Since its origins, when Clarence Spicer opened in Plainfield, New Jersey, Dana Incorporated has grown into a global concern spanning countries worldwide and providing customers in countless market sectors with engineered solutions for powered vehicles and machinery. Whereas the history of the company starts out in the USA, a number of the milestones mentioned below originate in countries such as Germany and Italy, where brands, products and other patents came to life, later to become part of Dana.