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Our Supplier Partnerships

GKN Automotive is the global leader in drive systems.

With a comprehensive global footprint, we design, develop, manufacture and integrate an extensive range of automotive driveline technologies for over 90% of the world's car manufacturers. Strong relationships with our supplier base is vital in helping us develop the driveline technologies of the future and we take great pride in our partnerships with suppliers, based on mutual value creation and sharing and growing business together in a sustainable way.


GKN Automotive's Procurement Strategy aims to maximize value creation for mutual benefit through excellence in innovation, new product and process development and operation.

  • World Class Supplier Quality and Service
  • Best in class and sustainable economic performances
  • Excellence in business acquisitions and programmes
  • Support profitable growth
  • Strong supplier relationships for mutual benefit

Supplier value proposal

At GKN Automotive, we believe that sustainable value creation requires fair and mutually profitable relationships.

As a Value Proposal we offer to our suppliers:

  • Strong and reliable group as market leader
  • Good business development opportunities
  • Long-term partnership
  • Consistent and increasing volumes

In return we expect:

  • World class Quality & Logistic performances
  • Commitment to GKN Automotive
  • High competitiveness and strong financial health
  • Support for GKN Automotive business and growth


At GKN Automotive, we believe that sustainable value creation requires fair and mutually profitable relationships.

GKN Automotive will continue to implement its business strategy in a sustainable way by committing to:

  • Satisfying customers
  • Protection of the environment
  • Product and process development
  • Efficient use of natural resources
  • Training and developing people

We expect our suppliers to exhibit the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, including a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption, respecting human rights and not using any form of child, forced, bonded or involuntary labour, treating their employees and workers with dignity and respect, meeting the highest standards of health and safety, engaging in ethical sourcing practices and meeting their legal obligations.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct explains how our suppliers do the right thing.  It applies globally to all our suppliers, regardless of what they supply to us and irrespective of any conflicting local business practices or social customs.  Compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct is a non-negotiable requirement of doing business with GKN Automotive.

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