Strategy

We aim to create long term and sustainable shareholder value in the form of steadily growing earnings and dividends through the delivery of growth in sales and profits,and a strong return on invested capital.

Our five strategic objectives:

Leading in our chosen markets

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Leading in our chosen markets
GKN Aerospace holds market leading positions in aircraft structures, aero-engines and a range of aircraft systems

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.

Leveraging a strong global presence

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Leveraging a strong global presence
GKN Driveline is increasing production capacity in China

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.

Differentiating ourselves through technology

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Differentiating ourselves through technology
Developing strong positions in additive manufacturing across GKN

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

Driving operational excellence

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Driving operational excellence
Our Lean Enterprise model provides a framework for continous improvement across the Group

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.

Sustaining above market growth

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Sustaining above market growth

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 our markets.