GKN Sinter Metals has received the Best Supplier Award by Somfy, which makes automatic awnings and shutters for buildings.

The award recognizes the performance of GKN Sinter Metals' site in Bruneck, Italy which manufactures planetary gears and components for Somfy´s electrical shutter motors. Since 2014, GKN Sinter Metals Bruneck has shipped over 75 million parts and components with a defective rate of below 10 ppm. 

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