• Acquisition of air conditioning business of Keihin in Japan, Thailand, and USA
  • Improved market access in Southeast Asia
  • Strengthening of strategic business segment of air conditioning increases independence from combustion engine
  • Implementation planned for first quarter of 2021

 “This is an important strategic step in our transformation, enabling us to continue to develop our global competitiveness in our future business areas over the long term,” says Dr. Jörg Stratmann, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. “As a result, we will be able to offer our customers in the region even better support in the areas of development and production.”

For electric vehicles in particular, air conditioning systems are one of the most important acceptance factors of the market: they have a direct influence on comfort and on the energy balance and therefore on the cruising range and performance of an electrically powered vehicle. The MAHLE portfolio thus includes highly efficient air conditioning systems and heat pump systems for use in electric vehicles. In recent years, MAHLE has steadily increased its business outside of the conventional passenger car combustion engine to around 60 percent today.

Contacts in MAHLE Corporate Communications:

Ruben Danisch
Head of Corporate and Product Communications 
Phone: +49 711 501-12199
E-mail: ruben.danisch@mahle.com

Margarete Dinger
Corporate Communications Spokesperson
Phone: +49 711 501-12369
E-mail: margarete.dinger@mahle.com