TOLEDO, Ohio - Dana Corporation announced that its Plumley
Hose Division will supply fuel hoses for use on the new diesel engine produced by DMAX
Limited, a joint venture between Isuzu Motors America and General Motors. Production is set to begin in June.
As part of this
new business, the Plumley Hose Division , headquartered in Paris, Tenn., will supply the
components to the DMAX assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio. The hoses were customized to
Isuzu's specifications for this package for use on several of General Motors 2001
model-year light and medium trucks.
provided us with great support from prototype preparation to initial production,"
said Gary Hebda, purchasing manager for Isuzu Motors America. "Plumley has been able
to fulfill all of the program's timing and quality requirements."
flouroelastomer (FKM) fuel hoses will be created from materials mixed at Plumley's Mixing
Facility. The in-house mixing facility is offered to Dana customers as a support center to
create customized , more cost-effective specialty elastomers in a quality-controlled
state-of-the-art design and testing center enabled us to create materials precisely to
Isuzu's unique specifications," said Stephen Plumley, general manager at Dana's
Plumley Hose Division. "Plumley specializes in high value-added materials such as
FKM. Our expertise in such organic rubber materials allowed us to customize these
components in a relatively short time frame."
Systems Group provides components, modules , and systems to engine and vehicle
manufacturers worldwide. The group consists of Dana's Fluid System Products operations,
Boston Weatherhead division , and Plumley hose operations.