Mahle Aftermarket receives RetroClassicsCultur award
Mahle has been awarded the 2016 “RetroClassicsCultur” award. Professor Pfeiffer, head of a 20 member jury, presented the company with the award for special services to the preservation of automotive cultural heritage.
Many engine parts in Mahle Aftermarket’s ‘Classics’ line were developed and jointly produced with the manufacturers for original equipment purposes. Mahle bases current specifications on original design drawings, some of which date back to the 1950s, ensuring the same level of quality and expertise with which the components were produced originally.
The line has been expanded recently to include more components for vintage, neo classic and modern classic cars. These include pistons for the Porsche 917, the most successful sports car of the 1970s, made famous by the film Le Mans, featuring Steve McQueen.
Managing director of Mahle Aftermarket GmbH and member of the management committee, Olaf Henning stated: “We are delighted to receive the RetroClassicsCultur award. In particular, it recognises our endeavours to preserve the historical automotive cultural heritage using modern production techniques.”
Managing Director of Mahle Aftermarket UK, Jonathan Walker said: “This is a very fantastic award for Mahle, it shows the depth of our abilities as a component and systems supplier and our dedication and commitment to all aspects of the automotive aftermarket, past, present and future.”