Dana Off-Highway Systems Group Adds Global Driveshaft Group
31 January 2001Dana Off-Highway Systems Group Adds Global Driveshaft Group to Strengthen Focus in Off-Highway and Industrial Markets DANA CORPORATION LOGO Dana Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto)[DM] TOLEDO, OH USA 09/03/1999
TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 31 Dana Corporation today announced a reorganization of its Off-Highway Systems Group that will significantly strengthen the company's focus on off-highway and industrial driveline systems globally. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) Dana has established a new Spicer Off-Highway Driveshaft Group, which will provide worldwide coordination for driveshaft sales, marketing, application engineering, and service support for Dana's off-highway and industrial markets. Product lines for the new group include Spicer(R), Spicer GWB(TM), and Spicer Italcardano driveshafts. "By increasing our focus and commitment to these driveshaft product lines, our group can better serve customers worldwide with complete off-highway drivetrain systems that include axles, transmissions, torque converters, electronic controls, and driveshafts," said Nick Cole, president of Dana's Off-Highway Systems Group. "Off-highway and industrial driveshaft applications demand product diversity and a global manufacturing base which we can now ensure through the formation of a new, dedicated unit within our group." "With this move, Dana's Off-Highway Systems Group offers the most varied, complete, and technologically advanced off-highway products and systems available to the off-highway and industrial markets," he said. A complete line of maintenance-free and reduced-maintenance products includes Spicer 10 Series(TM) and Spicer Life Series(R) driveshafts; Spicer Compact 2000(TM) driveshafts, which offer European customers a round bearing style similar to the Spicer Life Series; and Spicer Futura(TM) driveshafts, which feature a wing-bearing design and are manufactured by Spicer Italcardano. In order to ensure maximum manufacturing synergies, all of Dana's driveshaft products will continue to be manufactured through Dana's Automotive Systems Group. "This worldwide manufacturing base ensures maximum asset utilization globally across all markets," said Bill Carroll, president of Dana's Automotive Systems Group. "Additionally, we can leverage the size of our driveshaft operations globally for the benefit of our customers. With 49 manufacturing and assembly facilities in 20 countries, our worldwide Driveshaft Products Group is able to work around the clock for our customers." The new group will be led by an experienced team of Dana veterans within the off-highway vehicle and industrial equipment industries. Ron Temple has been named vice president and general manager of the Spicer Off-Highway Driveshaft Group. Temple has been with Dana for 44 years and has held a variety of management positions throughout Europe, serving most recently as vice president and general manager of Spicer Agricultural Axle Division in Italy. He is multi-lingual in English, French, and Italian. Temple will be assisted by Bruce Russen, manager for North and South America, (419) 866-2633, and Brian Howells, manager for Europe and Asia, 011 +44 1604 675 005. "Our group's reorganization to focus on global driveshaft needs - along with other off-highway drivetrain products - will be a smooth and seamless event for our customers," said Temple. "Customers will experience an increase in support and service, not only for driveshaft products, but also for all our products and systems for off-highway and industrial equipment markets." Off-Highway Systems Overview Dana's Off-Highway Systems Group is composed of Spicer Off-Highway Products Divisions in North and South America, Spicer Agricultural Axle Division, Spicer Off-Highway Axle Division, Spicer Specialty Axle Division, Spicer Outdoor Power Equipment Components Division, Spicer Off-Highway Parts & Distribution Division, Spicer Off-Highway Axle Division - India, and Spicer Off-Highway Driveshaft Group. The Off-Highway Systems Group consists of 14 manufacturing and assembly operations serving 30 countries and more than 1,000 vehicle assembly and manufacturing facilities, as well as two global distribution centers and 28 authorized service centers, serving more than 100 countries. The Group's products include a diverse mix of off-highway and on/off-highway axles and brakes, transmissions, transaxles, electronic controls, torque converters, driveshafts, and replacement parts and service. Market segments served include construction, agriculture, mining, forestry, materials handling, specialty chassis, outdoor power equipment, leisure/utility vehicles, and various industrial markets. Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers to vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets. Founded in 1904, and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates approximately 320 major facilities in 32 countries and employs more than 75,000 people. The company reported sales of $13.2 billion in 1999. Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .