It has been reported that GKN Sinter Metals plans to invest $19.8 million at its Conover facility in North Carolina, USA. The company plans to create 55 new manufacturing jobs in the next five years with the expansion of its state-of-the art Powder Metallurgy aluminium manufacturing plant.
“The expanded Conover facility will build on GKN’s aluminium and lightweight technology capabilities that deliver lightweight and more energy-efficient designs and products to our customers right from our plant in North Carolina,” stated Alan Taylor, Vice President of Aluminium Technologies for GKN Sinter Metals.
The GKN Sinter Metals plant makes camshaft caps and transmission ends that are used in General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler automobiles.
“Unique GKN developed Powder Metal Aluminium materials open up fascinating application opportunities for multiple industries, not just automotive; this investment ensures GKN and North Carolina lead in aluminium Powder Metallurgy technology,” added Taylor.