Founded in: 1759
Formerly known as Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds , GKN plc engineers and manufactures automotive and aersospace components. The company reports in four segments: Aerospace (30% FY14 Sales), Driveline (47%), Powder Metallurgy (12%) and Land Systems (11%). The Aerospace segment is a first tier supplier of structures and engine products to aerospace manufacturers. The Driveline segment suppliers transmission systems and solutions to vehicle manufacturers. The Power Metallurgy segment is the world's largest manufacturer of sintered components and a leading producer of metal powder. The Land Systems division suppliers power management products and services for the agricultural, construction, mining and utility vehicle markets.