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.
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    "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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