Press releases


MAHLE oil management modules ensure maximum flexibility in the design of electric vehicles

Stuttgart/Germany, May 22, 2019 – To meet the growing demands regarding oil management in electric vehicles with an oil-cooled powertrain, MAHLE has developed a new oil management module. The unit comprises a filter, electric oil pumps, and a thermostat. The MAHLE oil management module enables vehicle manufacturers to deal with the increasing requirements associated with the development of high-performance electric drives.


MAHLE strengthens its balance sheet and presses ahead with the reorientation of the group

Stuttgart/Germany, May 13, 2019 – MAHLE closes the 2018 business year with a strong balance sheet. Despite an economic slowdown in the last quarter, the group improved its major key figures—significantly, in some cases. This year, the group anticipates a decline in market conditions.


chargeBIG: MAHLE’s intelligent charging system for Stuttgart Airport

Stuttgart, April 17, 2019 – By purchasing a chargeBIG charging system, Stuttgart Airport has opted for a low-cost solution from MAHLE for the electrification of its employee and vehicle fleet parking spaces. It is thus making optimal use of its existing infrastructure rather than needing to invest extensively in the expansion of its network. chargeBIG is a corporate start-up from MAHLE with the specific objective of decreasing bottlenecks in the power supply and enabling the rapid development of an extensive charging infrastructure.


New bearings from MAHLE help to decrease emissions

Stuttgart, April 16, 2019 – Thanks to a new polymer coating, MAHLE is extending the service life of bearings by reducing friction and increasing seizure resistance while simultaneously improving the boundary lubrication properties. Bearings are found on the connecting rods, crankshafts, and camshafts in combustion engines and are put under increasingly high loads due to emission control measures.


MAHLE launches cost reduction program

Stuttgart, March 25, 2019 – MAHLE responds to the deterioration in the general economic conditions with an internal cost reduction program. The high expenditure on the transformation, declining sales figures, and negative forecasts for the next few months due to ongoing market uncertainty have made these measures necessary. The objective is to ensure the sustainable development of the group.


MAHLE wins German Design Award

Stuttgart, February 11, 2019 – MAHLE has won the German Design Award in the Excellent Product Design—Conceptional Transportation category for its urban vehicle concept MEET, which stands for MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport.


MAHLE moves into wireless charging

Stuttgart, February 6, 2019 – MAHLE has acquired a license package from WiTricity for its magnetic resonance technology. With this move, the technology group can work toward becoming a supplier of wireless charging technology for electric vehicles.


New development from MAHLE allows steel pistons to be used in powerful passenger car engines

Stuttgart, February 04, 2019 – A new production process from MAHLE with maximum design freedom for the piston gallery permits the way for the use of steel pistons in powerful passenger car diesel engines. The special laser welding process that is used allows for a kidney-shaped cross section of the piston gallery.


MAHLE acquires transmission specialist

Stuttgart, January 9, 2019 – MAHLE is taking over the transmission specialist ZG-Zahnräder und Getriebe GmbH, based in Eching, near Munich/Germany. With this step, the technology group MAHLE is further developing its competence in the entire powertrain. It has been mutually agreed that the details of the agreement and the purchase price will not be disclosed.


MAHLE at CES 2019: solutions for the urban mobility of tomorrow

Stuttgart, January 8, 2019 – From January 8 to 11, 2019, the technology group MAHLE will present its solutions for urban mobility at CES 2019 in Las Vegas


Change to senior management at MAHLE

Stuttgart/Germany, December 20, 2018—Martin Wellhöffer (40) will assume the management of Automotive Sales and Application Engineering at MAHLE as of April 1, 2019. He will succeed Arnd Franz (53), who leaves the company of his own request on March 31, 2019.


New research and development center for electronics: a milestone for vehicle electrification at MAHLE

Stuttgart/Germany and Valencia/Spain, November 23, 2018 – MAHLE inaugurated a new research and development center yesterday at its location in Valencia/Spain. In the future, around 250 employees will work on developing new products and solutions for sustainable mobility at this competence center for vehicle electronics.


Plant opens for electric air conditioning compressors: MAHLE strengthens its systems competence in electric vehicles

Stuttgart, October 31, 2018 – MAHLE has opened its first production plant for electric compressors. MAHLE will manufacture e-compressors for international automobile manufacturers at the production location in Balassagyarmat/Hungary and has already obtained several customer projects. Series production will start in 2019.


MAHLE intensifies pedelec activities

Stuttgart, October 22, 2018 – MAHLE acquires ebikemotion® Technologies S.L., a Spanish specialist in pedelec drives, HMI, and connectivity based in Palencia/Spain. This acquisition strengthens MAHLE’s activities in the area of electrically powered bicycles and further expands its holistic systems competence. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.


MAHLE makes its entry into Formula E

Stuttgart, October 9, 2018 – MAHLE is an official partner and team sponsor of HWA RACELAB in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship 2018/2019, the world’s first series for purely electric racing cars. This commitment underscores MAHLE’s excellence in the area of e-mobility.


Innovative fuel cell truck Nikola Two with MAHLE as thermal management partner

Stuttgart, September 17, 2018 – In the development of its fuel cell truck Nikola Two, the Nikola Motor Company has turned to MAHLE for its expertise in thermal management. The systems specialist based in Stuttgart/Germany is the development partner and supplier for the truck’s entire cooling and air conditioning system.


For the connected workshop and drive types of the future: MAHLE Aftermarket supports the vehicle professionals of tomorrow

Stuttgart, September 11, 2018 – At Automechanika Frankfurt, MAHLE Aftermarket presents its service and solutions expertise for “Workshop 4.0” and a wide range of drive types. Efficient and intuitive solutions that save time and money for workshops are the focus of MAHLE’s trade fair presence in Frankfurt from September 11 to 15, 2018.


MAHLE Press release Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

Stuttgart, 11. September 2018 - MAHLE press release about the Automechanika at Frankfurt


MAHLE solutions for fuel cell drives in commercial vehicles

Stuttgart, September 19, 2018– Throughout the world, the number of vehicles equipped with fuel cell drives is increasing slowly but steadily. Large quantities are expected within the next five years, particularly from Asian manufacturers. However, new opportunities are also opening up worldwide for heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Promising avenues include weight savings and extension of the cruising range in comparison with battery-powered solutions. Fuel cell concepts may represent an attractive option for long-distance hauling, which requires heavy loads and large cruising ranges.


MAHLE acquires Italian thermostat specialist

Stuttgart/Germany, September 4, 2018 – In August, the MAHLE Group acquired all the shares in the former joint venture Behr Thermot-tronik Italia S.p.A. (BTTI), which has been renamed MAHLE Behr Grugliasco S.p.A. with immediate effect. The former shareholders, MAHLE Behr Kornwestheim GmbH and Valtri S.p.A., jointly agreed to this step in order to pursue the long-term, future-oriented focus and successful ongoing development of BTTI.


Hybridization in the commercial vehicle: scalable to every application

Stuttgart, August 28, 2018 – Particularly in the commercial vehicle sector, new regulations concerning the reduction of CO2 and emissions will be the technological driver in the ongoing development of the powertrain. Even more than in the passenger car segment, the broad spectrum of drive architectures and application areas will produce a rather heterogeneous environment. Hybridization in all its forms is therefore a highly promising avenue. MAHLE offers solutions to technological change, from thermal management to drive motors and power electronics.


Oil-free: MAHLE air compressor components

Stuttgart, August 14, 2018 – The new MAHLE components for the design of oil-free compressors represent a small revolution in the production of compressed air for commercial vehicle brake systems. Thanks to the use of a Nikasil®-coated cylinder in combination with a special teflon piston ring and a sliding lacquer piston coating on the piston skirt, oil lubrication—previously a crucial step—can be omitted without any impact on the service life.


Clean, efficient, and low-cost: MAHLE optimizes combustion engines for commercial vehicles with variable valve train

Stuttgart, August 7, 2018 – Variable valve timing that is adapted to the different engine operating conditions can be achieved with the MAHLE Shifting Roller System. Functionalities can thus be integrated to manage exhaust gas temperature and save fuel or even an engine braking function.


Future solutions. For your success. MAHLE Aftermarket presents solutions for the mobility of tomorrow at Automechanika 2018

Stuttgart, August 6, 2018 – At this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt/Germany from September 11 to 15, 2018, MAHLE Aftermarket will present innovative products and solutions that help workshops to be successful. Visitors can discover the new products and brand at two stands (Hall 3.0, Stand A11/A20 and Hall 9.0, Stand D16/D36) for spare parts and workshop equipment.


MAHLE acquires majority holding in diagnostics specialist BrainBee

Stuttgart, May 22, 2018 – The MAHLE Group has increased its holding in BrainBee, an automotive workshop equipment specialist, to 80 percent of the company’s shares. After a strategic minority holding of 20 percent was agreed in September 2017, MAHLE Aftermarket is now taking another important step toward becoming a solutions provider. With this majority acquisition, MAHLE Aftermarket is significantly expanding its European presence in the area of equipment and services for workshops.


Organic growth strengthens transformation of the MAHLE Group

Stuttgart, April 25, 2018 – The MAHLE Group continued to grow steadily in the 2017 business year. With significant organic growth of 6.4 percent, MAHLE has further expanded its market position. In 2017, group sales rose by 3.8 percent to EUR 12.8 billion.


Withdrawal from joint venture: MAHLE plans to sell HBPO shares to Plastic Omnium

Stuttgart, March 1, 2018 – The MAHLE Group intends to sell its shares in the joint venture Hella Behr Plastic Omnium (HBPO) to fellow shareholder Plastic Omnium. The two parties signed an agreement effective today, Thursday, March 1, 2018. MAHLE is thus consistently pursuing its plan to focus on its strategic core business.


MAHLE Supervisory Board appoints Dr. Jörg Stratmann as the new Chairman of the Management Board and CEO

Stuttgart/Germany, January 31, 2018 – As of February 1, the new CEO of MAHLE, the fourth-largest German automotive supplier with sales of around EUR 13 billion and 77,000 employees, will be Dr. Jörg Stratmann. When ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board until the end of January, both expressed the desire for a change, the MAHLE Group was able to resolve the matter swiftly.

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