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Sany Group Selects Spicer® Drivetrain Components from Dana for New Wheel Loader Designed for European, North American Construction Markets

MUNICH, April 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that Sany Group has selected Spicer® drivetrain components for the new, high-performance Sany SW405K 18.5-tonne wheel loader. Debuting this week at Bauma 2016 and available commercially later this year, the Sany SW405K wheel loader will feature the Spicer TZL18 powershift transmission and Spicer 37R rigid planetary axles.

The Sany SW405K wheel loader has been designed for end users in Europe and North America, meeting the requirements of EU Stage IV and U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final emissions standards. It offers high operating speeds and abundant power with a 180-kW (241-horsepower) DEUTZ TCD 7.8 L6 engine.

"The Sany SW405K wheel loader features the latest technologies for improving fuel economy and maximizing performance," said Xiang Wenbo, president of Sany Heavy Industrial. "With a commitment to innovation as well as extensive engineering and manufacturing resources in China, Dana is an ideal partner for helping us extend Sany's reputation as a world leader in high-quality, technologically advanced construction machinery."

Specifically engineered for the global wheel loader market, Spicer TZL Series powershift transmissions are designed to enhance productivity, extend equipment life, and offer improved fuel efficiency that helps manufacturers meet regional emissions regulations.  The Spicer TZL18 transmission used on the Sany SW405K wheel loader is equipped with next-generation electronic controls to deliver continuous system monitoring, automatic shifting, advanced inching capability, and other advanced features.

Spicer 37R axles have been re-engineered and upgraded to offer the same performance as previous versions while reducing axle weight by up to 25 percent. With the planetary and wet disc brakes positioned inboard, Spicer 37R axles feature a modular design and a differential carrier with Posi-Torq™ and Hydra-Lok™ options that include high-integrity sealings. 

"We highly value our 15-year relationship with Sany, a recognized industry leader that shares our commitment to delivering customer value through an ongoing investment in research and development," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Driveline Technologies. "We look forward to the debut of the Sany SW405K wheel loader at Bauma in front of the world's most demanding buyers of construction vehicles."

Sany will be located in stand FN.620/9 in the north outdoor exhibition area at Bauma 2016, while Dana will showcase its advanced drivetrain technology concepts in hall A4, stand 326.  To learn more, visit

About Sany Group
Sany Group is a global construction machinery company with a vast product range, including concrete machinery, excavators, hoisting machinery, pile driving machinery, road construction machinery, port machinery, and wind turbines.  Launched in 1989, Sany Group has grown into a global corporation with five industrial campuses in China and four research and development and manufacturing bases in North America, Germany, India, and Brazil. 

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of highly engineered drivetrain, 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 more than 23,000 people in 25 countries on six continents.  In 2015, Dana generated sales of nearly $6.1 billion.  For more information, please visit

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