Dana Incorporated announces the opening of a new facility in Yancheng, China, that will help the company expand its production of highly specialized hub drives, planetary drives, helical and bevel helical gearboxes, and hydrostatic solutions for off-highway customers in the region.
The nearly 16,000 sq.-m (172,000 sq.-ft.) manufacturing and assembly plant is Dana’s 24th in China and is able to produce approximately 160,000 units per year for customers in the construction, agriculture, and industrial markets. The capabilities of the new plant improve Dana’s synergies for customers by enabling them to purchase an entire package of drive and motion systems produced locally by a single Tier One supplier.
“We continue to see strong interest in our products from our off-highway customers in China,” says Aziz Aghili, President of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems. “Our newest capabilities in the prosperous and growing Yancheng region allow us to closely integrate with our customers’ supply chains and help strengthen Dana’s position as a premier, trusted supplier in the region.”
Dana’s Robust Presence in China
Since establishing operations in China in 1991, Dana has steadily bolstered its capabilities to support vehicle manufacturers in the region through numerous investments in engineering and manufacturing resources.
In 2019, Dana added the local production of e-Axles, e-Hub drives, electric motors, inverters, and planetary gearboxes for e-Drives that fortified the company’s leadership in electrification and hybridization across the passenger car, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets in the region.
The company operates two other facilities in Yancheng, including a plant that opened in 2018 to manufacture thermal-management products for conventional and new-energy vehicles.
Dana currently has approximately 6,200 employees in China through its wholly owned and joint-venture operations.