* Automotive market performing better than expected and
growth in aerospace being slightly slower than planned
* GKN says will outperform both civil aerospace and auto
* Will proceed to consult on the basis that GKN Yeovil will
close at the end of 2017 - GKN spokesman
Nov 17 British engineer GKN Plc said on
Thursday it would close its GKN Yeovil helicopter factory in
Somerset at the end of 2017 and cut several jobs at the site.