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366.90 GBp
Previous Close
369.00 GBp
Day High
368.20 GBp
Day Low
362.20 GBp
52 Week High
02/24/14 - 417.80 GBp
52 Week Low
10/16/14 - 281.10 GBp
Market Cap
6.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
5.9M
EPS TTM
0.30 GBp
Shares Outstanding
1.6B
EX-Date
08/13/14
P/E TM
12.3x
Dividend
9.00 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.44%
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gkn plc (GKN) Details

GKN plc engages in engineering business worldwide. Its Aerospace division manufactures integrated aerostructures, including wing/empennage and flight control surface assemblies and fuselage structures; fixed and rotating propulsion products for aircraft engines, fan cases, engine components, exhaust systems, and nacelles; transparencies comprising cockpit and cabin windows; and ice protection, fuel systems, and floatation devices. This division serves aircraft and engine prime contractors, and other tier one suppliers. The company's Driveline division develops and supplies automotive driveline systems and solutions, including constant velocity jointed systems, such as CV joints and sideshafts; all-wheel drive systems comprising propshafts, couplings, and final drive units; trans-axle solutions, which include open, limited slip, and locking differentials and electronic torque vectoring products; composite flywheel-based energy storage systems; and eDrive systems, such as electric rear axles, transmissions, and motors. Its Powder Metallurgy division manufactures sintered components for engines and transmissions, pumps, bodies and chassis, and compressors; metal powders; sintered bearings and filters; metal injection moulded components; and soft magnetic components for electric motors. The company’s Land Systems division designs, manufactures, and supplies electro-mechanical power management devices, such as electromagnetic brakes, flexible couplings, clutches, driveshafts, and gear technology; sensors, actuators, and controls; custom designed wheels of single-piece or multi-piece design for arduous applications; advanced structures and chassis systems for various vehicle types; and aftermarket parts and remanufacturing for passenger cars, commercial trucks, agricultural and construction vehicles, and industrial applications. GKN plc also provides engine liners to the truck market. GKN plc was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Redditch, the United Kingdom.

49,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/28/14

gkn plc (GKN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive, Executive Director, Chairman...
Total Annual Compensation: 1.4M GBP
Chief Executive of Automotive & Powder Metall...
Total Annual Compensation: 878.0K GBP
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

gkn plc (GKN) Key Developments

GKN plc Announces Retirement of Marcus Bryson from the Board with Effect from Close of Business on 31 December 2014

GKN plc confirmed the retirement of Marcus Bryson from the GKN Board with effect from close of business on 31 December 2014.

GKN to Supply Gyrodrive Electric Flywheel Hybrid Systems to Alexander Dennis

GKN has announced that it will supply 250 Gyrodrive electric flywheel hybrid systems to Alexander Dennis. Alexander Dennis will initially focus on introducing the low emission technology to bus fleets in London (United Kingdom) and Oxford (United Kingdom), but expects rapid deployment across the United Kingdom during the next few years. It will also work with GKN to develop the technology for international markets. The Gyrodrive system features a high-speed composite flywheel paired with a GKN EVO electric motor. This recoups braking energy, which is otherwise lost as heat. As the driver applies brakes, a traction motor fitted on one of the axles reduces the vehicle speed while simultaneously generating electricity. The electricity is then used to charge the flywheel spinning it at up to 36,000 rpm.

GKN plc Produces Two-Speed eAxle for Hybrids and EVs

GKN plc has produced the two-speed eAxle. The technology has entered production on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. GKN's two-speed eAxle also enables the motor and all its associated systems to be downsized, reducing mass and further increasing efficiency. eAxle technology enables automakers to produce "axle-split hybrids". A conventional or hybridised engine provides the primary power to either the front or rear wheels, with the other axle driven by an eAxle module. The technology responds intelligently to deliver an instant high-torque all-wheel drive experience, a useful pure electric range or a refined, efficient parallel hybrid mode. No other hybrid architecture offers such a strong combination of efficiency, traction, dynamics and packaging. Using a fixed ratio limits electric drives in terms of either acceleration or top speed as they must disconnect at certain speeds to prevent the motor overspinning. GKN's two-speed eAxle is the first to enable the electric drive to boost the vehicle's performance across its entire speed range. Designing the two-speed eAxle for a high-performance sports car application placed tight packaging requirements on GKN's development team. To achieve high torque density in a package that weighs just 27kg and measures less than 325mm by 562mm by 313mm, some remarkable design decisions were made. To make the system narrower, the shift mechanism sits on the input shaft instead of the intermediate shaft in the middle of the transmission. Even with the input shaft spinning at up to 11,400rpm, GKN's precise software control of the eMotor and the synchro-actuation achieves a smooth gearshift in all conditions.

 

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