Dana’s new line for Pac­car

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DANA AUS­TRALIA has an­nounced the launch of a new line of in­ter­axles and main drive­shafts for Pac­car Gen­uine Parts.

Dana says the new prod­ucts, man­u­fac­tured at its Keys­bor­ough plant in Vic­to­ria, will cater to all ap­pli­ca­tions while help­ing in­crease cru­cial up­time sought by fleets in the ul­tra-com­pet­i­tive af­ter­mar­ket.

Cus­tomised in di­rect col­lab­o­ra­tion with the orig­i­nal equip­ment man­u­fac­turer (OEM), the shorter in­ter-axles, which are housed be­tween the front axle and tan­dem rear axle, have been spec­i­fied for the 1710 and 1810 in­ter-axle prod­uct range. The main drive­shafts will cater to 1710, 1810, SPL170 and 250 mod­els.

War­ren Far­ru­gia, Dana Aus­tralia busi­ness de­vel­op­ment af­ter­mar­ket, says by pro­vid­ing na­tional and lo­cal fleets with a va­ri­ety of in­ter-axles and main drive­shafts, the com­pany will be able to de­liver up­time so­lu­tions for fleets across the coun­try.

“Be­ing an OE sup­plier for many truck brands the con­sis­tent feed­back that we’ve had from fleets is they want a more re­li­able af­ter­mar­ket prod­uct that elim­i­nates down­time and in­creases more up­time,” Far­ru­gia says.

As the lo­cal arm of a global man­u­fac­tur­ing spe­cial­ist, Dana Aus­tralia says it can draw upon its OE sup­pli­ers and engi­neer­ing to bring in ad­di­tional prod­ucts to sup­port fleets and the dif­fer­ent types of pro­files they have across truck brands from Europe and the US.

“We’re tap­ping into a whole va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent in­ter-axle and main drive­shafts for dif­fer­ent types of brands and these new prod­ucts will also help us to ac­com­mo­date fur­ther truck brands in the mar­ket.”

Ac­cord­ing to Far­ru­gia, Pac­car Parts will be sell­ing the drive­shaft prod­uct range as a ser­vice re­place­ment drive­shaft un­der the brand name Pac­car Gen­uine Parts through its own deal­er­ship net­work. He says in or­der to sup­port all of its fleets through­out Aus­tralia, Dana will rely on its part­ner­ship with na­tional driv­e­train dis­trib­u­tor Driv­e­line Ser­vices whose reach across all states and ter­ri­to­ries should fur­ther re­duce the down­time for OEMs await­ing the new parts of­fered by Dana.

“Driv­e­line is fully trained on our prod­uct process, pro­ce­dures and qual­ity stan­dards. They use all of our OE gen­uine parts to man­u­fac­ture their dif­fer­ent types of in­ter-axles and drive­shafts, which then al­lows us to have a quicker turn­around time frame to sup­port this new prod­uct range.”

Hav­ing a global reach, ac­cord­ing to Far­ru­gia, al­lows Dana to tap into other brands that it is not cur­rently man­u­fac­tur­ing for.

“It gives the fleets the same qual­ity com­po­nent that they would pur­chase from an OE truck brand new in the af­ter­mar­ket space,” he said. “There’s that re­li­a­bil­ity, qual­ity, per­for­mance and also the fact the drive­shafts are lo­cally made in Aus­tralia – sup­port­ing Aus­tralian man­u­fac­tur­ing and se­cur­ing jobs.”

Be­low left: Dana’s drive­shafts are lo­cally man­u­fac­tured

Above: Dana Aus­tralia are man­u­fac­tur­ing in­ter-axles for Pac­car Parts

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