Dana Holding Corp. announced that it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan Best Practice Award for Technological Innovation for its work on the Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft.
“Dana has distinguished itself as the technology innovation leader in the driveline manufacturing industry,” says Kumar Saha, industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “The Spicer Diamond Series Driveshaft utilizes innovative product design with a proprietary manufacturing process that combines steel end fittings with a single-piece high-strength aluminum tube, creating a lightweight, robust driveshaft for the commercial vehicle market.”
The award recognizes the planning and execution of technological innovations in the vehicular marketplace, and commends companies with the diligence, perseverance and dedication to excel in the increasingly competitive global marketplace. The criteria used to select recipients of the award consists of an evaluation of the technology’s uniqueness, its impact on customer value and relevance to the industry.
“Dana engineers provide innovations based on customer need and marketplace evolution, creating products and processes that deliver value, ingenuity, quality and performance,” says Roger Wood, chief executive officer for Dana. “The Spicer Diamond Series driveshaft is a prime example of this, offering our customers the compelling combination of a robust and reduced-weight driveline solution that is also environmentally friendly.”
Dana says its Spicer Diamond Series driveshaft offers 40 percent less weight than traditional two-piece steel driveshafts; optimum reliability and robustness; improved noise, vibration, and harshness characteristics; corrosion resistance; and an eco-friendly manufacturing process.