Our People

OUR PEOPLE

OUR PEOPLE

"Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has," Margaret Meade, American Cultural Anthropologist (December 16, 1901 - November 15, 1978).

Within GKN Powder Metallurgy, we are more than 6,600 forward-thinkers, striving to find solutions to the world's problems. To us, change and innovation are an opportunity to make work more soulful and productive.

How forward-thinkers in Powder Metallurgy design the future with customers

How forward-thinkers in Powder Metallurgy design the future with customers

In the first part of our interview with Maurits van de Velde, we got a fascinating insight into the job of a young project engineer. As the interface between customer and production, Maurits follows new components consistently from the sample phase through to series production. In the second part of our interview we hope to learn more about Maurits’ normal working day: What is it actually like? And what role does creativity and innovation play in his life? We have the answers...

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How GKN transforms ideas into precision powder metal components

How GKN transforms ideas into precision powder metal components

In his time at GKN, Maurits van de Velde has learned a thing or two about Powder Metallurgy (PM). For over a year, he has looked after customers in his capacity as project engineer from new parts enquiries to serial production. We met with Maurits to find out how he would define his role as the interface between a new product and the production process, and what makes PM a special process.

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Work-Life Balance: How GKN incorporates at-home offices

Work-Life Balance: How GKN incorporates at-home offices

When he started working for GKN, Konstantin Reich used to drive 80 miles to the GKN plant in Bad Brückenau, Germany every Monday and didn't return home until the following Friday. Talking to his manager and the HR department about solutions to foster work-life balance, together they created a way for Konstantin to work partially from home while still participating in office interactions.

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How we work: collaborating with tech start-ups

How we work: collaborating with tech start-ups

A traditional manufacturing company may seem out of place in the technology hub of Silicon Valley, but GKN fits right in while joining forces with RocketSpace and global start-up companies.

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Women in Engineering: Q&A with Additive Manufacturing specialist Galina Ermakova

Women in Engineering: Q&A with Additive Manufacturing specialist Galina Ermakova

The Additive Manufacturing crew of GKN Powder Metallurgy is a diverse and passionate team specializing in 3D printing. We spoke to Galina Ermakova, one of our Additive Manufacturing female engineers. 

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Leading the Pathway to Success: Powder Metallurgy Leadership Program

Leading the Pathway to Success: Powder Metallurgy Leadership Program

At GKN Powder Metallurgy, we strongly believe in building an environment that motivates and inspires our talents. We are here to support all our people to challenge the status quo, expand their knowledge, and realize their aspirations by investing in their career and personal developments.

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HOW WE WORK

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

INNOVATION. This is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

We treat all our employees fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or prospective employee on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, colour, race or national or ethnic origin.

ABOUT DIVERSITY

"Diverse cultures, genders and perspectives bring creativity and new ideas to GKN. We are proud of our people of different backgrounds and with various skills who spark originality and innovation in our teams around the world"

DIANE WIMMER, CHRO, GKN POWDER METALLURGY