GKN China Holding Company Ltd

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.gkn.com/

■Address

7A, Unit A1, Caohejing Kangqiao Business Park, 255, Xiupu Road, Kangqiao, Pudong, Shanghai 201315, China

Business Overview

-GKN is the first Western company to invest in China's auto parts industry. In 1988, it established the first joint venture in China, the Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems (SDS), whose main product was drive shafts.

-In 2007, GKN (China) Investment Co., Ltd. was established in Shanghai and was recognized as a regional headquarters in 2008.

-It mainly produces constant velocity shaft and propshafts, as well as other drive system components.


-As of the end of December 2018, GKN Group's sales reached 10,409 million pounds, a 11% increase on last year.

Shareholders

(As of Dec. 31, 2018)

Shareholder

Share Ratio (%)

GKN Industries Co., Ltd.

100

Products

Constant Velocity Driveshafts
-Constant velocity driveshafts
-ZF shafts
-Turbine shafts
-Eccentric shafts
-Barshafts
-Friction welding tubular shafts
-Integrated tubular shafts
-Constant velocity joints

Universal Joint Driveshafts
-Universal joint driveshafts
-Universal joint
-High speed plunging joint
-High speed fixed joint

Drivetrain Parts
-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 the products for four-wheel drive)
-Automatic transmission parts
-Differentials

Other Parts
-Forging parts
-Powder metallurgical parts

History

May 1988 Shanghai GKN Drive System 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 System 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 Drive 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 Drive Systems Co., Ltd..
Jul. 2013 The second plant of Shanghai GKN in Wuhan was finished and put into operation.
Oct. 2018 Shanghai GKN Drive System Co., Ltd., the Company's subsidiary, established a new technical center.

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Note: A figure in brackets ( ) indicates a loss

Employees

Company FY ended Dec. 31, 2015 FY ended Dec. 31, 2014 FY ended Dec. 31, 2013
Shanghai GKN Drive Systems Co., Ltd. 4,118 4,250 4,101
GKN Drive Shaft (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. 377 - -

Source :China Automotive Industry Yearbook (Issued every October)

Sales Data

(in million CNY)
Company Name FY ended Dec. 31, 2015 FY ended Dec. 31, 2014 FY ended Dec. 31, 2013
Shanghai GKN Drive System Co., Ltd. 7,477.43 7,358.88 6,334.62
GKN Drive Shaft (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. 556.69 - -

Source: China Automotive Industry Yearbook (Issued every October)

Manufacturing Data

(in thousand units)
Company Name FY ended Dec. 31, 2015 FY ended Dec. 31, 2014 FY ended Dec. 31, 2013
Transmission Shafts Shanghai GKN Drive System Co., Ltd. 909,670 8,942 8,177
GKN Drive Shaft (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. 815 - 880

Source : China Automotive Industry Yearbook (Issued every October)