GKN at a glance.

GKN Powder Metallurgy.

GKN Powder Metallurgy is the world’s largest manufacturer of sintered components. It comprises Hoeganaes and GKN Sinter Metals. Hoeganaes produces the metal powder that GKN Sinter Metals uses to manufacture precision automotive components for engines, transmissions and body and chassis applications. It also produces a range of components for industrial and consumer applications.


  • Sintered components for engines and gearboxes, as well as bodies and chassis.
  • Sintered bearings and filters.
  • Metal injection moulded components.
  • Soft magnetic components for use in electric motors.
  • Sintered components for numerous industrial applications.


Our strategy is to exploit powder metal technology, working closely with our customers to develop ‘design for powder metal’ applications to:

  • meet the rapidly developing requirements for high-efficiency engines, advanced transmission applications and evolving emissions standards; and
  • expand the business in high-growth markets, supporting customers globally.

Number of employees: 6,400

Locations: Operational in 30 locations across 14 countries.