Divisional strategies

Building world leaders


GKN Driveline is the world’s leading supplier of automotive driveline systems and solutions.

Our strategy is to exploit this market leading presence and the business’ strong technology and global manufacturing footprint to:

  • provide innovative driveline systems and solutions, supporting developing market trends for more fuel efficient vehicles; and
  • increase our business in high growth regions serving the needs of strategic customers.
Our strategy in action
Review of Performance

Powder Metallurgy

GKN Powder Metallurgy is the world’s leading producer of sintered components and the largest producer of metal powder in North America.

Our strategy is to exploit powder metal technology working closely with our customers to develop ‘design for powder metal’ applications:

  • to meet the rapidly developing requirements for high efficiency engines, advanced transmission applications and evolving emissions standards; and
  • to expand the business in high growth markets, supporting customers through a global operational network.
Our strategy in action
Review of Performance


GKN Aerospace is a first tier supplier to the global aviation industry and a leader in the manufacture of highly complex composite aerostructures and engine products.

Our strategy is to build on our superior technology and design capabilities to grow the business by:

  • exploiting our strong positions on existing programmes for new aircraft; and
  • developing new technologies for future commercial and defence platforms.
Our strategy in action
Review of Performance

Land Systems

GKN Land Systems designs, manufactures and supplies a wide range of products for the global agricultural, construction, mining and other industrial markets.

Our strategy is to bring Group-wide power management and structures capabilities to existing and new industrial markets thereby:

  • enhancing customer and market focus through superior technology based solutions to our chosen sectors; and
  • extending our ability to meet market needs globally through world class operations.
Our strategy in action
Review of Performance