Dana Selected to Supply Composite Cam Covers for 2 Jaguar Engines
9 March 1999Dana Corporation Selected to Supply Composite Cam Covers for Two Jaguar Engines
TOLEDO, Ohio, March 8 -- Dana Corporation announced today that its Plumley Division, headquartered in Paris, Tenn., will supply the cam cover modules for two Jaguar engines. The new AJ-V6 and the AJ-V8 engines will be used in the 2000 S-TYPE Jaguar. The new business brings Plumley's total composite cam cover engine applications to 20 and reinforces Dana's position as a global leader in plastic sealing modules. "Our unique, highly automated production process converts thermoset or thermoplastic materials into the highly engineered modules that Jaguar selected for its next generation of engines," said Chuck Heine, president of Dana's Engine Systems Group. "With our flexible production lines we are able to combine as many as 10 individual parts, formerly purchased as separate items, into one complete module and deliver it on a just-in-time basis," added Dwayne Matthews, director of sales and technology for Dana's Plumley Division. The Engine Systems Group, one of Dana's seven global strategic business units, provides components, modules, and complete systems solutions to engine builders worldwide. The Group's product lines include Victor Reinz(R) gaskets and sealing products, Perfect Circle(R) piston rings and engine parts, Glacier(R) Vandervell(R) engine bearings, fluid systems products, and Plumley powertrain components. One of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and related aftermarkets, Dana Corporation was founded in 1904 and is based in Toledo, Ohio. The company operates some 330 major facilities in 32 countries and employs more than 86,000 people. Dana reported sales of $12.5 billion in 1998. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com.