05 May '18, 6am

GKN Driveline China JV Expanding With New Production Facility

GKN Driveline is expanding its presence in China with the construction of a new plant through its Chinese joint venture Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems (SDS). The expansion is in-line with GKN’s recently communicated strategy to target growth in the burgeoning Chinese automotive sector. The facility is currently under construction by a third party in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, which SDS will lease once complete. The 10,000 sqm Pinghu plant will initially manufacture gears for eDrive systems and will help meet increasing levels of electric and hybrid vehicle production in China . GKN has won a number of key electric driveline programmes that will be delivered by SDS. It will also produce gear sets for all-wheel drive final drive systems. It is expected to commence operation during the second quarter of 2018. The first eDrive unit produced by SDS – the Multimode eTransm...

Full article: https://electriccarsreport.com/2018/05/gkn-driveline-chin...

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