GKN Sinter Metals Receives Three GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards

Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST

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  AUBURN HILLS, MI, Jan 28 (Marketwire) -- 
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

    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.


Darren Greene 

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