To be an innovative and excellent supplier of intelligent drive systems for conventional and electrified vehicles.


Positively contribute to the progress of automotive electrification and drive technology.

Create value for customers, shareholders, employees and other stakeholders.

Fulfill the responsibility of the enterprise for social development and environmental sustainability.

  • Integrity&Teamwork
  • Innovation&Aspiration
  • Customer Orientation
  • Responsibility&Accountability

History and Culture
Sep 1988, Inauguration of the Joint Venture of Shanghai GKN Drive Shaft Co., Ltd. (SDS).
Aug 1989, Output of First SANTANA CKD Driveshaft.
Jun 1993, Mass Production on First 1600T Forging Line.
Oct 1996, Formation of SDS Kangqiao Plant.
Oct 2001, Formation of SDS Engineering Center.
Jun 2002, Mass Production of First 1600T Precision Forging Line.
Mar 2006, Inauguration of Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Sales Co., Ltd.
Apr 2006, Establishment of the Joint Venture of Shanghai GKN Drive Shaft (Chongqing) Co., Ltd.
Oct 2008, Formation of SDS Shenjiang Plant.
Aug 2009, Formation of SDS Technical Center
Nov 2009, Formation of SDS Wuhan Plant
Feb 2011, Off-line of First Premium Propshaft
Jun 2011, Formation of SDS Changchun Plant
Jul 2011, Mass Production of First MTS Line
Jan 2013, Formation of SDS Yizheng Base.
Apr 2013, Company Name Changed to “Shanghai GKN HUAYU Driveline Systems Co., Ltd.”(SDS).
Jul 2013, Formation of SDS Wuhan Plant Ⅱ.
Apr 2015, Off-line of First Hypoid Gear.
Jan 2018, Off-line of First eDrive Product
Sep 2018, Setup of Pignhu Plant.
Oct 2018, Formation of Headquarter Technical Center
Aug 2019, Off-line of 2nd billion Constant Velocity Driveshaft