Innovation and Technology
Culture of Innovation
As a technology company, we have a culture of innovation that anticipates industry trends and challenges. From metallurgy to physics, and everything in between, we optimize every aspect of what we do. That why we’ve been around for 117 years.
Our global technology centers are home to more than 2,200 of the world’s leading engineers, technicians, and scientists dedicated to breakthrough advances that empower mobility and industrial customers.
Globally dispersed across nine countries, Dana’s network of technology centers deploys the methods of agile startups, dedicated to the pursuit of new ideas, products, and services. Disciplines around mechatronics, software development, cyber security, systems engineering, and electromagnetics shape a distinctive competency portfolio of shared expertise. This involves experimenting relentlessly, partnering with universities and start-ups, and leveraging new technologies and business models.
A DNA centered around collaborative innovation helps to anticipate, understand, and shape market trends and fast-track new products — partnering with those who think without limits to deliver novel, industry-shaping ideas.
We co-innovate with customers and partners to drive the next generation of mobility technology and collaborate to anticipate every step of the innovation journey through advanced engineering, product development and support, and business expansion.
Near sunny Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil, lies a 300,000-strong city called Gravataí — a hub of engineering excellence where we collaborate on some of the most efficient and powerful technologies to move vehicles and machines around the world.Read Article
Nestled among the vineyards of the famous Dolomite mountains and nearby the captivating Lake Garda in the north of Italy, lies the Dana Rovereto Technology Center — partnering with those who think without limits to deliver novel, industry-shaping ideas.Read Article
As he sets out on his Dana career, we took some time out with Charles Wright, Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer, Dana Chudleigh Technology Center, United Kingdom, to talk about his passion for engineering and critical career-building moments.Read Article
Innovating from a global hub of automotive expertise, the Dana Lindley Technology Center, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, boasts an outstanding...Read Article
In February 2020, we opened the doors to a 32,000 square-foot (3,000 square-meter) expanded facility in Slidell, Louisiana, United States, for the repair, service, and assembly of industrial gearboxes — including the ability to custom-make gears up to 6.5 feet (2 meters).Read Article
Dana’s journey into electrification has been more than 50 years in the making. Along the way, Agile development became a big part of our story.Read Article
Dana and Valeo announced this year a global collaboration to develop and supply 48-volt electric-vehicle systems for new-mobility applications.Read Article
Fuel cell bipolar plate and tire analytics solutions named finalists for 2020 Automotive News PACE Awards
Dana was named a 2020 Automotive News PACE Awards finalist for its metallic bipolar plates for fuel cells, as well as its Rhombus™ TireAnalytics system.Read Article
In a famous scene from Skyfall, James Bond adjusts his cuffs, gives his trademark thousand-yard stare, and jumps for a speeding train in pursuit of villain Raoul Silva.Read Article
While universities and industry have different missions and cultures, they are increasingly finding common ground in...Read Article