GKN Driveline Receives Three 2012 World Excellence Awards From Ford
REDDITCH, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 -- GKN
Driveline has received three awards at Ford's 15th annual World
Excellence Awards, Ford's highest recognition for suppliers around
the globe. The World Excellence Awards recognize suppliers who not
only achieve the highest level of cost competitiveness, quality and
delivery, but also acknowledge the diverse cultures, values and ideas
of the thousands of individuals they employ. GKN was the only company
honored with three awards at the ceremony, which was held at Ford's
Global Headquarters in Dearborn Michigan and attended by executives
from Ford Motor Company and their top suppliers.
Two GKN Driveline plants were honoured with World Excellence Awards,
GKN Driveline Newton and Shanghai GKN (SDS). GKN Driveline Newton
received the 'New Consumer Focused Technology' award for its on-going
work with Ford on the development and global roll-out of a new
size-optimized, highly efficient power transfer unit (PTU) program.
This PTU is fitted on a wide variety of Ford models across the globe
to transform a front-wheel drive based vehicle into all-wheel drive.
Shanghai GKN (SDS) ranked in the top ten percent of qualified
suppliers and received a Silver award for its contribution to Ford in
GKN also received a special award, called 'Go Further,' that
recognizes suppliers who demonstrate a mindset and continuous pursuit
of excellence in the face of unforeseen business challenges.
Andrew Reynolds-Smith, CEO of GKN Automotive, commented: "GKN and
Ford have partnered globally for many years and we are extremely
proud to receive this recognition. As Ford continues to grow around
the world, especially in all-wheel drive, GKN is poised to grow with
GKN is uniquely positioned as a global supplier of advanced driveline
solutions. GKN's focus on efficiency, weight reduction, performance
and system integration of the complete driveline is unrivalled in the
GKN plc (LSE: GKN) is a global engineering group -- our technologies
and products are at the heart of vehicles and aircraft produced by
the world's leading manufacturers. GKN operates four divisions: GKN
Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and GKN Land Systems.
Approximately 50,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures
in more than 30 countries. We harness our considerable technology and
manufacturing resources to supply the highest quality systems,
structures, components and services.
GKN Driveline is the world's leading supplier of automotive driveline
components and systems. As a global company serving the world's
leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and
supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline components -- for
use in the smallest ultra low-cost car to the most sophisticated
premium vehicle demanding the most complex driving dynamics.
GKN Driveline is a leading global producer of CVJ Systems, AWD
Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 23
countries at 57 locations employing approximately 22,000 people.
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