The award is given to suppliers based on their quality, reliability, competitive cost structures, service, innovation and global presence. The award was received on 8 October at Schaeffler’s supplier conference held at their headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

“GKN is excited to be included in this prestigious group,” said Peter Mölgg, GKN president, European & Asia Pacific operations. “This award is a clear testimonial that we are executing well on our mission to gain the acknowledgement, trust and satisfaction of our customers and that our leading technology is more and more recognised via the products we deliver to our customers.”

GKN Sinter Metals supplies the Schaeffler Group with products ranging from engine and transmission products, such as VVT components. GKN globally supplies the Schaeffler Group from plants in Germany, China, Italy, and Brazil.
“GKN is not only an important customer for the Schaeffler Group, but is also one of the most important suppliers of powder metallurgy parts,” said Gerhard Knoll, senior buyer of the Schaeffler Group. “For more than 15 years, we have received high precision, ready-for-assembly components for engine and transmission applications from GKN.”