Dana Corporation Named a Finalist for Automotive News PACE Award

Nov 10, 2004

         Commercial Vehicle Group's Robin Hood(TM) Shape Optimization
                      Software Recognized in IT Category

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dana Corporation
(NYSE: DCN) has been named a finalist for the 2005 Automotive News PACE
(Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award.  Dana's
Commercial Vehicle Systems group's Robin Hood(TM) shape optimization software
was recognized in the information systems category.
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    Presented by Automotive News, Capgemini, and Transportation Research
Center Inc., the PACE Award recognizes automotive suppliers for exceptional
innovation in the main categories of products, manufacturing processes and
equipment, and information technology and services.
    The Robin Hood software relies on Dana's Automatic Spatial Perturbation
Method, or ASPM, to allow for highly accurate and rapid analysis of components
for optimization of weight and strength during the "virtual-design" phase.
Robin Hood software is the only known software that can automatically add as
well as remove material from a product as necessary.  The software reduces the
size and weight of commercial-vehicle components, while improving their
reliability and durability with the added benefit of shortening the design
    "Being named a finalist for the PACE Award is always an honor," said Dana
Chairman and CEO Michael J. Burns. "Dana is proud of the people behind this
innovative software package and the commitment they've shown to better serving
our customers."
    Nick Cole, president of Dana's Heavy Vehicle Technologies and Systems
Group, added, "The Robin Hood software, which was developed by our own
engineers, enables Dana to reduce costs and component weight at the same time
we improve 'speed to market' and product reliability.  Our customers are the
ultimate winners."
    Dana along with other 2005 PACE Award finalists will undergo an extensive
review process including a site visit by industry, academic, and business
leaders. Award winners will be announced in Detroit on April 11, 2005.
    Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and
manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial,
and off-highway vehicles.  Delivering on a century of innovation, the
company's continuing operations employ approximately 45,000 people worldwide
dedicated to advancing the science of mobility.  Founded in 1904 and based in
Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates technology, manufacturing, and customer-service
facilities in 30 countries.  Sales from continuing operations totaled
$7.9 billion in 2003.

SOURCE Dana Corporation

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