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Dayco Partners with Maserati to Optimize Hybrid Technology

January 29, 2021 • 3 min read

January 29, 2021 – Dayco is a leading engine products and drive systems specialist for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries and is not only considered a preferred solution provider for high technology original equipment components around the world, but a strategic technical partner in the design and manufacture of complete systems.

Dayco Maserati 2021A recent example of this role is demonstrated in the company’s relationship with Maserati, for which the Dayco team designed and manufactured a tailored solution for the complete BSG (belt-integrated starter generator) hybrid system, also known as P0 Architecture, for the brand’s MHEV (mild-hybrid electric vehicle) engine, in its Ghibli Hybrid.

“To achieve Maserati’s required objectives, each component of the hybrid system has been designed to the highest standards to maximize fuel savings, reduce CO2 emissions and increase the durability of the entire system,” explained Dayco’s Vice President OE Sales and Business Development, Wouter Nijenhuis.

“This has been made possible through the compact design and use of optimized materials to produce the side-arm tensioner, the development of a new poly-V belt incorporating innovative materials and manufacturing processes to guarantee the best coefficient of friction during the lifetime of the engine, and finally, with the new damper pulley, specifically designed to protect the crankshaft of this powerful, MHEV engine.

“Emphasizing our commitment to the relationship with Maserati, the Dayco side-arm tensioner is being produced on a new, dedicated assembly line, which is state-of-the-art for this type of product and equipped with Industry 4.0 technology. Embracing the trend towards automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies and processes that is at its heart, the PLC computer control system utilizes artificial intelligence, inter-connected assembly machines, and finally, features fully autonomous testing.

“I wish to thank the entire Dayco global team for this outstanding result, which demonstrates the company’s partnership credentials and was achieved in spite of the exceptionally challenging circumstances caused by the current pandemic.”

About Dayco

Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.

Through our expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles.  Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows us to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer specific performance requirements.  Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need.  We accomplish this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything we do.

Dayco has more than 40 locations in 21 countries and over 4,000 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the Company’s website at

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