Great Dane and STEMCO Announce Strategic Agreement on Auto-Torq Axle Fastener

All-in-one wheel-end solution offers improved safety and efficiency for installation process, with exclusive availability and warranty for Great Dane customers

LONGVIEW, Texas (December 4, 2023) – STEMCO, an Enpro company (NYSE: NPO) and manufacturer of heavy-duty components and solutions for commercial vehicles, has announced a new strategic agreement with Great Dane to promote safety and simplify wheel end component installation. According to the agreement, the new Auto-Torq® axle fastener from STEMCO will come standard on all Great Dane trailers.

“By incorporating the STEMCO Auto-Torq axle fastener, we are removing complexity from our installation process,” said Barry Personett, VP of Product and Sales Engineering for Great Dane. “This works with any industry hub manufacturer, simplifies installation, and extends bearing life by ensuring that the optimum clamp load is applied.”

Introduced to the market earlier this year, the Auto-Torq is an innovative axle fastener that eliminates the need for complex processes and specialty tools. It securely applies the optimum clamp load on the bearings every time to minimize wear and maximize service life.

“We are excited to partner with STEMCO on making the Auto-Torq axle fastener standard on Great Dane trailers,” said Chris Hammond, EVP of Sales for Great Dane. “We believe this all-in-one solution will streamline wheel end installation, with an exclusive extended warranty that provides significant value to our customers. This is another product change that underscores our dedication to meeting and exceeding the evolving needs of our customers.”

The extended warranty includes eight years parts and labor and will be available to customers starting in January of 2024.

STEMCO’s Senior Director of Global Sales Todd Dimascio, added, “This is a fantastic opportunity for two industry leading brands to join forces to elevate the performance of our equipment for our customers. Like with any great partnership, we can do more together than we could do separately.”

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About STEMCOSTEMCO, an Enpro (NYSE: NPO) company, is a leader in the technology and manufacture of commercial trucking components with the commitment of Making the Roadways Safer®. Based in Longview, Texas, and founded in 1951, STEMCO specializes in wheel end and steering products, including seals, hub caps, bearings, axle fasteners, and king pins. For more information, visit

About Great DaneGreat Dane is a leading manufacturer of high-performance commercial transportation equipment, including dry and refrigerated trailers and truck bodies, as well as steel, aluminum, and combo platform trailers. Great Dane has a storied history in the commercial trucking industry and is a driving force in trailer technology, innovation, quality, and customer service. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with additional corporate offices in Savannah, Georgia, Great Dane has 11 manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the United States. The company’s network of corporate-owned service centers and full-line independent dealers offers a broad range of distribution points for new and pre-owned trailers as well as aftermarket services across North and South America. Visit Great Dane online at