GKN Driveline International GmbH and AZMOL BP: first steps of cooperation

18:18 | 30.01.2020
The world-famous concern GKN Driveline International GmbH, which manufactures hinges and develops automotive technologies, turned to AZMOL BP with a proposal for cooperation. In January, a meeting was held at which representatives of both companies discussed the details of further joint work.

Today GKN Service International GmbH is the largest concern in this segment - about 50% of automobile half-shafts and constant-velocity joints (CV joints) are produced by this company. It consists of 40 enterprises dispersed in 30 countries, the company provides jobs for more than 50 thousand people.
GKN Driveline International GmbH is one of the world leaders in the development of automotive technology and transmission systems. GKN Driveline has powerful research centers located in France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the USA, the purpose of which is to develop new technologies and improve existing ones. This is what allows the company to confidently lead in the production of automotive drive systems.

Over the entire period of its activity, the concern has been awarded numerous prizes and certificates from leading world research centers and production syndicates, for example, the Supplier Award from the General Motors concern and the Supplier Award from the VAG concern. GKN Driveline delivers on conveyors Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi and many others.

Not so long ago, a leading specialist of the GKN Driveline International GmbH concern contacted Terry Dicken, Technical Director of AZMOL BP, with a proposal for the production of lubricants for CV joints. The GKN Driveline production is of high quality and provides silent transmission of rotational motion. In addition, their CV joints do not need to be balanced before installation. The grease used in articulated joints is lifelong and does not need to be replaced. That is why it is important that it be of the highest quality.

AZMOL BP Technical Director Terry Dicken organized a meeting that took place on January 23, 2020 in the city of Lokhmar, Germany at the GKN research center. The meeting was attended by representatives of the AZMOL BP enterprise - Terry Dicken himself, a leading technologist for the production of lubricants and representatives of the commercial department of the company, while GKN was represented by a leading specialist, leading engineer for lubricants and a leading manager for commerce and procurement.

This was the first official meeting after GKN applied for cooperation. Two presentations were held at it: about the company from representatives of AZMOL BP and about the concern from representatives of GKN. Then, the employees of the German company showed how the tests of lubricants are carried out, how huge runs are simulated, various climatic conditions, bench tests are carried out in a research center.

During the meeting, further cooperation was also discussed. The next step to signing the contract will be an audit of AZMOL BP and the company's facilities in Ukraine.