GKN in China
In 1988, GKN was the first western company to invest in the automotive component industry in China.
Through almost 30 years’ investment and development of our capabilities, GKN now operates from 19 manufacturing locations in China, employing more than 8,000 people and serving a number of high growth markets including automotive, aerospace, and agricultural and construction. Located in Shanghai, GKN China Holding Co., Ltd serves as the regional headquarter and coordinates business activities and development for GKN in China.
GKN is a global engineering group. Approximately 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries.
Every day we drive the wheels of hundreds of millions of cars, we help thousands of aircraft to fly, we deliver the power to move earth and harvest crops, and we make essential components for industries that touch lives across the globe.
Welcome to the team - Hong Kong E-Prix
GKN is partnering with Panasonic Jaguar Racing in the FIA Formula E championship to apply our electrification expertise to the racetrack and build on our rich motorsport heritage.
We are working closely with the team to develop cutting-edge technology for the teams Formula E racer, the I-TYPE 2, focusing on the electrified drivetrain.
Season 4 of the FIA Formula E Championship opens with a double header in Hong Kong on the 2 & 3 December 2017.The circuit weaves through the harbor front of the central district of Hong Kong island, one of the most densely populated districts in the world.
The Hong Kong E-Prix marks the start of Panasonic Jaguar Racing’s second season in the championship, and they are returning with an exciting new driver line up. Nelson Piquet Jr., a former winner of the FIA Formula E Championship, will make his team debut on the grid in Hong Kong. Don’t forget to vote for Nelson or Mitch through Formula E’s innovative FanBoost feature to give them an extra boost of power during the race!
Our corporate responsibility
GKN China is committed to conducting its business with integrity, providing our employees with a safe working environment, minimising our impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate.