China to become global hub for GKN’s eDrive

China will become a global production hub for GKN’s state-of-the-art electrified drivelines in 2018, when production of its latest eDrive technologies commences at its joint venture facility in Shanghai. The country is the world’s fastest-growing market for electrified vehicles, and GKN forecasts that its Chinese joint venture – Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems (SDS) – […]

GKN And SDS Commence All-Wheel Drive Disconnect Production In China

GKN Driveline’s Chinese Joint Venture partner SDS has commenced production of its complete all-wheel drive (AWD) Disconnect system for small to medium-sized vehicles in China. The system will initially feature on the Jeep Renegade built for the Chinese market by GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., Ltd. (GAC FCA) in Guangzhou City, southern Guangdong Province. GKN’s […]

GKN Driveline to Invest $179 Million to Expand North Carolina Manufacturing Facilities

GKN Driveline, the global leader in contemporary and electrified driveline technologies, today announced it will invest nearly $179 million to expand manufacturing facilities in Alamance, Catawba, Lee and Person counties in North Carolina. The investment will occur over the next five years and will create 302 jobs. The investment and new jobs have been added […]

GKN Driveline starts production at Mexico facility

GKN Driveline, the global leader in advanced and electrified driveline technology, has started production at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Villagran, Mexico. The new US$17.5 million facility will serve Mexico‘s fast-growing automotive sector and the strong growth in local and global demand for all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. Phil Swash, GKN Driveline Chief Executive Officer, said: […]

New GKN CV joint system helps make premium vehicles lighter and more efficient

GKN Driveline, the global leader in automotive driveline technologies, has developed a new family of lightweight constant velocity joint (CV joint) systems that enable rear-wheel drive platforms to save more than 4kg of weight. Higher performance drivelines with less rotating mass are a key element in auto industry CO2 reduction strategies. Karl Berger, GKN Driveline […]

GKN develops new eDrive technologies for the advanced powertrain Concept_e research project

GKN Driveline has successfully developed new electric drive technologies as part of its role in the Concept_e project, a £16 million Government-backed initiative to develop state-of-the-art hybrid and electric powertrain systems. The two-year collaborative research and development project has designed and developed three research technology demonstrators to showcase next-generation technology for a mild hybrid electric […]

GKN Driveline Newton set for all-wheel drive growth with grand opening of its facility expansion

GKN Driveline, the global leader in automotive driveline technologies, marked a significant expansion of its Newton facility in Catawba County, North Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The expansion follows a $100 million investment in GKN Driveline Newton, creating approximately a 25 percent increase in manufacturing floor space to accommodate anticipated increases in geared driveline […]