Dana to open mechatronics centre in Northern Italy
- January 31, 2015
Dana Holding Corp. is about to launch a Dana Mechatronics Technology Centre in Rovereto, Italy, to further engineering programmes for the off-highway market. The technology centre will be located in the Polo della Meccatronica di Rovereto near Lake Garda in Northern Italy.
The home of the new centre is in a cluster of companies, university departments, research centres and other industrial accelerators devoted to mechatronics. "This is a rapidly growing field of engineering that combines information technology, electronics, mechanics, hydraulics and pneumatics," the company stated.
Dana will use the centre to identify mechatronics system development opportunities with off-highway equipment manufacturers, facilitate co-development and networking opportunities with high-tech collaborators and also to attract engineering talent.
Initially, the centre will cover 11,800 square feet and will become operational during 2015. It will be staffed by a team of engineers, researchers, technicians and support personnel. The Rovereto location is close to the existing Dana technology centres for off-highway axles and driveshafts.