MAHLE Clevite has announced the completion of the acquisition of RTI Technologies. The transaction, which closed on January 1, 2013, renames the company MAHLE Clevite Inc., RTI Division. The company will continue to develop and distribute automotive maintenance equipment including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems.
The completion of sale presents an opportunity for MAHLE to expand its business into the repair shop equipment sector of the automotive aftermarket.
“Given the long-term approach to the automotive aftermarket as an important sales channel for MAHLE on a global scale, this acquisition will broaden our Aftermarket offerings within our strategic product and service range and make us one of the leaders in this segment North America,” says Dan Moody, general manager of MAHLE’s aftermarket business for North America.
MAHLE Clevite Inc., RTI Division will continue operations in York, Pennsylvania, and supply shop equipment under the MAHLE brand to the independent aftermarket and major OE manufacturers globally. Additionally, the acquisition will allow MAHLE to focus on continuous sales growth and customer service in North America, together with potential business expansion in other regions. For more information visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com.