AUBURN HILLS, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 10/23/13 -- General Motors recognizes GKN Sinter Metals quality with four Supplier Quality Excellence awards. The award-winning plants include three U.S. plants: Germantown, WI; St. Mary's/Kersey, PA; Conover, NC and Bad Brueckenau, Germany. This is the second year in a row that GKN has been one of a select few organizations to receive this award at multiple plants.
This achievement means GKN Sinter Metals is within the top 5% of all General Motor's global suppliers. The award recognizes GM suppliers who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months and winners must meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance criteria along with cross-functional support of the entire GM organization.
Chris Franks, President of GKN Sinter Metals Americas Operations, says, "These awards emphasize the quality of products our plants continue to produce, along with our dedication to providing our customers with excellent workmanship and solutions. Thank you to our employees for their efforts and commitment."
GKN Sinter Metals supplies GM with a range of products for engines, transmissions, and other vehicle components from these locations including: main bearing caps, aluminum camshaft caps and clutch plates.
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 complex shapes and 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 Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Approximately 48,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP6.9 billion in the year to 31 December 2012.
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