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Dana acquires e-Powertrain Integrator

Driveline manufacturer, Dana, has announced the acquisition of electric powertrain integrator Nordresa Motors Inc.

Based in Montreal, Canada, Nordresa has two decades of electrification intel and experience.

Terms of the transaction were not yet disclosed.

Dana in a media statement it issued this week said it further enhanced its electrification capabilities.

It now combines portfolios of motors, inverters, chargers, gearboxes and thermal-management products with Nordresa's proprietary battery-management system, electric powertrain controls and integration expertise for which it is now better positioned to deliver complete electric powertrain systems.

"Nordresa's experience designing and integrating electric vehicle systems enables Dana to offer our customers a complete system solution, including fully-integrated e-Axles, battery and powertrain controls, and thermal management," said James Kamsickas, Dana President and CEO. 

"Each of Dana's customers are at different points on their electrification journey and our strategy remains focused on supporting them with industry-leading technology and expertise for all vehicle architectures."

The transition of the powertrain to fully electric requires changes to the propulsion system, power steering, air conditioning compressors, and other accessory systems that are specifically engineered for battery-electric solutions.

It is anticipated that Nordresa's capacity to integrate these systems at once with customisation of battery storage and management systems will enable Dana to offer its customers the most efficient solution.

"The electrification of commercial vehicles is rapidly increasing, and Nordresa was in search of a company with a strong heritage and customer-centric culture that would further accelerate our business," said Sylvain Castonguay, president and CEO of Nordresa. 

"Joining Dana provides Nordresa access to a global footprint, diverse customer base, and complete portfolio of electrification capabilities that will create long-term value for our customers," he said.

Nordresa's founders will retain leadership positions at Dana.

(Image: Spicer Electrified eS4500i e-Drive Unit).



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