Working at GKN Powder Metallurgy
WORKING AT GKN POWDER METALLURGY
We are a global network of over 5,000 people, who deliver cutting-edge technology and engineering to our global customers.
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.
We talked to him in some depth about the subject of working from home and a work-life balance.
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...
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 PM fits right in while joining forces with RocketSpace and global start-up companies.