Innovations

No false modesty: We at GKN Sinter Metals are at the forefront of trends and innovation. We have a clear vision of what’s to come – and we’d like to share and discuss our points of view, ideas, plans and achievements with you.

Technologies

Rapid prototyping enabled by Additive Manufacturing, high-density storage of hydrogen in metal hydride tanks: the team at GKN Sinter Metals is bringing game-changing technologies to life. We’ll keep you updated on the latest trends and applications.

Behind the Scenes

People – Products – Processes. We’ll take you behind the scenes of these three main pillars of GKN Sinter Metals and give you insights into our way of creating innovations – always from a very personal perspective.

ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY

An environmental commitment: GKN completes Strategic Energy Management Program

With a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact, a GKN Sinter Metals facility has completed the Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program – improving the location’s electric efficiency...

ENGINEERS AT GKN

How forward-thinkers in Powder Metallurgy design the future with customers

In the first part of our interviews with Maurits van de Velde, we got a fascinating insight into the job of a young project engineer. As the interface between customer and production, Maurits...

AN INSIDER'S REPORT

How GKN transforms ideas into precision powder metal components

In his time at GKN, Maurits van de Velde has learned a thing or two about Powder Metallurgy (PM). For over a year, he has looked after customers in his capacity as project engineer from new parts...

THE FUTURE OF WORK

Work-life balance: How GKN incorporates at-home offices

When he started working for GKN, Konstantin Reich used to drive 80 miles to the GKN plant in Bad Brückenau, Germany every Monday and didn't return home until the following Friday. Talking to his...

THE FUTURE OF WORK

6 tips from GKN on how to build and manage high-performing virtual teams

The team members come from Italy, Germany, the USA, China and many other countries. Yet everyone is working on the same project. How is that possible?

Christina Messner, Global Director Quality...

INDUSTRY 4.0 AT GKN

Industry 4.0 at GKN: The driver for innovation

In the first part of our interview with Paul Mairl, Vice President Program Management and Lean at GKN Powder Metallurgy, we discussed how the company works with a digital business model to...

INDUSTRY 4.0 AT GKN

GKN launches Industry 4.0 to further Innovation Culture

The term Industry 4.0 has been buzzing around the manufacturing industry, and has recently been taken from niche hype to a mainstream topic.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF GKN'S WEBSITE RELAUNCH

The top 4 lessons we've learned during our website redesign process

A company's website is its face to the world 24/7 and the place where potential customers go first to learn more about you and your business. It can be the most powerful sales tool and connect...
INTERNSHIPS & APPRENTICESHIPS

Millennials in the workplace: GKN invests in millennial generation for future growth

Innovative employees are the beating heart of GKN and the basis for developing innovative future technologies. That is why we invest in the millennial generation.

SILICON VALLEY START-UPS

How we work: Collaboration with top tech talent

A traditional manufacturing company may seem out of place in the technology hub of Silicon Valley, but GKN fits right in while joining forces with RocketSpace and global start-up companies.

Q&A: Open Cooperation with Start-Ups

GKN partners with Silicon Valley start-ups for predictive maintenance

With over 30 locations worldwide, GKN Powder Metallurgy has already established an progressive network. Since 2016, this network has been expanded by a special “field office.” In the heart of San...

Q&A: SMART QUALITY SYSTEMS

GKN builds on ‘Innovation Culture’ through partnership with RocketSpace

It’s all about innovation: GKN Sinter Metals has partnered with RocketSpace, a global network of services and technology campuses, to improve the Smart Quality system.