Nexteer Automotive recognizes GKN with Perfect Quality Award

GKN Sinter Metals has received the Perfect Quality Award from Nexteer Automotive, adding to the numerous customer awards given to the team in 2017. The award was presented to our Salem, Indiana location at the manufacturer's annual supplier conference.

Nexteer, a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a global steering and driveline business operating in 25 facilities as a tier-one supplier.

Each year, the company recognizes those who set the standards of exceptional quality performance among Nexteer's supplier community. GKN Sinter Metals supplied product with zero defects over a 12-month period to quality for this award.

A long-standing partnership with Nexteer

GKN has partnered with Nexteer for over 30 years - a continued partnership from the years before when the company was previously Delphi Steering.

GKN produces components for hydraulic power steering pumps for Nexteer. The Perfect Quality Award is recognition of top quality performance between the two companies.

In 2013, Nexteer jointly honored GKN's Salem location and Bonn, Germany facility with the Perfect Quality Award. At the time, Salem team members were producing Nexteer's power steering rotors for over a decade.

GKN's 2013 Salem team with Nexteer's Perfect Quality Award.GKN's 2013 Salem team with Nexteer's Perfect Quality Award.

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"We are honored that our customer has recognized us for our quality performance. This award validates the impact of the great technology development we've progressed in our PM division and reassures us that our processes are successful and effective," said Dave Hickoff, Americas Sales Director.

As our Salem location has showcased, quality assurance in our products and processes is an ongoing commitment. We strive to uphold our promised values: 

  • Visible commitment from leadership and active participation of all team members
  • Strong focus on prevention of risks and non-conformances
  • Robust systems which are best in class in quality in supply chain arenas

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Congratulations to GKN's Salem team for the Perfect Quality Award win from Nexteer Automotive.

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