Dana Inc. and Navistar International Corp. have reached a new supply agreement by which Dana will supply the commercial vehicle OEM with a wide range of driveline parts for heavy-duty trucks, medium-duty/delivery trucks, buses, and vocational vehicles. The two manufacturers did not report the terms or value of the “multi-year commercial sales agreement,” but according to Dana it will mean Navistar has access to the full range of the supplier’s current driveline product portfolio.
"The trucking industry is being driven by increasingly stringent efficiency standards, while vehicle owners and operators require steadfast reliability and low cost of ownership," stated Dana commercial vehicle driveline technologies vice president Tim Farney. "Vehicle manufacturers and critical component suppliers must collaborate to deliver an optimized blend of performance and dependability for all trucking applications."
In addition to the new commercial sales agreement (CSA), Dana will continue to be the standard-position driveshaft supplier for all Navistar truck models.
Ohio-based Dana manufactures drivetrain, sealing, and thermal-management technologies for passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment. It has nearly 100 engineering centers, manufacturing plants, and distribution centers worldwide.
Navistar International manufactures International brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus school and commercial buses. It also has an affiliate that supplies service parts for trucks and diesel engines.
Dana added that the new agreement would be “a platform for collaboration on new technologies under development,” which would be directed at specific needs of Navistar's customers.
David McKean, Navistar’s vice president for global procurement, commented, "our mission is to deliver reliable trucks and buses that maximize uptime for vehicle operators. We are also continuously working to exceed industry efficiency standards.” McKean called the CSA “a testament to our partnership as we work together to present customers with high-performance, fuel-efficient, dependable vehicles for a wide range of applications."