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 Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 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.