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Customer First

We deliver to you differentiated technology that enables you to deliver a world-class performance.  Working with you in  a collaborative way globally, but always with a local approach and service.

Customer First

Our heritage, our expertise and our drive to deliver solutions to our customer’s - wherever they are in the world – positions us as the supplier of choice for Off-highway wheels and structural assemblies.  We will help you, our customer, to produce machinery that is efficient, productive, safe and dependable for your customers.  Working in partnership is the way we do business.

Our Approach

Over many years we have built strong and lasting relationships with both customers and suppliers,  who share our goal of providing differentiated technologies and services to the global off-highway industry.  Cultivating a culture of safety, operational excellence and continuous improvement across all our plants and regional test centres, we continually strive to compete successfully in our chosen global markets.

Across our business, we promote open communication, continuous improvement and team working which nurtures a collaborative approach to achieving exceptional operational performance.

As a business, we listen and address customer’s feedback pro-actively, always looking to improve, increase efficiencies and introduce cutting-edge technology that enables us to respond efficiently and effectively to changing market needs.

We believe that working and winning together provides benefits for everyone.

Our Commitment

With a global presence and a commitment to meeting customers’ evolving needs, we continue to invest in our business.  This helps us to know that we are working towards always delivering the very best technological solutions.

Over the last two years, GKN Wheels & Structures has embarked on a multi-million, investment programme covering each of its seven manufacturing plants worldwide.

Our clear ambition is to be the best wheel and structures organisation in the world offering market-leading product, leading the way in development of design, cutting edge test facilities and by enhancing our manufacturing capabilities.  We work closely with our customers and suppliers to better understand your needs, employing a globally diverse workforce and supply network, that understand the local challenges and respond appropriately.

 

Investment Program

Some of these investments include new paint and robot welding capabilities In China, an automated weld cell installed in Nagbøl including the largest robot in Denmark and the second phase of a long-term investment programme in Estherville USA.

The largest of recent investments has taken place at our wheels manufacturing facility in Telford, where a major programme of work, will deliver the best off-highway wheels’ rim line and  paint facility in the world providing automotive-standard electro-coat and powder paint capability. The investment is transforming the plant into a highly-flexible manufacturing operation, with an extended range of wheel sizes, shortened changeover times and increased batch-size flexibility.

Leading Technology

Having manufactured the world’s first steel wheel in Telford in 1910, we are proud of our history and pedigree, and continually look to expand our knowledge and expertise in the world of engineering and manufacturing.  From our Swift range of mining rims that increase machine up time, to the Profi-Hub with its increased carrying capacity and simplified servicing, to the advanced and patented manufacturing process which allows for the design of multi-piece wheels that are 50% stronger than conventional designed wheels or the Profi-range of agricultural wheels, with each providing a unique benefit to the end user. We continually look to improve every product we manufacture.   We aim to deliver the best technological solutions today and work to develop innovative technologies for tomorrow.

 

 

Sustainability

GKN Wheels supports the local communities in which it operates and encourages ethical policies, practices and initiatives across its businesses.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees and those who interact with us, our facilities and our products is always a priority.

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At GKN Wheels & Structures we can deliver bespoke training sessions for your teams.

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