GKN Sinter Metals plant in Bonn has celebrated its 80th anniversary.
GKN Sinter Metals plant in Bonn has celebrated its 80th anniversary.

The historical roots of today’s production facility can be traced back to 1934, when Ringsdorff-Werke opened a new plant for sintered bearings.  Molded coal plates were previously produced there from copper and graphite powder – the starting point for the subsequent sintering production.

 “The choice of the location was right and the Bonn plant has developed and grown steadily in the recent years,” said Matthias Voss, managing director of GKN Sinter Metals Components GmbH. 

The company also announced a planned expansion of the plant. “In 2015 we are planning to expand our production area by 2,500m² – so we will not only create the foundation for the production of new components but also for new jobs in Bonn,” Voss added.

Sintered components

GKN Sinter Metals Bonn employs about 550 employees and produces around 320 million sintered components annually for clients worldwide.