Mahle Aftermarket is officially bringing Behr Hella Services in-house after purchasing the cooling and AC business last summer.
According to a press release from Mahle, all Behr Hella Services will be transferred to Mahle starting Jan. 1.
The company says this will mean customers will be able to access a broad portfolio of thermal management products for both conventional and electrically powered passenger cars and trucks.
“As an OEM, Mahle has enormous expertise in the area of thermal management, and now our customers in the aftermarket business segment will also see increased benefits,” said Olaf Henning, corporate executive vice president and general manager Mahle Aftermarket. “E-mobility will present workshops in particular with new challenges in the medium term. We can now offer them targeted support with the expertise from our OEM business and provide the right solutions—by identifying a component with the correct diagnostic systems and delivering technical training and information on repairs and maintenance.”
Customers can continue to order Behr Hella Services products using familiar part numbers throughout a transition period after Jan. 1 until new product numbers are implemented.
Mahle Aftermarket includes such brands as Behr, Brain Bee, Clevite, Izumi, Knecht Filter, and Metal Leve.
It employs some 1,700 people at 25 locations worldwide.