ROVERTO, Italy—Dana Holding Corp. will launch the Dana Mechatronics Technology Center in Roverto later this year to support advanced engineering programs for the off-highway market.
Dana said the center initially will encompass 11,800 square feet of space, featuring systems and components design and validation, technology evaluations and comparisons, proof-of-performance vehicle prototype development, feasibility and performance evaluations, and other advanced engineering functions.
The mechatronics center will combine information technology, electronics, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics. It will use the center to identify and leverage mechatronics system development opportunities with off-highway equipment manufacturers, facilitate co-development and networking opportunities with high-tech collaborators, and attract engineering talent, Dana said.
“The sophistication of off-highway equipment is growing at an accelerated rate, and manufacturers are increasingly adopting mechatronic technology to achieve performance and efficiency gains in the next generation of vehicles,” Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies, said in a statement.
Dana said it is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing and thermal management technologies for the passenger vehicle, commercial truck and off-highway equipment markets. The firm operates in 26 countries with 23,000 employees and preliminary sales for 2014 at $6.6 billion.