GKN Powder Metallurgy expands in China

October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

GKN Powder Metallurgy has announced that it is investing £8.7 million to build a new production facility at its Danyang site in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China. The company also announced that its new facility in Yizheng, Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China, which began construction in 2012, has now been officially opened.

Construction work at Danyang is scheduled for completion in September 2015. The existing Danyang facility, established in March 2006, produces highly engineered Powder Metallurgy (PM) parts primarily for automotive engines and transmissions. In addition its powder mixing facilities provides metal powders for the Danyang site and the wider Chinese PM market.

GKN Powder Metallurgy’s Yizheng facility produces small precision parts mainly for automotive applications in engines and chassis. By the end of 2014 around 80 people will be employed at the site.

Since entering the Chinese market in 2006 GKN Powder Metallurgy claims to have gained market share each year and is now in the top five suppliers to the Chinese automotive PM market.

Nigel Stein, Chief Executive of GKN plc, stated, “The expansion of our production capability in China is a reflection of our commitment to expanding our global footprint and meeting the needs of our customers. Both facilities have been built to the highest standard and will allow us to better serve our customers in China and the wider Asia Pacific area. It also represents an important expansion of GKN’s long-established presence in China.”

Ceremonies held to mark both occasions were attended by senior members of GKN, including Nigel Stein, CEO of GKN Powder Metallurgy Peter Oberparleiter, Deputy Consul General of British Consulate General Shanghai Matthew Forbes, the Counsellor of British Embassy China Dr Mark Wareing, and senior government officials of Danyang, Yangzhou and Yizheng, including the Mayor of Danyang KeKe Chen, the Deputy Mayor of Yangzhou LingJun Kong and the Party Secretary of Yizheng Xi Cheng.


GKN Chief Executive Nigel Stein speaking at the Danyang ceremony 



Powder Metallurgy Review magazine:

Your email address:

Useful links: Download PM Review magazine | News headlines | Browse articles 

October 15, 2014

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.


Browse the archive


Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link