Philipp Grosse Kleimann is to be the new Head of the Aftermarket business unit and a Member of the Mahle Management Committee from 1 August 2023. In this function, he will report directly to the CEO, Arnd Franz. “Philipp has many years’ of management experience in the automotive and mobility sector, a profound knowledge of the service and workshop business and an entrepreneurial mindset,” comments Arnd Franz, Chairman of the Mahle Management Board and CEO.
Global automotive supplier Hella, which operates under the umbrella brand FORVIA, has agreed the sale of its 33.33 per cent stake in HBPO Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (“HBPO”) to its co-shareholder, Plastic Omnium. The agreed purchase price amounts to 290 million euros. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals, but closing is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.
With record temperatures across the UK, demand for air conditioning servicing has boomed. During repair work, or changing the air compressor, it’s crucial that the air conditioning system is cleaned out, as harmful substances and solids can form in the refrigerant circuit, leading to component damage. In its latest technical messenger bulletin, Mahle offers six key prompts to clean the system and avoid consequential damage.
Automotive supplier Mahle reports achieving CO2 neutrality at its production sites in Germany during the course of last year. This represents an important step in the plan to achieve company-wide CO2 neutral production by 2040. The company also aims to annually increase the use of self-generated power from renewable sources.
Mahle has launched TechTool, which offers “instant access to thermal management information”. According to the company, the resource provides users with detailed insights into technical processes around thermal management, active troubleshooting and general information, all of which is instantly available online.
Mahle and Daimler AG have settled an encoded OBD access deal for Mercedes-Benz vehicles. As a result, users of the MAHLE TechPRO or Brain Bee Connex diagnostic tools can now retrieve vehicle data via the Cyber Security feature. Security certificates are obtained by accessing the Daimler portal with an annual subscription from Mahle Or Brain Bee. As a special promotion, Mahle is offering holders of an active license free access until the end of the year.
Most functions in the vehicle require electrical power. In vehicles with a combustion engine, this is generated by the alternator. In contrast, the car battery serves as a power store and buffer. But what happens when the belt drive is no longer attached to the crankshaft, as in an electric vehicle? What components take the place of the alternator, and what does that mean for workshops?
LKQ Corporation has announced the forthcoming retirement of its European executive vice president and CEO, John S Quinn, and the selection of Arnd Franz, current chief operating officer of LKQ Europe, to succeed him effective 1 October, 2019.
Mahle responds to significant market interest for Mahle solutions in the area of workshop equipment by laying the cornerstone for the construction of a new Service Solutions centre in Parma. The three locations of Mahle Service Solutions will now be brought together under one roof, across an area of 15,000 square metres. In the future, the location will develop and produce equipment for the maintenance of air conditioning systems and transmissions as well as diagnostic tools and equipment for the calibration of driver assistance systems.
In a time when the automotive aftermarket craves consistency of supply, SRS Autoparts – based in Glasgow and Edinburgh – has invested in its availability of Mahle filtration due to “overwhelming demand” from garages.
From 2019, Euro Car Parts Group, the UK’s leading distributor of parts for all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles, and over 200 affiliates, is the official distributor of the new ACX ActicPro line for the UK and Ireland.
The automotive industry is in the midst of a digitalisation process. Connectivity and autonomous driving developments offer wholesalers and workshops additional sales potential. However, anyone whose job it is to efficiently and reliably diagnose, calibrate, and maintain a large number of different vehicles requires a competent service partner. This is where digital solutions provider Mahle Aftermarket comes in, the company states, offering up-to-date interconnected service and diagnostic tools.
One year ago, Mahle launched the Classic Line, a special spare parts segment for vintage and modern classic cars. The range has grown steadily since then, and now includes engine parts such as cylinder liners, pistons, valves, and bearings as well as starter motors, alternators, thermostats, and filter elements. With almost 100 years of experience, Mahle can guarantee the very highest quality.
One of the UK’s largest single site motor factors, Autosupplies Chesterfield, has become the latest UK distributor to stock Mahle Aftermarket products, by adding its OE quality filters to its extensive product range. The award-winning motor factor has added Mahle in order to meet increasing demand from independent garages. With the business growing year on year, Autosupplies now employs over 100 members of staff and more than 60 vans and is now one of the largest single branch motor factors in the UK.