GKN Driveline

Sales £3,548m

As a global business serving the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, GKN Driveline develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of automotive driveline products and systems, for use in everything from the most sophisticated premium vehicles that demand complex driving dynamics, to the smallest ultra-low-cost cars.

Management profit before tax (1)

GKN Driveline sales by region 2011
GKN Driveline sales by customer 2011


  • Constant velocity jointed systems including CV joints and sideshafts.
  • All-wheel drive (AWD) systems including propshafts, couplings, power transfer units, rear drive modules and a range of differentials and torque management technologies.
  • eDrive systems including electric axles, transmissions and motors.

Key strategic activities

To support the achievement of the Group’s five strategic objectives, GKN Driveline is focusing on the following areas:

  • Providing innovative driveline systems and solutions (including eDrive and electric hybrid), supporting developing market trends for more fuel-efficient vehicles
  • Increasing business in high-growth regions.
  • Serving the needs of strategic customers through a market leading global footprint.

Key Facts
Number of employees: 26,288
Locations: 46 manufacturing locations across 23 countries