GKN Sinter Metals has received the Best Supplier Award for its quality performance by Somfy, the global market leader in automatic awnings and shutters for buildings. Over recent years, GKN has been a key supplier for Somfy’s manufactured shutters.
The award recognizes the outstanding performance of GKN Sinter Metals’ site in Bruneck, Italy which manufactures high-class planetary gears and components for Somfy´s electrical shutter motors. GKN accepted the award at a global supplier conference in Krakow, Poland.
Since 2014, GKN Sinter Metals Bruneck has shipped over 75 million parts and components with a defective rate of below 10 ppm, which highlights the precision, reliability and cost effectiveness achieved with sinter metal technology in industrial applications.
Leonhard Kuenig, Sales Director and representative of GKN Sinter Metals at the award ceremony, said: “This is a great recognition of our efforts working as a team, both internally as well as together with our customers, not only to provide excellent quality but also dedicated customer support.”
He added: “I would like to dedicate this award to all our employees who contributed to this. It has been a challenge to get where we are and the award is the best motivation to maintain our competitive edge with Somfy in all aspects of a value-adding partnership.”
About GKN Sinter Metals
GKN Sinter Metals is the world’s largest producer of precision powder metal products. With a focus on superior delivery, quality and total solutions, the company offers extensive technical expertise in design, testing and various process technologies. GKN Sinter Metals offers a full range of complex shapes and high strength products for automotive, industrial and consumer markets worldwide. The company’s global footprint spans more than 13 countries across five continents. GKN Sinter Metals is in close proximity to its customers with more than 30 global locations and approximately 7,000 employees.
About GKN plc
GKN plc is a global engineering group. It has three divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, which operate in the aerospace and automotive markets. Over 58,000 people work in GKN companies and joint ventures in more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and recorded sales of 9.4 billion in the year to 31 December 2016.