Dana breaks ground on US$50m EV manufacturing facility

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A new US$50m manufacturing facility in Åmål, Sweden, has broken ground that will initially produce electric motors for the mobility industry. This new facility from Dana’s is aimed to deliver clean-energy technologies and fully integrated e-Propulsion systems across all end markets.

This new operation will add to Dana’s portfolio of global electrodynamic facilities and will be the company’s largest of these facilities in Europe. With more than half of Dana’s three-year new business backlog coming from e-Propulsion products, the company is increasing its capacity to deliver electric components and systems in the region. These will support vehicles ranging from light vehicles to medium- and heavy duty trucks to large construction equipment.

“At Dana we are focused on delivering technologies that support the advancement of electrified vehicles that are also designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind. Sweden is a leader in renewable energy, with 98 percent of energy production being fossil free, which enables us to build our products using a more sustainable footprint in support of a zero-emissions future,” said Antonio Valencia, president of Dana Power Technologies and Global Electrification. “Our localized electrodynamic manufacturing strategy empowers our customers in Europe to accelerate their electrification journey across multiple vehicle platforms and segments.”

Supported by a robust supply chain and highly automated manufacturing methods, the facility is expected to open in late 2022 and will produce a range of Dana TM4 Motive high-speed electric motors for vehicles that will begin production in the first half of 2023.

The Dana TM4 Motive series permanent-magnet electric motors are designed as an efficient solution to meet the highest standards for efficiency, reliability, and performance.

“Transforming the vehicle manufacturing supply chain is critical in the shift to electric transport and I warmly welcome this investment by Dana, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the mobility industry. The new production facility in Åmål will add cuttingedge expertise to Sweden’s electromobility cluster while giving local employment a significant boost from the creation of highly skilled, future-focused jobs,” said Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs.

“Dana Incorporated is one of the world’s top 40 global vehicle parts suppliers whose products have helped to drive history’s greatest vehicles, including the iconic Model T Ford. I am delighted that Sweden can be a springboard for Dana as the company accelerates into the electric era. Allow me to extend our warmest welcome to the entire Dana team and to congratulate Åmål Municipality on this significant investment in Sweden’s e-mobility cluster,” said Jan Larsson, CEO, Business Sweden.

“This new facility builds on Dana’s more than a century of manufacturing in Sweden and will serve a broad range of European customers. It will be adjacent to our existing Åmål operation, which has provided support for the mobility industry for nearly 50 years,” said Patrik Palm, managing director, Dana Sweden. “We are excited to see this e-Mobility facility help meet the growing demand for electrified solutions by leveraging our state-of-the-art manufacturing expertise to implement highly automated manufacturing and final assembly lines operated by more than 80 new employees.”

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