MAUMEE, Ohio, May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has been honored by FCA US LLC as the "2017 Innovation Supplier of the Year" for North America. The award was presented earlier this month during the automaker's Annual Supplier Conference in Detroit and recognizes extraordinary commitment to innovation, quality, warranty, cost, delivery, and the foundational principles of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
Specifically, Dana was acknowledged for developing a technologically advanced heat exchanger for the induction-air system on FCA's 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. The heat exchanger is a critical component in the vehicle's unique refrigerated charge air cooling system. The system introduces low-temperature refrigerated air into the intake system, delivering a denser charge and boosting engine horsepower.
With extensive expertise in advanced thermal-management technology, Dana quickly developed a prototype for this innovative, advanced solution that effectively addressed the vehicle's unique need to super cool for added performance.
"Dana is honored to be recognized by FCA US for innovating this specialized solution to support its exciting new vehicle," said Dwayne Matthews, president of Dana Power Technologies. "Dana is continually and actively developing advanced technologies that address current industry needs and potential future challenges. This approach allows us to respond to the unique requirements of our customers. Additionally, our strong relationship and collaboration with the FCA team made the process for creating this solution possible, and within a short timeframe."
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the first-ever factory production car with a refrigerated liquid-to-air charge air cooling system. This enables charge air induction temperatures previously not possible in pressure-charged street-legal production vehicles – enhancing engine performance even in extreme temperatures.
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 approximately 27,000 people in 34 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.
SOURCE Dana Incorporated