Dana expands distribution in Europe

Feb. 1, 2012
Dana Holding Corp. has added a distribution center in Gyor, Hungary, as part of its aftermarket expansion in Europe

Dana Holding Corp. has added a distribution center in Gyor, Hungary, as part of its aftermarket expansion in Europe.

The 65,000-sq.-ft. facility, which has already shipped its first parts, will receive parts from six Dana production facilities in Belgium, Hungary, Italy, and Spain.

“We are focused on building our distribution capabilities to best service our customers globally,” said Dana president & CEO Roger Wood. “In addition to the Gÿor facility, we also plan to open regional distribution centers in Mexico and China in 2012. This expanded network will enable us to more efficiently meet the growing demand for our aftermarket products and will offer our customers access to Dana’s entire inventory.”

Dana has installed a new ERP system that will connect the new facilities with its existing distribution center in Crossville, TN. The ERP system includes online ordering at www.DanaMate.com, and real-time part tracking for customers.

“The demand for our service products has increased, creating the need to improve our distribution network to match this growth,” Wood added. “By expanding our online services, opening these new distribution centers, and managing the entire process with Dana facilities and people, we are advancing Dana’s goal to increase our aftermarket business to 20% of our annual sales.”

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