GKN Powder Metallurgy opens new customer centre in Bonn

July 18, 2019

GKN Powder Metallurgy opens new customer centre in Bonn
GKN Powder Metallurgy’s new customer centre in Bonn, Germany (Courtesy GKN Powder Metallurgy)

GKN Powder Metallurgy has opened a new customer centre in Bonn, Germany, at which customers and partners can receive support and training in all aspects of Powder Metallurgy and metal Additive Manufacturing. The opening is the third in a year which has seen the company launch customer centres in Danyang, China, and Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA. 

The customer center is expected to allow GKN Powder Metallurgy to host tailored visits for customers and business partners to meet their specific interests. Visitors to the site can also explore the integrated innovation showroom, with showcases featuring the full range of GKN Powder Metallurgy’s technology strategy, and take advantage of its spacious conference and training rooms for hands-on workshops.

“Today, emerging countries can manufacture products of the highest quality. This means we have to further accelerate innovation in Germany,“ stated Guido Degen, President Additive Manufacturing at GKN Powder Metallurgy. “Our experience centres are an ideal platform for intensifying partnerships with our customers and strengthening collaboration. By discussing specific business challenges and evolving industry trends, we can identify areas of growth potential together.”

“We have great confidence we’re heading in the right direction because we are working with the world’s most amazing companies,” added Peter Oberparleiter, CEO at GKN Powder Metallurgy. “We’re developing groundbreaking products with our customers, refining 3D printing processes with our partners like HP Inc. and EOS, and creating our own digital solutions driven by the collective ingenuity of our people. GKN Powder Metallurgy’s focus on innovation will allow us to strengthen our position in the market even more in the future. “

GKN Powder Metallurgy employs more than 500 people at its IATF 16949-certified production site in Bonn, which was founded in 1934. The facility currently produces 7.2 million parts are produced per week using conventional Powder Metallurgy and metal Additive Manufacturing. 

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