News & Events

March 26, 2013

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today it has introduced its SVL® brand of light-duty ring and pinion gearing to provide additional coverage and ratios for the most popular light vehicle applications.

The new offering of ring and pinion gearing include 7.5”, 8.8”, 9”, 9.5”, 10.25”, and 11.5” ring gear diameters for coverage of all makes of vehicles.  Also included are expanded ratios for the Dana 30, 44, 60, 70, and 80 axles.  Dana’s SVL product line is designed with precision engineering and is Dana-validated and approved to ensure product quality and durability that meets the aftermarket’s unique performance requirements. 

“This is the most aggressive all-makes aftermarket program Dana has launched to date, and it meets the growing need for coverage, quality, and affordable gearing for our customers,” said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager of the Dana Aftermarket.  “We invest in these products to ensure that each one meets the aftermarket standards and delivers necessary performance for every application.”

SVL gearing offers engineering-validated replacement parts for a perfect combination of performance and value.  The current SVL line features reliable universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets, as well as quality center bearings and ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.

The SVL products are aftermarket engineered to provide great value and performance, and are backed by Dana, the largest independent drivetrain manufacturer in the world.  

Dana is presenting this new line of SVL gearing during the nine-day 2013 Easter Jeep Safari, March 23-31 in Moab, Utah.  It is America’s largest and best-known event that promotes recreational four wheeling over 30 different trails.


March 26, 2013

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today it has expanded its Spicer® ring and pinion gear options for Dana 44TM (226 mm) and Dana 60TM (248mm) rear axles to include additional ratios, while ensuring top-of-the-line part quality through the manufacturing processes.

New ratios available for the Dana 44 and 60 axles include 4.56, 4.88, and 5.13, adding to existing ratios of the Dana 60 axle that range from 3.54 to 7.17 and the Dana 44 axle that range from 3.07 to 5.13. 

“By incorporating a thorough, innovative manufacturing process to develop our gears, we are able to offer a level of quality that is unmatched by other suppliers producing gearing technologies,” said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager of the Dana Aftermarket.  “In addition to maintaining a supply of reliable, genuine quality products, we are developing additional ratios to better meet our customer demands.”

Dana engineers its precision-machined 3-axis gearing technologies in the U.S., using controlled processes that include heat treatment, face hobbing, shot peening, lapping, and a special coating for initial break-in.  Heat treatment enables Dana to secure optimal hardness of the steel used, while face hobbing accurately cuts the gears to achieve desired spacing between gear teeth, reducing noise, vibration, and harshness and ensuring a quieter ride.  Shot peening maximizes durability and strength, nearly doubling the life of non-genuine parts, while lapping creates an improved contact pattern.

Based on customer feedback, Dana has created a new Spicer® gearing kit option to include the ring and pinion only for these applications.

Dana also is offering customers its Spicer® differential bearing kits that come with the necessary components to complete the installation.  Parts included in the differential bearing kits can repair vehicles that are equipped with Dana 30, 35, 44, 60, 70 and 80 axles.

The Dana 60 axle is a premiere choice for off-roading vehicles, towing applications, rock crawlers, and street rods.  Similarly, the Dana 44 axle is consistently used in off-road, four-wheel drive, street, and strip applications.

Dana is featuring its expanded options during the nine-day 2013 Easter Jeep Safari, March 23-31 in Moab, Utah.  It is America’s largest and best-known annual event that promotes recreational four wheeling over 30 different trails.

Visit the literature section of the recently redesigned www.spicerparts.com for more information on axle solutions.


March 20, 2013

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today it is expanding its SVL® product line to include SVL® 140 and SVL® 160 ring and pinion gears for common competitive applications.

The SVL 140 and SVL 160 ring and pinions are engineered for the aftermarket from quality steel and developed with heat treatments and machining to ensure performance, longevity, and durability. Tested and validated by Dana engineers, the SVL line delivers maximum value and exceptional reliability to aftermarket customers.

“SVL-branded products are ideal for customers looking for value pricing from a trusted source with reliability and quality they can depend on,” said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager of Dana’s aftermarket group. “These products are backed by Dana, built to meet the heavy-duty market’s rigorous demands, and provide increased accessibility to our strong portfolio.”
The products are backed by a six-month or 50,000-mile warranty and are fully stocked in the U.S., facilitating quick delivery times, immediate merchandise shipments, and no requirements for large inventory investments.

In addition to the new SVL 140 and SVL 160 ring and pinions, the SVL line offers heavy-duty customers access to the SVL 402 and SVL 404 ring and pinion gears, as well as universal joints and center bearings.

Designed for post-warranty vehicles, SVL products offer superior, engineering- validated replacement parts for vehicles with lower usage cycles. The current SVL line features reliable universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets, quality center bearings and ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.

For more details on the SVL product line and ordering information, visit the SVL website atwww.svlparts.com.

Dana will highlight its SVL line in booth 30555 at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show, March 21-23 in Louisville, Ky. The annual forum for the heavy-duty trucking industry provides face-to-face interaction between industry representatives and trucking professionals.

About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, GWB®, Thompson®, TruCool®, SVL®, and Transejes®, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles across the globe. Leveraged by a global network of 17 distribution centers, Dana’s dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates,
and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For more information, please visitwww.dana.com/aftermarket.

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world-leading supplier of driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. The company's global network of engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities provides original-equipment and aftermarket customers with local product and service support. Based in Maumee, Ohio, Dana employs more than 23,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2012 sales of $7.2 billion. For more information, please visit www.dana.com.


February 01, 2012

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today it will extend its SVL™ aftermarket drivetrain product line to include additional heavy-duty components and, for the first time, light-duty axle components. 

SVL products offer quality replacement parts designed specifically for post-warranty vehicles.

Availability of the extended product line is targeted for the second quarter, and will include Dana-tested and -validated center support bearings for light-, medium-, and heavy-duty applications, as well as light-vehicle axle shafts and ring and pinion gear sets for all vehicle makes and models. 

This is in addition to the existing SVL line of universal joints for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets and ring and pinion gear sets for heavy-duty applications.  

“After a successful launch of SVL in 2011, we saw increased demand for reliable light-vehicle drivetrain components,” said Mark Wallace, Dana’s president of On-Highway Technologies.  “Our extended SVL product line will fulfill the market’s demand for quality, affordable Dana-supported light-vehicle components, while further supporting the heavy-duty market’s needs.”

The SVL line is included in Dana’s product listing and available for order through customer services representatives.

More information on SVL products can be found at www.svlparts.com.