"We're pleased to have extended this important contract with Ford, particularly on a vehicle as significant as the F-150," said Mike Burns, Dana chairman and CEO. "Dana's frame helps the F-150 ride smoother and last longer. The electrocoated frame surface improves corrosion resistance and the Dana hydroformed siderails increase vehicle stiffness and torsional rigidity for better handling - contributing to praise from safety advocates."
The Ford F-150 has earned NHTSA's five-star rating for driver and right- front-passenger frontal crash performance and received a "Best Pick" in frontal offset crash testing performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Dana has supplied the full-perimeter frame for the F-150 for more than 30 years. Depending on the engine and transmission configuration, Dana also supplies the transmission oil cooler, piston rings, and various gaskets and fluid-transfer products for the Ford F-150.
Dana people design and manufacture products for every major vehicle producer in the world. Dana is focused on being an essential partner to automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle customers, which collectively produce more than 60 million vehicles annually. A leading supplier of axle, driveshaft, engine, frame, chassis, and transmission technologies, Dana employs 46,000 people in 28 countries. Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company reported sales of $9 billion in 2004. Dana's Internet address is: www.dana.com.
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