About GKN

GKN is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by road or air almost anywhere in the world it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world.

We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to better in everything we do.

GKN at a glance

GKN Group
GKN Group
GKN Driveline
GKN Driveline
GKN Aerospace
GKN Aerospace
GKN Powder Metallurgy
GKN Powder Metallurgy
Additional businesses
Additional businesses

GKN Group

A network of more than 58,000 employees across over 30 countries at the forefront of technology, engineering innovative solutions that help our customers stay ahead.

£9,414m Sales
58,200 Employees
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GKN Driveline

The leading tier one supplier of automotive driveline systems and solutions to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers.

£4,216m Sales
28,100 Employees
Learn more about Driveline

GKN Aerospace

A leading tier one supplier of aerostructures, engine products and systems and electrical wiring systems to the global aerospace industry.

£3,423m Sales
17,950 Employees
Learn more about Aerospace

GKN Powder Metallurgy

The world’s largest manufacturer of sintered components and a leading producer of metal powder.

£1,032m Sales
6,900 Employees
Learn more about GKN Sinter Metals Learn more about Hoeganaes

Our strategic objectives

We aim to succeed in the long term by being selective and the best at what we do. 

Within our chosen markets we focus our activities and work in partnership with our customers to deliver the most innovative and high quality products and systems.

GKN is an international business serving our customers through a global footprint of manufacturing sites. 

By further developing our geographic spread, we will continue to expand into growing markets and build long-lasting and mutually beneficial customer relationships that increase our market share.

GKN delivers innovative technologies that help our customers stay ahead in their markets and enable us to maintain our competitive edge, ensuring we remain leaders in higher value markets. 

We work with our customers to develop new technologies, driven by global trends such as fuel efficiency, the low-carbon agenda, electrification, urbanisation and population growth.

We have a strong culture of safety and operational excellence and, through continuous improvement processes, we focus on delivering exceptional quality and customer service. 

At the same time, we aim to be an employer of choice with a high performance culture, motivated people and outstanding leaders.

We believe that growth, at a manageable rate, is essential to the creation of shareholder value.

Market leadership, global presence, innovative technology and operational excellence combine to help deliver growth above the level of our markets.

Our global footprint

Our global footprint

Across six continents GKN is making a difference to people’s lives in almost every corner of the world. We have more than 160 manufacturing facilities, service centres and offices in over 30 countries.

Our global customers need the support of a global network, they need their partners to operate in close proximity to their operations so we can work in partnership developing new technologies and building long lasting relationships.

Global network map

History

History

The story of GKN was forged in the first fires of the Industrial Revolution.

We are incredibly proud of our long history. For more than 250 years we have welcomed change and never been afraid to innovate. Explore our interactive timeline to find out how a single ironworks in south Wales has become the global engineering group GKN is today.

Our history timeline

Culture

Culture

At GKN our culture is summarised by a simple set of principles known as the GKN DNA.

Our DNA is at the heart of our business.  It guides our day-to-day behaviour, underpins what we do, how we behave and ensures we do business in the right way. 

Find out more about the culture at GKN