GKN Sinter Metals presented with ‘Perfect Quality’ awards

March 25, 2014

Nexteer, one of the world’s top five global suppliers of steering systems, has jointly awarded GKN Sinter Metals plants in Salem, USA, and Bonn, Germany with the company’s ‘Perfect Quality 2013’ award. The award identifies companies setting the standard of exceptional quality performance among Nexteer’s supplier community.


James McConnel, Advanced Supplier Quality Engineer,

Nexteer (Middle) hands over the award to the

Salem plant team

“We are delighted to receive this award from our valued customer Nexteer, and by the outstanding performance and passion for quality that our plants are providing to our customers,” stated Stuart Greidanus, GKN’s Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Sinter Metals.

“This award recognizes what can be achieved through collaboration with our customers, a focus on quality and global operational excellence. These attributes are fundamental to our success,” added Greidanus.

Nexteer Automotive has global headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan, USA, and operates twenty manufacturing plants around the world.

GKN’s Salem plant has been supplying power steering rotors to Nexteer’s USA facility in Saginaw Michigan for more than a decade. In addition, three more GKN Sinter Metals plants in the USA deliver pump rings, EPS pulleys and steering column components to Nexteer in Mexico, India and China.

GKN in Bonn supplies the Nexteer facility in Tychy, Poland, one of its long-term customers, with steering adjustment components.



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