GKN achieves Bosch Preferred Supplier Status

April 17, 2013

April 17, 2013

GKN Sinter Metals received Bosch’s preferred supplier status, on behalf of GKN plc, for the third consecutive year, a clear sign, states GKN, of the strength of the Group’s relationship with Bosch.


Herbert Rainer (right) Bosch Key Account

GKN Sinter Metals accepts the certificate

from Ruben Holste (left) Bosch Purchasing

Automotive Business

Bosch assigns this status to suppliers with a continually outstanding performance level, based on four main criteria; quality, costs, reliability and innovation drive.

GKN and Bosch have shared a close business relationship that goes back over 40 years and have worked together on a large number of engineering and development projects. Since 1995, GKN Sinter Metals has provided sintered parts to Bosch, serving all business areas. The product range covers automotive, industrial and consumer applications supplied from GKN Sinter Metals plants all over the world, including brake components, steering system components, hydraulic components and sinter bearings.

Primarily GKN Sinter Metals focused on providing conventional sintered components for Bosch, however it is now utilising the broader technology scope that GKN Sinter Metals offers, from engine components made by Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) to porous metal filter parts for the chemical industry.

Roland Pahl, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Europe and Asia Pacific, stated, “We are delighted about the trust that Bosch, as one of our global key customers, has placed in our engineering skills, production plants and technical capabilities. This is another milestone on our long-term partnership and we look forward to working with Bosch in the future.”



Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

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