MAUMEE, Ohio, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A new constant-velocity joint for pickup trucks from Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has been named a finalist for the 2018 Automotive News PACE Awards. The awards are considered a benchmark for automotive innovation, technological advancement, and business performance.
Dana's 6,000 Nm Rzeppa-style constant-velocity joint provides a durable solution for use in heavy-duty pickup trucks. The technology is the first use of a CV joint in pickup trucks and is able to improve strength, maximize efficiency, and reduce weight over previous technologies.
"Dana embraces a culture of innovation, and our technical expertise allows us to collaborate with customers to develop solutions to address their most intriguing challenges," said Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies. "This solution provides for durability and efficiency at high operating joint angles and in extreme temperatures. This is the seventh consecutive year that Dana has been named a finalist for this prestigious award and is another example of our commitment to commercializing new technologies."
Dana has earned five PACE Awards since the program's inception, most recently in 2017 for its Victor Reinz® Multi-layer Steel Transmission Pump Gasket. The company's Adaptive Air/Oil Separation System and Spicer® OpTiMa™ Tire Pressure Management System also were named finalists in 2017.
The finalists were announced on Oct. 14 at the SAE Detroit Section's annual Global Leadership Conference. Winners will be named on April 9, 2018.
About Dana Incorporated
Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery. Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications. Founded in 1904, Dana employs nearly 29,000 people in 33 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers. The company reported sales of more than $5.8 billion in 2016. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's operations were selected as a 2017 Top Workplace in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan by The (Toledo) Blade. For more information, please visit dana.com.
About the Automotive News PACE Awards
The Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Awards is recognized around the world as the industry benchmark for automotive innovation. The 2018 edition of the Automotive News PACE Awards will be awarded to international automotive organizations for bringing game- changing innovation to their OEM customers and the automotive industry. The PACE Awards program welcomes entries from all suppliers to automotive OEMs. Applicants and winners have come from six continents including large and small companies supplying production parts, materials, capital equipment, and services. The award is presented by Automotive News, EY, Transportation Research Center Inc.
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