Dana Corporation announced yesterday that it has been selected to supply four different fluid-transfer systems for a future Renault vehicle. The total value of the contract is an estimated $60 million.
Over the duration of the multi-year agreement, Dana plans to provide fuel-line systems, brake-vacuum lines with integrated return valves, complete windscreen washing-line systems, and sunroof drain-hose systems.
Dana’s facility in Barcelona, Spain, will provide the products for Renault plants in Spain and France, while a Dana facility in Bursa, Turkey, will produce components for Renault in that region of Europe.
“We pride ourselves in being able to offer solutions that meet the specific needs of our customers,” commented Mike Laisure, president of Dana’s Automotive Systems Group.
“For example, in support of Renault achieving a five-star rating in the stringent European New Car Assessment Programme crash-testing process, Dana designed the multi-layer plastic fuel lines to specifically avoid kinking and rupturing,” added Laisure.