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MAHLE expands thermal management portfolio with Behr Hella integration

Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 06:00
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Following the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Behr Hella Service (BHS) by MAHLE Aftermarket, all existing activities of BHS will be integrated into MAHLE on January 1, 2020. This will give MAHLE customers access to a broad portfolio of thermal management products for passenger cars and trucks, as well as agricultural vehicles and construction machines. In the future, products will be offered under the BEHR sales brand, and new products will be introduced on an ongoing basis.
The acquisition also enables MAHLE to provide its customers with strategic support for the increasingly important market of e-mobility. Thermal management is a critical requisite for the reliable operation of electrically powered vehicles as it significantly influences efficiency and thus supports CO2 reduction and cleanliness. MAHLE Aftermarket provides the right spare parts, diagnostic systems, training, and repair and maintenance information, boosting its profile as a systems provider.

“As an OEM, MAHLE has enormous expertise in the area of thermal management, and now our customers in the aftermarket will benefit from this extensive product line,” said Jon Douglas, President, MAHLE Aftermarket North America. “Also, the increasing numbers of electric vehicles on the road will be presenting challenges and opportunities to the automotive aftermarket. MAHLE can now help our customers serve this growing market with expert support, quality replacement components, and technical training.”

Current customers of BHS can order the products using existing part numbers, even after January 1, 2020. The part numbers will remain in place throughout a transition period, while MAHLE part numbers are implemented in parallel.

MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2018, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.6 billion with more than 79,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 160 production locations.

About MAHLE Aftermarket
MAHLE Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners. The portfolio also includes products developed by MAHLE Service Solutions for workshop equipment as well as comprehensive services and customized training programs. The full extent of this expertise is found in the MAHLE, BEHR, Brain Bee, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER, and METAL LEVE brands.

MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,700 employees. In 2018, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of over EUR 928 million.

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