GKN is an engineering company that designs, manufactures, and services systems and components for original equipment manufacturers. It operates in three segments: Aerospace, Automotive, and Powder Metallurgy. The company provides aerospace systems and components for aircraft and engine manufacturers; electrified driveline systems and solutions for vehicle manufacturers; high precision metal solutions for automotive and industrial applications; power management products, systems and service solutions for industrial equipment manufacturers; etc.

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Parent CompanyMelrose
HQRedditch, GB
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GKN was founded in 1759 and is headquartered in Redditch, GB

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Key People/Management at GKN

David Paja

David Paja

Chief Executive Officer
Liam Butterworth

Liam Butterworth

Chief Executive Officer, GKN Automotive
Russ Dunn

Russ Dunn

Chief Technology Officer, Head of Strategy, GKN Aerospace
Julie Smyth

Julie Smyth

General Counsel – Legal, Risk and Compliance, GKN Aerospace
Krisstie Kondrotis

Krisstie Kondrotis

President - Defence, GKN Aerospace
Wil Logsdail

Wil Logsdail

Chief Information Officer, GKN Aerospace
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GKN Office Locations

GKN has offices in Redditch, Birmingham, Filton, Hadley and in 82 other locations
Redditch, GB (HQ)
Ipsley House
Birmingham, GB
Birmingham Business Park, 2100 The Crescent
Filton, GB
Golf Course Ln
Hadley, GB
Hadley Castle Works
London, GB
2nd Floor, 50 Pall Mall, St. James's
London, GB
4th Floor, 32 Dover St, Mayfair
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GKN Financials and Metrics

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GKN is a subsidiary of Melrose

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Manufacturing Facilities (Powder Metallurgy)


Parts Produced Yearly (Powder Metallurgy)

300 k
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GKN Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Tozmetal Ticaret Ve Sanayi ASJune 02, 2017
Fokker ServicesJuly 28, 2015€706 m
Volvo AeroMay 07, 2012£633 m
Stromag AGJuly 19, 2011£146 m
GKN Aerospace MonitorAugust 07, 2006
GKN Driveline Torque Technology KKOctober 06, 2002
AstechMay 09, 2002
Aerotron APower Inc
Cooperative Delivery of Retrokits (CDR) V.OF.
FAE Aerostructures SA de CV
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GKN Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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GKN News and Updates

Global Powder Metallurgy Market Report 2021, Featuring CRS Holdings, GKN Plc, Hoganas, JSC Polema, Liberty House Group and Molyworks Materials Corporation

Dublin, Nov. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Powder Metallurgy Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Titanium, Steel), By Process (MIM, PM HIP), By Application (Automotive, Oil & Gas), By End-use (OEM, AM Operators), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028" report has been …

GKN Hydrogen selected to be part of U.S. Department of Energy H2@Scale cooperative projects to help reach Hydrogen Shot

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN Hydrogen (GKN) is pleased to announce $1.7M of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office awarded to DOE's National...

GKN Aerospace and KTH to develop electric fan thruster

GKN Aerospace (Redditch, U.K.) and KTH (Stockholm, Sweden) — the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology — are jointly developing fan technology for smaller regional aircraft.

Insitu, GKN Aerospace and TNO Team Up to Develop Advanced Radar System for Integrator UAS

Responding to increasing needs for operational flexibility in the defense industry, Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, GKN Aerospace and TNO have jointly developed a distinctive multifunction imaging radar system for the Integrator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

Melrose warns chip shortages and rising costs are impacting its GKN business

Turnaround specialist Melrose Industries has warned over a hit to trading from worsening chip shortages and supply chain problems. The The post Melrose warns chip shortages and rising costs are impacting its GKN business appeared first on CityAM.

Vertical Aerospace Announces Partnership With GKN Aerospace

Vertical Aerospace today announces a development and production agreement with world-leading technology supplier GKN Aerospace, who will provide the electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) and aerostructures for the VA-X4.
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GKN Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was GKN founded?

    GKN was founded in 1759.

  • Who are GKN key executives?

    GKN's key executives are David Paja, Liam Butterworth and Russ Dunn.

  • How many employees does GKN have?

    GKN has 58,000 employees.

  • Who are GKN competitors?

    Competitors of GKN include Spirit AeroSystems, Dana and Linamar.

  • Where is GKN headquarters?

    GKN headquarters is located at Ipsley House, Redditch.

  • Where are GKN offices?

    GKN has offices in Redditch, Birmingham, Filton, Hadley and in 82 other locations.

  • How many offices does GKN have?

    GKN has 93 offices.