JOHANNESBURG, Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) this week will demonstrate the company's longstanding commitment to the African construction and mining industries by presenting a complete range of integrated drivetrain solutions and aftermarket support at Bauma Africa 2013 in Stand No. H2.248.
Since acquiring Clark-Hurth Components in 1997, Dana has supplied complete high-quality, durable drivetrain solutions to local off-highway equipment manufacturers. Commonly known in the region as " Dana Spicer Clark-Hurth," Spicer ® products are the exact same drivetrain products customers are accustomed to purchasing or receiving on imported machinery under the Clark-Hurth™ brand.
"As the economies of Africa continue to grow and thrive, Dana recognizes the need to drive progress here with quality drivetrain products backed by unparalleled aftermarket service," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies. "We are fully leveraging the expertise we have gained in the global construction and mining industries to better support OEMs and equipment owners in this region."
At Bauma Africa, Dana will co-exhibit with BAE Systems Land Systems Gear Ratio (Gear Ratio), the company's distribution partner in Southern Africa for the past 25 years. Gear Ratio provides OEMs in this region with premier Spicer drivetrain systems and components to fit into existing applications for mining, construction, agriculture, material-handling, and forestry equipment.Gear Ratio is also the only Authorized Spicer Off-Highway Service Center in Southern Africa, providing warranty repairs, product support, and spare parts distribution for both OEMs and the aftermarket. Dana offers convenience to customers as the single source for drivetrain replacement parts and service under the Spicer ® brand umbrella, which includes Clark™, Clark-Hurth, Sige™, Comaxle™, Kirkstall™, Spicer ® GWB™, Spicer ® Italcardano™, and Spicer ® Ayra-Cardan™, as well as Victor Reinz ® sealing products. Dana subjects all genuine Spicer service parts to superior metallurgy, hobbed and shaved gearing, precision heat-treating, and shot peening to ensure consistent quality and exceptional durability. This week, Dana will present two axles used in mining and construction, including the new Spicer Model 133 with Posi-Stop™ brakes as well as Spicer Model 162/163 axles.