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Dana adds improvements to Spicer aftermarket offerings


Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Intended to significantly simplify the ordering and delivery of Spicer service carriers, the new part numbering system better reflects industry standards and allows customers to easily identify axle locations, model numbers, ratios, gross axle weight ratings, and other carrier options.
Intended to significantly simplify the ordering and delivery of Spicer service carriers, the new part numbering system better reflects industry standards and allows customers to easily identify axle locations, model numbers, ratios, gross axle weight ratings, and other carrier options.

MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana Holding Corp. has enhanced its genuine heavy-axle carrier program for the aftermarket with the launch of a new user-friendly, smart part-numbering system and the addition of a new core exchange purchase option.

“We have implemented these new initiatives to support our customers who have been asking for a simplified part identification scheme along with a process to return cores to a trusted market partner,” said Chris Boesel, senior product manager for the Dana Aftermarket.  “We will also maintain our popular approach to marketing genuine Spicer original-equipment carriers.

“What hasn’t changed is the quality and reliability of our Spicer products, which will continue to include the same high standards as those delivered to our OEM customers.”

Intended to significantly simplify the ordering and delivery of Spicer service carriers, the new part numbering system better reflects industry standards and allows customers to easily identify axle locations, model numbers, ratios, gross axle weight ratings, and other carrier options.

The core exchange program was added to give customers an additional purchase choice for new Spicer carriers.  Both the Spicer core-exchange carriers and the Spicer core-free carriers consist of genuine, brand new carriers (not used or reman).

The enhancements include both medium- and heavy-duty carriers.  An industry-best two-year, unlimited miles warranty will remain in effect, with the option of a three-year, unlimited miles warranty recently added with the use of the new Spicer FE 75W-90 axle lubricant.

With the changes, which went into effect this month, the Dana Aftermarket has also created a new website — Spicerparts.com/carriers — for easy cross referencing of old part numbers with new part numbers and for checking local availability.  The page includes additional product information and updates.

All of Dana’s Spicer carrier gearing components are manufactured with special grade steel, heat-treated and shot-peened to optimize hardness and performance, and precision machined to help ensure consistency across all axle sets.

Distribution and logistics sites for genuine Spicer carriers are located in 20 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada with same day service available in certain areas.

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, visit dana.com/aftermarket.

Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primary markets — passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment — Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing and distribution facilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents. 

Dana recorded sales of $6.6 billion in 2014.  Forbes magazine selected Dana as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.  For more information, visit dana.com.

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