GKN Sinter Metals rewarded by Chinese automotive customers
January 29, 2014
GKN Sinter Metals has won awards from three leading automotive customers in China. Volkswagen, GETRAG and Tanhas all recognized GKN’s operation in Danyang for the first time with their prestigious awards for consistent supplier quality.
Richard Lee, Sales Manager China, stated, “Receiving these awards is a great honour for GKN Sinter Metals Danyang. The key elements that enabled this milestone achievement are not only the long and close relationships to our customers, but also our fantastic team and the strong global network. We will continue to build strong relationships with our customers to achieve our strategic growth objectives.”
GETRAG (Jiangxi) Transmission Co., Ltd., is a market leader for transmission products in China and GKN has worked with the business since 2008. Thanks to its outstanding product quality, the Danyang facility was honoured with GETRAG’s CEO Special Award & Zero PPM 2013.
Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Dalian) Co., Ltd., awarded GKN Danyang the Excellent Supplier of Quality Award in recognition of the plant’s excellent quality performance in 2013 and the dedicated support over recent years. VWATD has been a GKN customer since 2010 and is the first wholly owned subsidiary outside of Germany to produce advanced dual-clutch automatic transmissions.
Tianjin Tanhas Technology Co., Ltd., also a customer of GKN since 2008, is the largest supplier of synchroniser systems in China with an annual production of more than 15 million pieces. Tanhas acknowledged the high quality and on-time delivery of GKN Danyang with its Excellent Quality Supplier Award 2013.
The Danyang facility was established in 2006, and supplies VW, GETRAG and Tanhas with 2.5 million synchroniser hubs annually, among other sintered transmission parts. Thanks to long-term partnerships and a focus on quality and communication with customers, GKN Sinter Metals China has managed to gain market share on a year-over-year basis and is now among the top five suppliers of the Chinese automotive Powder Metallurgy market.