The opening of the new Dana facility in the Yancheng region, China, was announced back in mid-August. According to the global company, the production site will help «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». Talking about facilities, here’s the first part of an interview with former Vice President and General Manager of EU Mobile Operations Rino Tarolli, now retired, who told us about some organizational and strategic aspects.
The Yancheng plant is the 24th of Dana in China
The nearly 16,000 square-meter 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.
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.
Several off-highway manufacturers served
Dana serves numerous off-highway manufacturers in China, including AGCO, CRCHI, CRCC, CREG, Dingli, Epiroc, JLG, John Deere, SANY, Terex, XCMG, and Zoomlion.
«We continue to see strong interest in our products from our off-highway customers in China», said 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».