Founded in 1919, Fairfield Manufacturing possesses a century of experience building custom gears and drive systems.

Original equipment manufacturers worldwide rely on Fairfield® for fully integrated gear production capabilities delivering superior performance across a wide range of industrial and mobile applications.  Whether you need a contract manufacturer that can build precisely to your print or a motion technology expert capable of solving your most complex gear performance issues, you can rely on Dana Fairfield.


Today, as a brand within Dana, it retains a leading position within the gear industry as one of the largest producers in North America. From its manufacturing location in Lafayette, Indiana,USA, and complemented with a satellite facility located in Belgaum, India, Dana Fairfield serves a customer base which is worldwide.

A well-known supplier to industry with experience in both on and off-shore applications, Fairfield®, with its specific know-how and engineering expertise, extends the boundaries of Dana as a global key solutions provider for gears and drive systems.


Dana Fairfield enhances production capabilities and equipment

To engage the rapidly increasing interest in compact track loaders (CTLs) and other small- to mid-sized construction vehicles in North America, the Dana facility in Lafayette is enhancing its process capabilities and equipment.

By doing so, Dana is nearly tripling its annual production of Spicer Torque-Hub track drives within the current footprint of its manufacturing and assembly hub in Lafayette. The expansion includes installing automated assembly processes managed by a full manufacturing execution system, extending already robust lean manufacturing initiatives, and incorporating next-generation quality controls.

“By strategically expanding our product and process capabilities in North America, Dana is well-positioned to partner with our customers in the region to address changing market demands and considerations.” – Jeroen Decleer, Senior Vice President, Off-Highway Drive and Motion Systems


Dana Fairfield has unique capabilities to machine and heat treat large components. We maintain certifications with the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register, the Association og American Railroads, the Performance Review Institute’s Transportation and Power Generation Program, and DNV. Our certifications cover various aspects of our business including non-destructive testing, heat treating, the manufacture of bull gears, pinions, and starter gears, ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 1649:2016 registrations, and quality assurance and type approvals for marine jacking systems.


Dana Fairfield produces gears, components and custom drives for a wide range of industries and applications



Our fully-staffed facility in Lafayette, Indiana offers a full suite of services including design, manufacturing, metallurgical engineering, and testing.

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The markets we cover

In addition to marine, mining, and oil and gas production, we also offfer solutions for railway, and environment, energy and recycling.

The capabilities we provide

Fairfield® engineers, manufactures, tests, certifies, and supplies precision-made gears and gear drives for an expansive range of industrial and mobile applications.


For more information on our products and services or to discuss your specific gear performance requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our team of dedicated experts is here to assist you every step of the way, ensuring that your vision is brought to life with superior quality and performance.