Bruneck, Italy (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
GKN Sinter Metals is proud to announce that it was one of 16 companies selected from Schaeffler Group’s over 1,250 suppliers to receive the Supplier of the Year award. The award honors the best global suppliers based on excellence in quality, reliability, competitive cost structures, service, innovation and global presence. The award was handed out on October 8th at Schaeffler’s supplier conference held at their headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Peter Mölgg, President, European & Asia Pacific Operations; Roland Pahl, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Europe & Asia Pacific; Christian Reimann, Key Account, Schaeffler Group were on hand to receive the award for GKN.
“GKN is excited to be included in this prestigious group. This award is a clear testimonial that we are executing well on our mission to gain the acknowledgement, trust and satisfaction of our customers and that our leading technology is more and more recognized via the products we deliver to our customers,” Peter Mölgg, President European & Asia Pacific Operations.
GKN Sinter Metals supplies the Schaeffler Group with products ranging from engine and transmission products, like VVT components utilizing the world’s leading Conventional Powder Metal and Metal Injection Molding processes. GKN globally supplies the Schaeffler Group from plants in Germany, China, Italy, and Brazil. Gerhard Knoll, Senior Buyer of the Schaeffler Group, expressed his appreciation for GKN by saying “GKN is not only an important customer for the Schaeffler Group, but is also one of the most important suppliers of powder metallurgy parts. For more than 15 years, we have received high precision, ready-for-assembly components for engine and transmission applications from GKN. The global presence, the unconditional customer orientation, and their reaction to crisis makes GKN our first-choice supplier. Particularly, the performance of the European plants in Radevormwald (Germany), Bad Brückenau (Germany) and Bruneck (Italy) made the decision easy to award GKN Sinter Metals with the Schaeffler Group ‘Supplier of the Year 2012’ Award today.”
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 44,000 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.