AUBURN HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - GKN Sinter Metals' focus on quality has been recognized with three Supplier Quality Excellence awards from General Motors (GM) Powertrain. This achievement means GKN Sinter Metals is within the top 2% of all GM Powertrain suppliers in North America.
The awards, received at the 'GM Supplier Quality Excellence' awards ceremony at GM Powertrain's headquarters in Pontiac, Michigan, were given to GKN Sinter Metals Emporium Automotive (PA), Manitowoc, WI, and Conover, NC locations.
GKN Sinter Metals supplies a range of powertrain products from these three locations to General Motors. Emporium Automotive provides GM with clutch plates and connecting rods; Manitowoc delivers main bearing caps; and Conover builds aluminum camshaft caps for a number of engine programs at GM.
Bob Willig, President of GKN Sinter Metals Americas Operations, says, "This recognition by General Motors shows the commitment of our dedicated employees to deliver quality products, and emphasizes our goal to provide leading technology that helps move the world."
The award recognizes 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 organization.
About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world's largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of more than 10,000 complex shape, high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company's global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 6,500 employees.
About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has four divisions; GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy, GKN Aerospace and GKN Land Systems, which operate in the automotive, aerospace and land systems markets. Approximately 47,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 35 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of GBP6.1 billion in the year to 31 December 2011.