GKN Automotive moves into new regional headquarters for the Americas

December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

GKN Automotive has moved into its new regional headquarters for the Americas in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. The new facility is home to the company’s GKN Driveline and GKN Sinter Metals divisions.

In addition to serving as regional headquarters for GKN Driveline and GKN Sinter Metals, the new site also houses employees from GKN’s Land Systems and North American Services groups. GKN has more than 350 employees at the new 168,000 ft2 facility, announced in 2013. In addition to employees from the previous headquarters, GKN consolidated an additional 40 team members from its facility in Sterling Heights, Michigan.


GKN’s new regional headquarters for the Americas

GKN’s new headquarters complex provides state-of-the-art testing and validation equipment along with additional engineering design areas for driveline and sinter metal products. The new facility provides the company with an additional 20% more space for engineering and testing activities.

“Moving into the new facility is an important step in supporting our customers around the world,” stated Robert Willig, president, GKN Driveline Americas. “Automakers are looking for supplier partners that can support their business globally and also provide a technical advantage that will increase vehicle performance, improve vehicle efficiency and meet the end customer’s need for performance and functionality. Increasing our engineering resources in terms of equipment and talent will give GKN Driveline a significant competitive edge.”

Chris Franks, President, GKN Sinter Metals Americas, added, “Our new home is strategically located near many of our global customers and will give us access to the additional resources needed to provide world-class products and customer service. In addition, because we are centrally located in the heart of the automotive capital, we are well positioned to attract additional talent throughout the company.”

GKN Driveline is the world’s leading producer of automotive driveline components and systems including constant-velocity-joint, all-wheel-drive, trans-axle and electric-drive systems. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder-metal products.



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