GKN recognized by Jatco with Regional Quality Award

7/28/2017 1:00 AM
Powder Metallurgy


GKN Sinter Metals has been recognized by Jatco with the Regional Quality Award for efforts in the supplier’s Japanese business.

Jatco, a tier-one automotive supplier, and manufacturer of automotive transmissions has partnered with GKN since 2009.

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.

GKN’s representative locations for the award include Osaka, Japan and Danyang, China. The award reflects products manufactured and delivered by Danyang, and executed through Osaka.

The teams at GKN accepted the Regional Quality Award at Jatco’s annual supplier conference in Japan.

“This is a great encouragement for all of us who are working endlessly to deliver on increased customer requests,” said Leo Zhang, Sales and Marketing Manager, GKN Sinter Metals. 


About GKN Powder Metallurgy 

GKN Powder Metallurgy comprises GKN Sinter Metals and Hoeganaes. GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s leading manufacturer of precision automotive components as well as components for industrial and consumer applications. Hoeganaes is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of metal powder, the essential raw material for powder metallurgy. GKN Powder Metallurgy is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and more than 7,000 employees. 

 

About GKN plc

GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has three divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, which operate in the aerospace and automotive markets. Over 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of £9.4 billion in the year to 31 December 2016.  


GKN receives the "Regional Quality Award" from Jatco