Dana Launches Largest Spicer® Axle with AdvanTEK® Gearing,

Sep 18, 2012

HANOVER, Germany, Sept. 18, 2012 – At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2012 today, Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) introduced the Spicer® M300 axle featuring AdvanTEK® gearing, the latest in a series of axles for Class 1 through Class 5 vehicles. Available now in Salisbury style, the M300 axle extends the premium benefits of Spicer axles with AdvanTEK gears for the light commercial-vehicle market.

 Spicer axles with AdvanTEK gearing are designed to provide increased power density and efficiency in a smaller package than competing axles. The wide gear face improves gearing strength, tapered roller bearings increase fuel efficiency by reducing friction in the axle, and the overall design is optimized for low NVH.

 On display in Hall 17, Stand B27, the Spicer M300 offers greatly reduced part complexity that eases production burdens on OEMs.  It is designed for use in light commercial vehicles with Gross Axle Weight Ratings (GAWR) of 5200 to 7250 kg (11,500 to 16,000 lb) and Gross Combined Weights (GCW) of 18,140 kg (40,000 lb).

 “Over the past decade, the AdvanTEK series has exceeded best-in-class standards for NVH, fuel economy, durability, and contamination control, as well as manufacturing and assembly technology,” said Pat D’Eramo, president of Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies at Dana. “By extending the range of AdvanTEK axles available to OEMs, the Spicer M300 now offers proven technology and premium benefits to purchasers of light commercial vehicles.”

 As the world leader in innovative axle technology, Dana provides a full line of the most efficient light-duty, medium-duty, heavy-duty, and specialty rear axle products for commercial vehicles. The unique combination of patented technologies and designs ensures long service life, reduced maintenance, and increased durability.

About Dana Holding Corporation

Dana is a world-leading supplier of drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. The company's global network of engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs approximately 25,500 people in 27 countries and reported 2011 sales of $7.6 billion. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.