GKN is an engineering company that designs, manufactures, and services systems and components for original equipment manufacturers. It operates in four segments: Aerospace, Automotive, Powder Metallurgy, and Wheels and Structures. 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; off-highway wheels and structural assemblies for agricultural, construction, mining, material handling, and automotive industries.

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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

Hans Büthker

Hans Büthker

Chief Executive Officer, GKN Automotive
Peter Dilnot

Peter Dilnot

Chief Executive Officer, GKN Aerospace
Craig Russell

Craig Russell

Chief Operating Officer (COO), GKN Aerospace
Gordon Pitman

Gordon Pitman

Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), GKN Aerospace
Russ Dunn

Russ Dunn

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

Julie Smyth

General Counsel – Legal, Risk and Compliance, GKN Aerospace
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GKN Office Locations

GKN has offices in Redditch, Birmingham, Filton, Hadley and in 81 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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GKN's revenue was reported to be £9.67 b in FY, 2017 which is a 9.6% increase from the previous period.
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GKN Operating Metrics

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Manufacturing Facilities (Aerospace)

33 62 55 52

Manufacturing Facilities (Driveline)

46 46 49 58

Manufacturing Facilities (Powder Metallurgy)

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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 AirPower Inc
Chassis Systems Limited (50%)
Drivetech Accessories Limited
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GKN Revenue Breakdown

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GKN revenue breakdown by business segment: 35.9% from GKN Aerospace, 52.5% from GKN Driveline and 11.6% from GKN Powder Metallurgy

GKN Cybersecurity Score

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GKN Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

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GKN News and Updates

GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics Inc. Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Next-generation eDrive Technology

eDrive systems leader GKN Automotive and power electronics specialist Delta Electronics Inc. begin strategic collaboration Milestone relationship will accelerate delivery of scalable, next-generation 3-in-1 eDrive systems New integrated eDrive systems currently in development will enter...

A Green Partnership: GKN Additive Enables Mass-production of Energy-efficient Industrial Burners for Kueppers Solutions

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- GKN Additive, a leader in the metal additive manufacturing (AM) market, and Kueppers Solutions, a specialist for industrial combustion technology, announced their strategic partnership today. By mass-producing highly energy-efficient...

GKN Powder Metallurgy erwirbt FORECAST 3D und erweitert die Kompetenzen der additiven Fertigung um Kunststoffe

Der US-amerikanische Kunststoffteileanbieter ergänzt durch seine 25-jährige Erfahrung mit Polymeren die modernen Produktionskapazitäten der additiven Fertigung von GKN und unterstützt damit deren Führerschaft in diesem stark wachsenden Markt LONDON, 22. Oktober 2019 /PRNewswire/ --...

GKN Powder Metallurgy Acquires FORECAST 3D, Expands Additive Manufacturing Capabilities to Include Plastics

LONDON, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Highlights GKN Powder Metallurgy, global producer of metal powder and parts, acquires leading plastic 3D printing company FORECAST 3D Companies join to deliver industrial 3D printing capabilities to more industries across a larger global footprint...

Melrose shares jump as GKN turnaround moves up a gear

Takeover specialist Melrose Industries this morning predicted the downturn in the global automotive industry will persist until at least the [...] The post Melrose share price gets a boost despite GKN job cuts and car industry warning appeared first on CityAM.

Facebook, Hughes start Colombian Wi-Fi service • Ariane 6 supplier GKN Aerospace cutting 1,000 jobs

Facebook has partnered with Hughes Network Systems to launch a satellite-enabled Wi-Fi hotspot service in Colombia. SpaceNews.com
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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 Hans Büthker, Peter Dilnot and Craig Russell.

  • How many employees does GKN have?

    GKN has 58,000 employees.

  • What is GKN revenue?

    Latest GKN annual revenue is £9.7 b.

  • What is GKN revenue per employee?

    Latest GKN revenue per employee is £166.7 k.

  • Who are GKN competitors?

    Competitors of GKN include ZYNP, Dana and Magellan Aerospace.

  • 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 81 other locations.

  • How many offices does GKN have?

    GKN has 91 offices.