Dana Traction Technologies Group Obtains ISO 14001 Certification For Ten Of Its Global Facilities
Dec 12, 2001
FT. WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation's (NYSE: DCN) Traction Technologies Group announced today that ten facilities have received their ISO 14001 certification in the past three months. The facilities manufacture advanced traction technologies for the global OEM vehicular market. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) "Dana is committed to preserving the natural beauty of all its surroundings and will continue to maintain a high level of environmental consciousness," said Ismael Melgar, president of the Traction Technologies Group. "All of our global facilities are especially encouraged by the award of ISO 14001 and will continue to develop new technologies and the best manufacturing processes for ensuring our commitment to protect the environment in which we live and work." Added Melgar, "Our group is aggressively working to have the remainder of the global and U.S. facilities ISO 14001 certified in 2002 while continuing to pursue zero defects in quality and customer related issues." The Traction Technologies Group facilities that received their ISO 14001 include operations in the U.S. and other global facilities such as Dana's Fort Wayne facility in the U.S., its Birmingham facility in Europe, and Fujian Spicer operation in China. The group has additional operations in India, Australia, and South America that have also obtained ISO 14001. ISO 14001 is an Environmental Management System developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which provides any company, regardless of size or type, with a structure for managing environmental impacts. The documents cover a range of environmental disciplines, including environmental management systems, auditing, environmental performance evaluation, labeling, life-cycle assessment, and environmental aspects in product standards. The goal of the new Traction Technologies Group is to transfer any form of power into motion through the use of advanced technologies for traction control, noise refinement, stability enhancements, and fuel efficiency for the vehicular market. Future advancements of the Traction Technologies Group include the new AdvanTek(TM) series. The series will encompass a variety of traction enhancing components for addressing the future needs of vehicle platforms. The AdvanTek(TM) series is slated for release early next year in support of vehicle platforms for 2005 and beyond. Dana's Traction Technologies Group consists of 25 manufacturing, assembly, and research facilities in 16 countries. The group encompasses a wide variety of traction-oriented solutions - from individual components to the gearless technologies of tomorrow. Its operations span six continents and are strategically located to efficiently address the evolving demands of light- vehicle OEMs. The Traction Technologies Group is part of Dana's Automotive Systems Group, a leading provider of under-the-vehicle integration technology designed to improve overall vehicle handling, performance, and comfort. The group offers advanced drivetrain torque and traction technologies, chassis design solutions, advanced modularity concepts, complete integrated systems engineering, and program and logistics management. Its products include Dana 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. 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 some 330 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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