Dana Corporation Selected as 4wd System Supplier for 2002 Ford Escape in Taiwan

Dec 18, 2001

        Company To Supply Traction and Torque Management Technologies

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN)
announced today that its ROC Spicer Group in Taiwan has been selected by Ford
Taiwan as a supplier for the four-wheel-drive system for the model year 2002
Escape.
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA )
    The vehicle will be built and marketed by Ford Lio Ho Motor Company, a
joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Lio Ho Machinery to market and
assemble Ford products in the Taiwan region.  Ford Lio Ho Motor also intends
to ship Dana four-wheel-drive kits (known as CKD parts) to other Ford
affiliates within the region for final assembly.
    Using Dana's advanced traction and torque management technologies, ROC
Spicer will supply independent aluminum rear suspension axles equipped with an
Electronic Rotary Blade Clutch (E-RBC), enabling four-wheel-drive
functionality for enhanced traction and performance under extreme driving
conditions.  It will also supply main driveshafts, which were redesigned to
bring more power from the engine to the wheel, resulting in an improved
driving experience.
    In addition to Dana's advanced technology, Ford's decision to select Dana
was based on the supplier's global resources, which will allow Ford to
recognize cost-saving advantages related to local engineering services, import
duty, and freight and handling costs.  Dana is also capable of providing Ford
with just-in-time delivery, allowing Ford to recognize advantages in reduced
inventory.
    "This new business further reflects Dana's position as a global leader in
the efficient manufacture and supply of advanced driveline systems," said Joe
Magliochetti, Dana chairman and CEO.  "Our global resources and innovative
technologies are important elements in our continuing efforts to expand our
programs outside the United States and better serve our global customers."
    ROC Spicer is part of Dana's Automotive Systems Group, a leading provider
of under-the-vehicle integration technology, including advanced drivetrain
torque and traction technologies, chassis design solutions, advanced
modularity concepts, complete integrated systems engineering, and program and
logistics management.  Its products include Spicer(R) axles, drivelines, and
structural products; GETRAG(R) differentials, PTUs, and transaxles; Tremec(R)
transmissions; Nakata(R) steering and suspension systems; and FTE(R) brake and
clutch actuation systems.  The group focuses on innovations to improve overall
vehicle handling, performance, and comfort.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of components,
modules and complete systems to global vehicle manufacturers and their related
aftermarkets. Founded in 1904 and based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates
some 300 major facilities in 34 countries and employs approximately 75,000
people.  The company reported sales of $12.3 billion in 2000. Dana's Internet
address is http://www.dana.com .



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