GKN Automotive manufactures a wide variety of engineered products for manufacturers of light vehicles and agricultural and construction equipment. The company has more than 40,000 employees and several offices in over 30 countries throughout the world. It designs, develops and markets pressed-steel structural assemblies, modules and chassis systems for the automotive industry. The company also offers a variety of metal substrates that are used in automotive exhaust systems. The other products offered by the company include truck engine cylinder liners, ferrous metal powders, and structural and powder-forged parts. Additionally, the company manufactures metal alloy structures and special products that include canopy systems, aircraft transparencies and de-icing systems. GKN maintains a location in Timberlake, N.C.