GKN China Holding Company Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.gkn.com/

■Address

7A, Unit A1, Caohejing Kangqiao Business Park, 2555, Xiupu Road, Kangqiao, Pudong, Shanghai 201315, China

Business Overview

-GKN‘s China business:

  • In 1988, the joint venture with HUAYU Automotive Systems Company Limited in China, Shanghai GKN HUAYU Drive System Co., Ltd., was established to manufacture drive shafts.
  • In 2007, GKN China Holding Co., Ltd. was established and became the regional headquarters in 2008. The Company mainly produces isometric universal drive shafts, cross universal drive shafts and other transmission system components.
  • On March 29, 2018, Melrose Industries (Melrose) acquired GKN. After the acquisition, GKN split into several business units and became part of Melrose. In the same year, Dana Inc. merged with GKN's driveline business unit, GKN Driveline, to form a new company, Dana plc (Dana). The new company is owned 52.75% by Dana and 47.25% by GKN.

-GKN Automotive's U.K.-based Driveline division posted sales of EUR 3.6 billion for the year ended December 31, 2021. Sales of electric drive products were up 53.3% compared to the previous year. GKN has 10 production sites and 5,000 employees in China. In 2021, GKN will have sales in the region of EUR 1.1 billion.

Shareholders

(As of Dec. 31, 2021)

Shareholder

Share Ratio (%)

GKN Industries Co., Ltd.

100

Products

Constant velocity driveshafts
-Constant velocity driveshafts
-Intermediate shafts / sun shafts
-Turbine shafts
-Eccentric shafts
-Bar shafts
-Friction welding tubular shafts
-Integrated tubular shafts
-Constant velocity joints

Universal joint driveshafts
-Universal joint driveshafts
-Universal joints
-High speed plunging joints
-High speed fixed joints

Drivetrain components
-Electronic torque vectoring unit
-Electromagnetic torque control unit
-Electronic lock & differentials
-Free rotation differential & rear axle main retarder assemblies
-Electric motor drive transmission assemblies
-Electronic torque vectoring unit & rear axle main retarder assemblies
-Drive axle assemblies
-Viscous couplings (including products for four-wheel drive)
-Automatic transmission parts
-Differentials

Other components
-Forgings
-Powder metallurgy parts

History

May 1988 Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture by five companies: GKN Automotive AG (Germany), Shanghai Automotive Co., Ltd., SDIC Machinery & Light Industries corp. Ltd., DEG-German Investment & Development Co., Ltd. (Germany), and Bank of Communication Shanghai Branch.
Oct. 1996 Shanghai Kangqiao new plant began operating.
Oct. 2001 The Company's Technical Center in Shanghai began operating.
Dec. 2002 A manufacturing line for precision forgings was completed in Shanghai Zhoupu Plant.
Mar. 2005 GKN Zhongyuan Cylinder Liner Co., Ltd. was established as a joint venture by GKN and Henan Zhongyuan Engine Fittings Co., Ltd..
Jan. 2006 GKN Sinter Metals (Danyang) Industrial Co., Ltd. was established.
Nov. 2006 Shanghai GKN Drive Shaft Co., Ltd. and China South Industries Automotive Holdings Co., Ltd. (CSIMC) jointly established GKN Drive Shaft (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. to manufacture driveshafts.
2007 Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Torque Technology Company was established.
Apr. 2008 Shanghai GKN Wuhan Plant started construction.
May. 2010 Shanghai GKN Changchun Plant started construction.
June 2011 Shanghai GKN Changchun Plant was finished and put into operation.
Aug. 2012 The second plant of Shanghai GKN in Wuhan started construction.
Sep. 2012 GKN Sinter Metals Yizheng Ltd. was established.
April 2013 Shanghai Shenjiang Plant expansion started construction.
April 2013 Shanghai GKN Drive Shaft Co., Ltd. changed its name to Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2013 The second plant of Shanghai GKN in Wuhan was finished and put into operation.
Oct. 2018 Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Co., Ltd., the Company's subsidiary, established a new technical center.

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