GKN Sinter Metals wins GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award

November 27, 2012

November 27, 2012

A leading global producer of Powder Metallurgy components, GKN Sinter Metals, has won a prestigious General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award. This significant achievement means GKN Sinter Metals is within the top 5% of all GM’s European suppliers and within the top 7% of its global suppliers.


Thomas Simon, Vice President Opel Vauxhall

Quality (right) and Stefan Zeier, Plant

Manager GKNSinter Metals Bad Brückenau


The award, received at the ‘GM Supplier Quality Excellence’ awards ceremony in Rüsselsheim, Germany, in November, was given to the GKN Sinter Metals plant in Bad Brückenau, one of eight European GKN Sinter Metals locations. GKN Bad Brückenau has provided GM in Strasbourg with a range of clutch plates for automatic transmissions since 2005.

The award recognises GM suppliers who have demonstrated the highest levels of quality performance over the previous 12 months and winners must meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance criteria along with cross-functional support of the entire GM organisation.

Stefan Zeier, Plant Manager of GKN Sinter Metals Bad Brückenau, stated, “We are proud to be honoured by General Motors for quality excellence in our plant. Highly qualified and exceptionally dedicated employees, as well as technical leadership, have considerably contributed to this award. We are committed to continuing on this path and making every effort to maintain our top quality production standards and developing our relationship with GM.”

Tata Motors recognises GKN Sinter Metals quality excellence


Prakash Telang, Managing Director of Tata

Motors (right) and Diwan Prafulla, Sales

Director India of GKN Sinter Metals (left)

GKN Sinter Metals Indian subsidiary, GKN Sinter Metals Pvt. Ltd. in Pimpri, was also recently honoured with the “Excellence in Quality” award by Tata Motors during its Annual Vendors Meeting.

“This award is a big step in our efforts to achieve zero defects and will further strengthen our relationship with Tata globally, including Jaguar Land Rover,” Stated Diwan Prafulla, Sales Director India of GKN Sinter Metals.

Tata Motors is currently supplied by GKN with an extensive range of products related to engine and transmission systems, not only for the famous Tata Nano but also for commercials trucks and busses.


Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]   

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