"Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has" Margaret Meade, American cultural anthropologist (16 December 1901 – 15 November 1978).
Within Powder Metallurgy we are more than 7000 forward-thinkers striving to find solutions to the world’s problems. To us, change and innovation are an opportunity to make work more soulful and productive.
In the first part of our interview with Maurits van de Velde, we got a fascinating insight into the job of a young project engineer. As the interface between customer and production, Maurits follows new components consistently from the sample phase through to series production. In the second part of our interview we hope to learn more about Maurits’ normal working day: What is it actually like? And what role does creativity and innovation play in his life? We have the answers...Find out more
In his time at GKN, Maurits van de Velde has learned a thing or two about Powder Metallurgy (PM). For over a year, he has looked after customers in his capacity as project engineer from new parts enquiries to serial production. We met with Maurits to find out how he would define his role as the interface between a new product and the production process, and what makes PM a special process.Find out more
When he started working for GKN, Konstantin Reich used to drive 80 miles to the GKN plant in Bad Brückenau, Germany every Monday and didn't return home until the following Friday. Talking to his manager and the HR department about solutions to foster work-life balance, together they created a way for Konstantin to work partially from home while still participating in office interactions.Find out more
Christina Messner, Global Director Quality Systems, is already working in this kind of team on the Smart Quality project. We asked about her personal experience with managing virtual teams, and what Smart Quality project entails.Find out more
A traditional manufacturing company may seem out of place in the technology hub of Silicon Valley, but GKN fits right in while joining forces with RocketSpace and global start-up companies.Find out more
A company’s success in a progressive industry requires future-geared thinkers. Team members like Taylor Lacey, Quality Engineer, position GKN Powder Metallurgy for an innovative and prominent time to come.Find out more