GKN plc

GKN plc

GKN plc

Date Founded



Ipsley House,Ipsley Church Lane,Redditch, Worcestershire B98 0TL

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Auto Parts & Tires

Company Description

GKN Plc engages in engineering business. It designs, manufactures, service systems and components of aircraft, vehicle and machinery. The company operates through three segments: GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy. The GKN Aerospace segment focuses on the supply of aerostructures, engine products and systems, and electrical wiring systems. The GKN Driveline deals with the supply of automotive driveline systems and solutions. The GKN Powder Metallurgy involves in the manufacture of sintered components and in the production of metal powder. The company was founded on September 19, 1759 and is headquartered in Redditch, the United Kingdom.

Executives & Employees

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Executive Director & Group Finance Director

Executive Director, Chief Executive, Driveline

Company Secretary

Company Secretary

Chief Executive Officer-GKN Powder Metallurgy


Chief Financial Officer

Head of Group Communications

Director, Investor Relations

Board of Directors

Former Chief Executive Officer at BAE Systems Plc

Chief Executive Officer at GKN plc

Executive Director, Group Chief Financial Officer at Serco Group Plc

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at GKN Pension Fund

Chief Executive, Downstream at BP Plc

Former Senior Vice President-Finance & Information Technology at Unilever UK Ltd.

Executive Director, Chief Executive, Driveline at GKN plc

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Recent Transactions
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Dana, Inc. purchases GKN Plc /Driveline Division from GKN plc

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Saab AB purchases Applied Composites AB from GKN plc

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JW Hill LLC purchases GKN Aerospace Bandy Machining, Inc. from GKN plc

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