Two years ago, Brevini Australia announced the global sale of Brevini Group, S.p.A. to Dana Incorporated, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio, USA. Founded in 1904, Dana employs more than 23,000 people in 33 countries across six continents. In 2015, Dana generated sales of nearly $6.1 billion.
Headquartered in Reggio Emilia, Brevini employs nearly 2,300 people and operates engineering and manufacturing facilities in Italy, Germany and China, with a network of more than 30 sales subsidiaries all over the world.
As part of the integration into the Dana organisation, all Brevini branches and production centres have been renamed as Service and Assembly Centres (SACs). In line with this global move, Brevini Australia has changed it legal name to Dana SAC Australia Pty Ltd.
Explains Greg Bunn, managing director of the latter company, “locally, there will effectively be no change as to our operations. However, we expect to avail of the economies of scale and synergy between and among the different Dana SACs worldwide.
“With this amalagamation into the Dana organisation, we are also embarking on improvements in various internal operations, with a plan to expand and improve our sales assistance to our customers, as well as, enhance our R&D activities.
“Results of the new R&D focus and working synergy will be noted locally, not just in the normal day-to-day business dealings with our customers, but just as importantly, in the new products slated for introduction from mid-2019 onwards. Watch this space.”