GKN beefs up engineering in Detroit area

  • 07-Aug-2013 12:40 EDT

GKN will beef up its engineering staff over the next three years as it expands operations in the Detroit suburb of Auburn Hills. About 40 engineers will be hired, bringing to about 165 the number of staff with engineering responsibilities. Another 50 or so current employs are considered "engineering tech" workers in the lab/testing area. The news of additional engineering hires came July 31 as part of a larger announcement on the move of GKN Driveline and GKN Sinter Metals automotive operations to a new regional headquarters for the Americas early in 2014. The new site will also house employees of GKN's Land Systems and North American Services groups. Construction of the 168,000-ft2 (15,600-m2) facility is scheduled to begin this month on an 11.2-acre (4.5-ha) site once occupied by a cinema complex. The new headquarters will provide additional space for testing and validation, along with additional engineering design areas. "GKN has significantly increased its engineering resources in the past four years…to support more than 100 new program launches in the next three years for GKN Driveline and GKN Sinter Metals," said Robert Willig, President of GKN Driveline Americas.


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