Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dana Spicer awarded long term contract to supply axle to Blue Bird buses




Dana Holding, a supplier of driveline products for light and heavy duty vehicle manufacturers, has entered into a long-term agreement with Blue Bird to supply Spicer drive axles for its buses that are already equipped with Spicer driveshafts.

The buses are now equipped with Spicer 21,000 and 23,000 lb. GAWR single reduction axles, which feature proven performance and innovative high power density in lightweight designs.  Dana has long supplied Spicer driveshafts for Blue Bird buses.

"As a key supplier of best-in-class driveline technologies to specialty markets, Dana's combination of operating footprint, economies of scale, and engineering support makes it the ideal choice to supply axles for Blue Bird," said Mark Wallace, Dana's president of On-Highway Driveline Technologies.

Blue Bird chief operating officer John Kwapis said Dana has been the company's driveshaft supplier for many years.

Dana Holding Corporation is a Tier 1 automotive supplier that sells to almost every major vehicle manufacturer in the world. Dana is best known for producing driveshafts and axels, but also manufactures thermal, sealing, and structural parts. Dana also produces aftermarket service parts. Headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, Dana is focused on expanding globally with 92 facilities in 26 countries. In 2010, Dana ranked 398 on The Fortune 500. Dana holds trademarks on Spicer, Victor Reinz, Parish and Long

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