GKN Driveline Vigo, S.A.
GKN Driveline Vigo (previously Indugasa), was founded in 1973 by Citroën and Seat. Since 1986 it has been part of the UK based GKN, which employs 49,700 people and has a turnover of around 8.8 billion euros / year. The group has 5 plants in Spain, GKN Driveline Vigo being the largest. The Vigo production facility manufactures CV joints and drivetrains for rear-wheel drive vehicles and 4WD industrial vehicles. The latest technology and methodology is employed in their manufacture.
Products and services
Module or function
- Manufacture of components for ball joints and the interconnecting shaft between the wheel side and the transmission side.
- Final assembly of complete driveline which incorporate the components manufactured by GKN - bellows, flanges, bearings and dampeners.
Processes and technologies
- Metal shaping
- Surface treatments and finishes
- Machining: facing, turning, milling, drilling, grinding, hard routing. All their machinery and tools are specific and utilise the latest technology for serial production of their products.
- Thermal treatments: induction with piece by piece flow machinery, adapted to series processing and specific processes; cementation in batch process ovens and continuous process ovens.
- Assembly: Process designed expressly and specifically designed for their products.
- Paint: Supplier site at their facility, with specific process dedicated only to their product.
As Tier 1: Renault, Nissan, GM, Ford, Stellantis, VW, Hyundai, Chrysler.
As Tier 2: they supply transmission components to companies at the GKN Group, which are later on sent to final customers such as Toyota, Land Rover, Audi, Volvo, Jaguar, Mercedes, Porsche, Kia, Honda, etc.