GKN Driveline and the SMMT's 2013 Innovation Award - Shortlist of Contenders

 GKN Driveline and the SMMT's 2013 Innovation Award - Shortlist of Contenders

  PR Newswire

  REDDITCH, England, October 3, 2013

REDDITCH, England, October 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The shortlist of contenders for the 2013 SMMT Award Automotive Innovation
supported by GKN Driveline, is published today. Partnered by the global
engineer for the third year running, the Award is a celebration of the UK's
leading edge capabilities in automotive design and engineering by identifying
exceptional innovations which have the potential to transform the industry.

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The shortlist, announced by the SMMT today, will have to present their
innovations in front of a judging panel including; Dave Salt, Chief Engineer,
GKN Driveline, Jim Higginbotham, Managing Director, Large Corporate and
Special Asset Finance, Lombard, John Laughlin, Programme Manager - Low Carbon
Vehicles, Technology Strategy Board, Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive and
Robert Lea, Industrial Editor, The Times.

The winner will be announced by Nigel Stein, GKN CEO at the SMMT Annual Dinner
in London on 26th November 2013.

"Engineering Innovation is at the heart of GKN" Nigel Stein, GKN CEO
"Sponsoring the SMMT award gives us an opportunity to support UK innovations
shaping the future of the Automotive Industry"

"This year's shortlist represents the diversity of the UK Automotive Industry"
Dave Salt GKN Driveline Chief Engineer UK "reviewing the projects and helping
find this year's winner is a challenge that I am really looking forward to."

Details of the shortlist can be found on http://www.smmt.co.uk/aai

About GKN Driveline

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 22 countries at 56 locations
employing 22,000 people.


About the GKN Group

GKN plc is a global engineering business serving mainly the automotive,
aerospace and land systems markets. It has operations in more than 32
countries, around 48,000 employees in subsidiaries and joint ventures and had
sales of £6.9 billion in the year to 31 December 2012. GKN plc is listed on
the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN).


Contact: Company contact: Hannah Chatterley, GKN Driveline, Tel:
+44-1527-533660, Email: hannah.chatterley@gkndriveline.com; Media contact -
UK: Simon Pearson, Tel: +44-207-861-3158, Mobile: +44-7836-744-192, Email:
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