WHP specialises in the design and manufacture of composite flywheel-based energy storage systems for the bus, truck and tram markets. GKN and WHP have been working together to validate the use of this technolog.

“This acquisition is a great opportunity for GKN to take a unique technology to global markets, helping solve the emissions and efficiency challenges faced by mass transit companies around the world,” said Phil Swash, chief executive of GKN Land Systems. “It also provides GKN with a unique set of engineering skills that we believe will help bring new innovation and performance to our wider product portfolio.”