent of GM's European suppliers.

The company's U.S. locations provide GM with a range of powertrain products,
including clutch plates, connecting rods, camshaft caps and main bearing caps.
One of eight GKN Sinter Metals plants in Europe, Bad Brueckenau has supplied
GM with automatic-transmission clutch plates since 2005.

GKN Sinter Metals also was one of only 16 companies selected from a group of
more than 1,250 suppliers to receive Schaeffler's prestigious Supplier of the
Year award. The honor recognizes excellence in quality, reliability,
competitive cost structures, service, innovation and global presence.

GKN supplies the Schaeffler Group with a wide range of engine and transmission
components from plants in Germany, China, Italy and Brazil.

Editor's notes:
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.

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
2012.                                                                  

SOURCE GKN Sinter Metals

Contact: Company Contact: Darren Greene, Phone +1 248-375-4456, Email
Darren.greene@gknsintermetals.com; Media Contacts: Craig Miner or Larry Weis,
Phone: +1.248.647.8621, Email: cminer@usautocom.com or lweis@usautocom.com
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