Dana Advanced Traction Technologies Aids Team in Conquering World Rally Championship
Oct 8, 2001
TOLEDO, Ohio, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Corporation (NYSE: DCN) today announced that the Dana-Troller rally team -- which features products from Dana's Traction Technologies Group -- has conquered the Cross-Country World Rally Championship in the off-road category. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) The team of Reinaldo Varela, driver, and Alberto Fadigatti, co-driver, piloted a four-wheel-drive Troller T5 diesel-powered SUV to victory in the Por Las Pampas Rally in Argentina - thus assuring the team of the championship in its category. The duo, which made its debut in this year's competition, had already won three other events -- the Tunisia Rally, the Morocco Rally, and the Master Rally. The Troller vehicle benefited from several advanced Dana components, including differentials, driveshafts, and steering terminals. "These races are composed of five days of brutal off-road driving conditions. For a vehicle to succeed, it is necessary for it to have products that offer the durability and lifespan to withstand the most extreme conditions. Dana has been working with Troller, a Brazilian off-road-vehicle manufacturer, to develop and apply new technologies that would give the team a competitive advantage," said Bill Carroll, president of Dana's Automotive Systems Group. "The partnership involved developing new components and evaluating their performance in real-life conditions. This demonstrates our commitment to providing Dana's customers the best-built, most-reliable products that utilize the latest in advanced technologies to reduce weight and improve handling." Dana has a proud heritage of developing industry-standard torque management systems, including the world-renowned Hydra-Lok(TM) differential, Dual Advantage(TM) dual disconnect system, and TXT(TM) limited-slip differential. The products were designed and supplied by Dana's Traction Technologies Group, which 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 technologies for automotive manufacturers worldwide. The group offers advanced driveline design solutions, complete integrated systems engineering, and logistics, drawing upon nearly a century of expertise in the following products: Spicer(R) axles and driveshafts; GETRAG(R) differentials, PTUs, and transaxles; structures and chassis systems; Nakata(R) steering and suspension systems; FTE(R) brake and clutch actuation systems; TTC and Tremec(R) transmissions; and all-wheel driveline systems engineering from Drive-Tek(TM), a Dana/GKN joint venture. 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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