Dana Corp Heavy Truck Group.


Dana Corp Heavy Truck Group founded in 1904, an engineering student named Clarence Spicer left Cornell University to launch a new business in the vacant corner of a New Jersey factory. Spicer had earned a patent for his groundbreaking design of the first practical universal joint to power an automobile. Spicer’s improvement would quite literally unchain the automobile, which had previously relied on chain and sprocket drives to transmit power and outset, his new business enterprise was a decidedly bold step.

Dana Corporation emerged as one of the world’s most powerful automotive suppliers. Founded on Spicer’s designs, and fueled by the business acumen of legal representative, politician and financier Charles Dana, the company proceeded to increase its product collection, technological expertise and geographic scope throughout the century. Along the way, Dana Corporation also fostered a progressive, people-oriented culture that has added a unique dimension to the products and services the company provides to customer.

Building on these strengths, Dana products have helped to drive history’s greatest vehicles from the Model T and the World War II-era Jeep, to London taxicabs, 18-wheel rigs, giant earth-moving machines, and every car on the NASCAR racing circuit. As Dana embarks on its second century, it continues to build on this proud heritage. Dana people continue their obsessive detection of innovation. And the company continues to deliver on its commitment to advancing the science of mobility for the benefit of its global customers.

Company is a leading supplier of axle, drive shaft, engine, frame, chassis and transmission technologies. Dana has 46,000 employees in 28 countries. The company is located in Toledo, Ohio and reported sales of dollar 9.1 billion in 2004. Dana will develop profitably in the world’s vehicular markets and grown industry leading shareholder value. Company delivering the highest levels of performance and pursuing excellence in everything they do. Company will be among the few who lead and giving unexpected value by anticipating their customer needs and understanding what the consumer wants.
 
Company serves agriculture, construction, marine, racing and performance, industrial equipment, automotive and light truck and medium and heavy-duty truck markets.