A History of GKN

Volume 1: Innovation and Enterprise, 1759-1918
Author(s): 
Jones, Edgar
ISBN: 
0333345940
Date published: 
November 1987
Hardback
Price: 
£52.50

This is the story of a major business enterprise. It describes the transformation of a small partnership, formed in 1759, into an international group, the scale of whose diverse activities has demanded the creation of a multi-divisional structure, supported by many specialist departments. Probably the most longeval of Britain's current manufacturing companies, GKN's history may be interpreted as a unique and revealing insight into Britain's industrial experience over past centuries.