GKN Driveline

Sales £3,444m

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 the most sophisticated premium vehicles, that demand the most 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 and final drive units.
  • Trans-axle solutions including open, limited slip and locking differentials and electronic torque vectoring products.
  • eDrive systems including electric rear 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, 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: 25,650
Locations: 46 manufacturing locations across 22 countries