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Dana Earns Mahindra & Mahindra's Best Supplier Award


MAUMEE, Ohio--July 18, 2013: Dana Holding Corporation , a global leader in the manufacture of efficient drivetrain technologies, has received the Best Supplier Award in the vehicle proprietary category from Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a leading producer of cars, utility vehicles, and commercial vehicles in India. This prestigious award recognizes Dana's superior technology, and exceptional overall performance in quality, delivery, and responsiveness.

Dana's joint-venture facility in Chakan, India, supplies a range of SpicerŪ axles and driveshafts to Mahindra & Mahindra vehicles, including the Mahindra Quanto, the company's first compact sport-utility vehicle. Dana's axles provide greater ground clearance, improved fuel efficiency, and added durability for India's diverse driving conditions.

"It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts in delivering market-tailored solutions to Mahindra & Mahindra," said Mark Wallace, president, Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies. "Our organizations have worked together for more than a decade, and Dana will continue to deliver advanced, high-performing Spicer driveline technologies to the Indian market for decades to come."

The Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Supplier Awards were presented during the Annual Suppliers Meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The company honors suppliers across various categories, recognizing performance in quality, cost, product development, innovation, and business.

The Chakan facility is part of Spicer India Ltd., a joint venture between Dana and Anand Automotive Systems. Established in 1993, the joint venture manufactures axles and driveshafts, as well as genuine service parts, for the automotive and light-commercial-vehicle domestic and export markets.