Dana LLC is pleased to announce that Applus+ IDIADA has reinforced its capabilities in the electronics area through the purchase and license of certain assets of Dana Limited in the UK. 

Dana LLC, headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, will continue to design, develop and supply the full OpenECU® product line, while Applus+ IDIADA will expand its electronics service offering to include the extended use of OpenECU, and will also distribute the product worldwide on a non-exclusive basis.  OpenECU LLC and Applus+ IDIADA plan to collaborate to maximize the commercial success of both parties’ business interests.

“Having the strength and resources of Applus+ IDIADA representing the Dana brand offers significant opportunity to expand our business not only in Dana Ltd’s existing UK market but also into Applus+ IDIADA’s markets globally,” said Dr. Walter Lucking, CEO of Dana LLC.

Dr. Carles Grasas, CEO of Applus+ IDIADA, added: “We’re pleased to add the capabilities of Dana Ltd to the Applus+ IDIADA group. This is an important step forward in our strategy to grow both our UK operations and our electronics engineering capability. Combining the key strengths of our respective businesses will broaden our customer reach and value proposition to the benefit of both businesses.”



Dana LLC has been in the United States since 1990. The OpenECU product family (Model-Based development Software Platform) is Dana’s signature product family and by 2019 there were more than 40,000 OpenECU based ECUs on the road in production vehicle applications.

Information about Dana and its products in the USA is available to journalists online at https://openecu.com.