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Perfectly fitting propshafts from GKN Automotive
GKN Automotive propshafts offer workshops several advantages: Not only are all parts of the highest OEM quality and available from specialist stores and all major online parts suppliers – customers also profit from our unrivalled portfolio range. GKN Automotive provides all the necessary components, from partial shafts to complete power trains.
Regardless of whether it’s a passenger car, SUV or light commercial vehicle – when replacing propshafts, quality is everything. These parts are genuine high-tech components, requiring high-precision production systems and comprehensive expertise. Workshops operating in this segment are therefore advised to order spare parts from GKN Automotive, as they precisely match the propshafts supplied to OEMs. As a leading producer of original equipment shafts, GKN Automotive works closely with a large number of important manufacturers to ensure the highest quality.
Because GKN Automotive products are listed in the catalogues of all major wholesalers, ordering the propshafts is as easy as using the vehicle manufacturers’ ordering systems. Good to know: With products from GKN Automotive, the customer not only receives OEM quality parts but also benefits from the advantages of wholesaling – a win-win situation for workshops and end customers.
High tech for power transmission
Propshafts are one of the high-tech components in modern vehicles, especially those with four-wheel drive. The new generation is no longer comparable to the “good old cardan shaft”. For instance, propshafts are nowadays an important element when it comes to vehicle safety. In the event of a crash, simply constructed joint shafts can irrupt the interior of the vehicle – with potentially serious consequences for its occupants. GKN Automotive propshafts meet the manufacturers’ high safety standards and contain the best possible precision technology needed in worst case scenarios.
Another important aspect in terms of driving comfort are the vibration characteristics of the shafts. In extensive test runs, GKN Automotive precisely matches the specific requirements of the individual vehicle types and their “NVH behaviour” (noise, vibration, harshness) so as to avoid annoying noises and vibrations. This process requires the selection of suitable high-quality materials as well as weight optimisation and precision balancing of the propshaft. In short, replacement shafts from GKN Automotive are manufactured precisely according to OEM specifications, which means that the end customer enjoys the same driving comfort as in a new vehicle.
“As one of the world’s leading OEMs for propshafts, we work with the manufacturers’ engineering departments on the development of new vehicles. This enables us to offer automotive companies products tailored to the specific requirements of the individual vehicle types and manufactured precisely according to the factory specifications”, says Holger Freese, Sales Manager for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at GKN Automotive Aftermarket Business. “Our workshop customers also benefit from this technology, because our propshafts for the spare parts market deliver exactly the same performance as the original parts.”
The growing number of SUVs and other vehicles with 4x4 drives, which often have multi-part configurations for propshafts, means that demand for technically advanced spare parts solutions for workshops is continuously increasing. With a broad portfolio of OEM quality complete propshafts for the independent spare parts market, GKN Automotive offers this growth segment exactly what it needs.
The extensive product range of GKN propshafts can be ordered from all major wholesalers and is listed on TecDoc.
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