Dana Incorporated has launched Spicer Select drivetrain products, a new line of all-makes coverage for the North American commercial-vehicle aftermarket. Ideally suited for aging vehicles, the portfolio features Dana-engineered and -tested drivetrain products manufactured by a network of carefully selected partners, according to an announcement.
Spicer Select is available through traditional commercial-vehicle aftermarket channels, and immediately includes u-joints and center bearings with a plan to expand to yokes. Similar to the red branding of genuine Spicer parts, the new Spicer Select products will be identifiable in aftermarket outlets by its unique purple
packaging and brand personality.
“The new portfolio provides a Dana-engineered and -tested aftermarket solution to help maximize the life of aging vehicles that still have a job to do,” says Mark Wallace, executive vice president of Dana and president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies.
“The Spicer Select line is inclusive of high-demand replacement parts, which have been analyzed by our engineering teams and manufactured to meet Dana’s aftermarket requirements,” he adds.
Spicer Select parts undergo an assessment, including design-feature evaluations and engineering-specification approval. Manufacturing partners are vetted through a detailed audit, and the process is finalized by testing the part to ensure it meets Dana quality and performance levels, according to the company.
“With the longevity of today’s vehicles, operators need replacement options that provide a proven level of performance,” says Wallace. “Beginning with exceptional parts and Dana-approved engineering protocol, Spicer Select products set themselves apart by maintaining a high-quality process, ensuring proper fit and function, as well as long-lasting service.”
In anticipation of the needs of the light-vehicle aftermarket, Dana plans to announce Spicer Select for light-vehicle applications with the launch of u-joints, center bearings and yokes beginning in early 2019.
Spicer Select drivetrain products are backed by a comprehensive, competitive warranty and supported by Dana’s aftermarket team, the company states.