PUNE, India—Dana Inc. is expanding its e-propulsion capabilities in India with the addition of a 50,000-sq.-ft. facility in Pune. The expansion follows a series of acquisitions intended to boost Dana's electrodynamic portfolio in the Asian region.
Scheduled to open later this year, the Pune facility will produce Dana TM4 low- to high-voltage electric motors, inverters and vehicle control units for an array of electric vehicle applications, including trucks and buses.
By expanding in India, Dana said it is better positioned to serve as a preferred supplier as it creates in-house capabilities that can deliver completed, full integrated e-propulsion systems to OEMs in all mobility markets.
"By expanding Dana's manufacturing expertise for motors and inverters in India, we will be able to support the acceleration of the adoption of electric vehicles in key growth areas, such as the Asia-Pacific region, while promoting India's position as a rising global leader in mobile electrification technologies," Gajanan Gandhe, Dana's vice president and country leader in India, said in a statement.
Since 2017, Dana has made eight acquisitions intended to bolster its electrodynamic portfolio, which includes motors, inverters, controls and software, as well as thermal management products for batteries and power electronics.
Through its facilities and along with its affiliates, Dana manufactures an entire product portfolio in Asia, including axles, driveshafts, sealing, and thermal technologies for the automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle markets.
The auto supplier has had a presence in India for about 60 years, and it employs 5,000 in the country today. The company's Technical Center, located in Pune, serves as a global innovation hub and employs 250 engineers.
Globally, Dana operates in 34 countries across six continents and employs about 36,000. In 2019, Maumee-based Dana reported $8.6 billion in sales.
Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana and Hydro-Quebec—the largest electricity producer in Canada. Hydro-Quebec also claims to be among the world's largest hydroelectric power producers.