GKN Sinter Metals supplies components for three engines named in Ward’s 10 Best Engines for 2013, including the:
Chrysler 3.6-liter Pentastar DOHC V-6 (Ram 1500)
General Motors 2.0-liter Turbocharged DOHC I-4 (Cadillac ATS)
Honda 3.5-liter SOHC V-6 (Honda Accord)
These engines contain a number of performance enhancing technologies from GKN Sinter Metals including Main Bearing Caps, Variable Valve Timing components, and Connecting rods. GKN products utilize unique material characteristics allowing for higher strength capabilities combined with lighter weight designs, enabling optimal performance and helping to reduce vehicle weights.
“GKN Sinter Metals would like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s award. It highlights the advancements taking place in engine technology. GKN is pleased to supply products to support these advancements using new innovations in powder metallurgy, “said Stuart Greidanus, Senior Vice-president, Global Sales and Marketing.
Ward’s 10 Best engines awards were presented by WardsAuto World publication at the North America International Auto Show on January 16th. Engines eligible for the award must be available in production for U.S. vehicles with a price below $55,000, no later than the first quarter of 2013.
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 employees.
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.