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Dana acquires e-powertrain integrator Nordresa Motors

Dana Incorporated recently completed the acquisition of Nordresa Motors, which develops and manufactures electric powertrains for commercial vehicles.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

According to Dana, the investment enhances its electrification capabilities by combining its portfolio of motors, inverters, chargers, gearboxes and thermal-management products with Nordresa’s proprietary battery-management system, electric powertrain controls and integration expertise to deliver complete electric powertrains.

“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.”

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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. Nordresa’s ability to integrate these systems while customizing the battery storage and management systems enables the most efficient solutions to be offered to customers, Dana said.

“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.”

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