Dana Inc. announced that it will construct a state-of-the-art gear manufacturing facility in Europe. The 140,000-square-foot facility in Győr, Hungary, will provide customers in the region with access to Dana’s advanced design, engineering and manufacturing expertise to support their sourcing initiatives and technology strategies. The Maumee, Ohio-based company plans to invest $51 million in the project. Construction will begin in the first quarter of 2017, and the plant will employ about 200 people by 2020.

The facility will produce Spicer® AdvanTEK® hypoid or spiral bevel ring and pinion gear sets. Dana manufactures primary ring and pinion drive gearing for traditional banjo and beam axles, as well as all-wheel-drive systems. Full axle assembly on the site is possible in the future. The plant will serve as the company’s fourth operation in Győr. The decision to develop another factory in the country was made possible by the support of the Hungarian government, which awarded Dana a non-refundable cash grant based on the proposal of the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA).