Dana highlights capabilities for Indian construction industry


Dana Incorporated, American supplier of axles, driveshafts and transmissions, to the off-highway industry, has announced the company’s growing support for the Indian construction industry, including new technologies, enhanced local engineering capabilities, and additional manufacturing and distribution facilities.

Exhibiting at EXCON 2019 last week, Dana showcased numerous drive systems for diesel-, hybrid-, and electric-powered construction equipment.

“India is one of the largest industrial markets in the world, making it a key region for supporting our customers through a larger global footprint and deeper e-Mobility expertise,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana off-highway drive and motion technologies. “The comprehensive range of innovations we are featuring at EXCON 2019 reflects our investments to expand our world-class engineering, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities in India.”

Drive and motion technologies for construction

Dana offers drive and motion technologies for compact construction equipment that demonstrate the company’s support for a wide range of applications and vehicle energy strategies.  At EXCON 2019, Dana is presenting complete drive systems for compactors that include Spicer axles, Spicer Torque-Hub wheel drives, and Brevini hydraulic motors.

Additionally, Dana is presenting a complete range of products for diesel-, hybrid-, and electric-powered aerial work platforms (AWPs), wheel loaders, and self-loading mixers.

Dana supports the construction market with Spicer drive technologies for vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines. Dana then seamlessly packages advanced drivetrain solutions into current vehicle architectures through products that include Ashwoods motor and generator solutions for hybrid configurations and Spicer Electrified innovations for electric-powered equipment.

Dana also supplies a wide selection of Brevini Electrified motion products optimised for the unique power distribution requirements of hybrid and electric off-highway vehicles.

Growing presence in India

Dana has been a leading tier-one supplier to vehicle manufacturers in India for more than 50 years, and the company has taken numerous steps recently to expand its capabilities in the region.

A series of strategic acquisitions has added significant Asian manufacturing capacity, supplemented local engineering and customer support, and fortified the company’s expertise in managing complex global development programs.  More than 5,000 employees work at Dana’s 17 facilities in India, including two global technology centres.

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Saul Wordsworth is deputy editor of the iVT brand - which includes digital and print editions of a quarterly magazine and Off-Highway Annual, as well as ivtinternational.com. He is a keen cyclist and lives in north London.

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