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Awards

Awards from customers, business partners and other organisations we work with are highly valued at GKN and we take great pride in these achievements. 

Regional Quality Award (Japan)
Regional Quality Award (Japan)
Regional Quality Award (Japan)

GKN Sinter Metals has been recognized by Jatco with the Regional Quality Award for efforts in the supplier’s Japanese business. Each year, Jatco awards companies that produce over a 15 month period with a defect rate of zero parts per million (PPM). GKN’s 2017 Quality Award is the first of its recognition from Jatco. Jatco, a tier-one automotive supplier and manufacturer of automotive transmissions, has partnered with GKN since 2009.

Recognition for the Values Partner Award 2017
Recognition for the Values Partner Award 2017
Key Supplier Award
Key Supplier Award
Key Supplier Award

The award highlights the excellent quality and delivery performance from different GKN plants as well as the good development partnership on new projects.

Perfect Quality Award - 2017
Perfect Quality Award - 2017
Perfect Quality Award - 2017

GKN Sinter Metals has been recognized by Nexteer Automotive with a Perfect Quality Award. Nexteer acknowledges companies that supply products with zero defects over a 12 month period. This is the first recognition from Nexteer for GKN's Salem location.

Supplier Award
Supplier Award
Supplier Award - 2017

GKN Sinter Metals has received the Best Supplier Award for its quality performance by Somfy, the global market leader in automatic awnings and shutters for buildings. Over recent years, GKN has been a key supplier for Somfy's manufactured shutters. The award recognizes the outstanding performance of GKN Sinter Metals' site in Bruneck, Italy which manufactures high-class planetary gears and components for Somfy´s electrical shutter motors. Since 2014, GKN Sinter Metals Bruneck has shipped over 75 million parts and components with a defective rate of below 10 ppm, which highlights the precision, reliability and cost effectiveness achieved with sinter metal technology in industrial applications.

Best Supplier Award - Category Quality - 2017
Best Supplier Award - Category Quality - 2017
Best Supplier Award - Category Quality - 2017

Receiving this award for sustained high quality and delivery reliabilty marks the positive outcome of a demanding supply situation. Over the past 4 year,s GKN´s business with ThyssenKrupp Bilstein grew in an unexpected way by more than 60% and required a dedicated management to ensure both, meeting high quality standards and reliable delivery.

Best in Support Role - Growing Business Together - 2017
Best in Support Role - Growing Business Together - 2017
Best in Support Role - Growing Business Together - 2017

The award recognizes GKN Sinter Metals' capability to act as a strong engineering partner. Together with the customer, GKN engineers developed a new generation of Pistons and Base Valves for shock absorbers that required the capability to manufacture at extremely close tolerances that haven´t been realised before.

PACE Award 2016
PACE Award 2016
Supplier Quality Excellence award - 2017
Supplier Quality Excellence award - 2017
Supplier Quality Excellence award - 2017

GKN Sinter Metals' locations in Gallipolis, Ohio and Germantown, Wisconsin were recognized by GM with the 2016 Supplier Quality Excellence Award. GM chose GKN Sinter Metals for the recognition due to a strong commitment in quality excellence.

Large Employer of the Year Award – 2016
Large Employer of the Year Award – 2016
Platinum supplier of Caterpillar - September 2016
Platinum supplier of Caterpillar - September 2016
Design Excellence Award – 2016
Design Excellence Award – 2016
Airbus Supplier Awards – 2016
Airbus Supplier Awards – 2016
Q1 certification for manufacturing excellence
Q1 certification for manufacturing excellence
Supplier Award – 2015
Supplier Award – 2015
Dewar Trophy Award – 2015
Dewar Trophy Award – 2015
Green Innovation
Green Innovation
Eco Innovation of the Year – June 2015
Eco Innovation of the Year – June 2015
Accredited Member - June 2015
Accredited Member - June 2015
Toyota South America Supplier Quality Excellence – May 2015
Toyota South America Supplier Quality Excellence – May 2015
Performance Review Institute (PRI) Nadcap accreditation – May 2015
Performance Review Institute (PRI) Nadcap accreditation – May 2015
Automotive News PACE Award – April 2015
Automotive News PACE Award – April 2015
DANA Best Quality Supplier Award – February 2015
DANA Best Quality Supplier Award – February 2015
GETRAG Award – January 2015
GETRAG Award – January 2015
2014 Tianjin Tanhas Excellent Supplier – January 2015
2014 Tianjin Tanhas Excellent Supplier – January 2015
World Excellence Awards
World Excellence Awards
GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards (SQEA) – December 2014
GM Supplier Quality Excellence Awards (SQEA) – December 2014
Innovation in Composites Design
Innovation in Composites Design
Innovative Lawyers 2014
Innovative Lawyers 2014
Best Audit and Risk Disclosure
Best Audit and Risk Disclosure
Award of distinction
Award of distinction
Excellent Supplier of Quality Award
Excellent Supplier of Quality Award
CEO Special Award & Zero PPM 2013
CEO Special Award & Zero PPM 2013
Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process
Bronze Level Supplier Quality Excellence Process
2013 Horners Award
2013 Horners Award
Outstanding Quality and Delivery Performance
Outstanding Quality and Delivery Performance
World’s top five suppliers of steering systems
World’s top five suppliers of steering systems
Quality Achievement Award 2013
Quality Achievement Award 2013
Excellent Quality Supplier Award 2013
Excellent Quality Supplier Award 2013
Deal of the year award
Deal of the year award
Supplier Excellence
Supplier Excellence
Supplier of the year
Supplier of the year
British Company of the Year
British Company of the Year
Supplier Elite Award
Supplier Elite Award
Preferred Supplier
Preferred Supplier
Safety Award
Safety Award