Thermal Management business unit

In fall 2013, MAHLE acquired the majority share in Behr. MAHLE Behr–a globally leading OEM in vehicle air conditioning and engine cooling for passenger cars and commercial vehicles–now forms the MAHLE Thermal Management business unit. The activities of the unit have recently been complemented by the thermal business of U.S. automotive supplier Delphi Automotive PLC which MAHLE acquired in the summer of 2015.

Efficient thermal management is particularly significant not only for new generations of vehicles with combustion engines, but also for alternative drive systems.

The products

  • Complete HVAC systems, condensers, evaporators, storage evaporators and evaporator coatings, heater cores, blowers, air vents, fragrancing units. Control panels for passenger car and commercial vehicle air conditioning systems. Cooling plates and chillers for lithium-ion battery cooling
  • Cooling modules, expansion tanks, high- and low-temperature radiators, exhaust gas coolers, direct and indirect charge air coolers, power steering oil coolers. VISCO® clutches and fans as well as VISCO® coolant pumps for commercial vehicle applications
  • Wax elements, thermostat inserts, integral thermostats, housing thermostats, operating map thermostats, bypass thermostats, transmission oil thermostats, water valves, thermoswitches, coolant regulators, oil temperature regulators and inserts, sleeve valve thermostat inserts (since October 2014)
  • Heat exchangers for stationary applications