Dana Holding Corporation started production of its Victor Reinz multi-layer steel (MLS) cylinder head gaskets, exhaust gaskets, and transmission valve body separator plates at its facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China.
Dana's 129,000ft2 technical centre is a comprehensive engineering and manufacturing facility that enables the company to develop and produce Victor Reinz sealing solutions within its Wuxi campus. The expanded manufacturing footprint will immediately support Dana's key customers with local operations in China, as well as offer further support for customer growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
"The Asia-Pacific region remains a strong focus for Dana and we regularly evaluate the product needs of our customers to ensure our manufacturing strategy aligns with their needs”, said Dwayne Matthews, president of the Dana Power Technologies Group. "Launching production of the MLS gasket and transmission plate technologies enables Dana to meet the growing product demand and also support current and future customers with an extensive technology portfolio in this region."
The Wuxi facility also will produce Dana's MLS transmission valve body separator plates that allow for optimised channel paths and smaller valve bodies through the reduction of fasteners that can interfere with desired flow paths. This technology substantially increases valve body sealing for high-performance transmissions with operating pressures of up to 80 bar.