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GKN appoints Peter Moelgg as President of Engineering GKN Automotive

REDDITCH, Great Britain, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Peter Moelgg has been allocated to a position of President of Engineering GKN Automotive, covering a GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy divisions.

GKN Driveline is a world’s heading retailer of automotive driveline systems and solutions, while GKN Powder Metallurgy produces pointing powder steel products for engines, chassis, transmissions and driveline systems.

Peter will conduct engineering opposite a dual divisions, leveraging synergies to brand and move to marketplace innovative, heading technologies for GKN’s expanded automotive patron base. 

He assimilated GKN in 1979 and has hold a series of comparison engineering and ubiquitous government positions in GKN Driveline and GKN Powder Metallurgy, many recently as President Europe and Asia Pacific for GKN Sinter Metals. He has determined a GKN Automotive Technology Council to assistance rise new solutions.   

He said: “Technology is during a heart of GKN and is essential to a plan to rise a innovative, intelligent electric drives and all-wheel expostulate systems of a future, while also progressing a care in required drivelines.

“I am intensely vehement by this new role; GKN has a resources of engineering imagination and knowledge to pull on from opposite a Driveline and Powder Metallurgy divisions. we wish to safeguard a full value of record opposite a automotive businesses is fast grown to move marketplace heading record to a customers.”

Andrew Reynolds Smith, Chief Executive Officer of GKN Automotive, added: “Car manufacturers are increasingly underneath vigour to broach efficiency, as good as opening that creates cars good to drive. Intelligent drivelines and lighter automobile components and systems are assisting to grasp this goal. We are operative tough to rise a best technologies for today’s markets and also commiting poignant  investment in modernized technologies for a future.”

GKN Driveline has been recognized for a innovative technologies with dual nominations for a Automotive News 2015 PACE Awards. A row of eccentric attention judges have shortlisted an innovative two-speed eAxle for hybrid and electric vehicles, as good as an all-wheel expostulate undo complement for compress SUVs.

Peter will be formed in Bruneck, Italy and outward of work he enjoys outside activities, including hiking, sailing and skiing. He replaces Rob Rickell in a role, who has changed to turn GKN President, Group Technology with a subtract to manage record growth and creation opposite a GKN Group.


GKN plc is a tellurian engineering group. It has 4 divisions; GKN Aerospace, GKN Driveline, GKN Powder Metallurgy and GKN Land Systems, that work in a aerospace, automotive and land systems markets. Nearly 50,000 people work in GKN companies and corner ventures in some-more than 30 countries. GKN is listed on a London Stock Exchange (LSE: GKN) and available sales of GBP7.5 billion in a year to 31 Dec 2013.


GKN Driveline is a world’s heading retailer of automotive driveline components and systems. As a tellurian association portion a world’s heading automobile manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and reserve an endless operation of automotive driveline components – for use in a smallest ultra low-cost automobile to a many worldly reward automobile perfectionist a many formidable pushing dynamics.

GKN Driveline is a heading tellurian writer of CVJ Systems, AWD Systems, Trans Axle Solutions and eDrive Systems and operates in 22 countries during 46 production locations, contracting approximately 26,500 people.

SOURCE GKN Automotive

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