Mahle Takes Over Behr Hella Service
The announcement that was made in 2018 told us that the 50-50 share of the Mahle – Behr Hella Service would soon become a 100% Mahle securement instead.
Established in 2005, the partnership between Behr Hella Service GmbH and Mahle meant a specialised area in marketing and the distribution of products for cooling and air conditioning into the automotive aftermarket. With the complete takeover of business activities now in full effect, MAHLE will now offer wholesalers and workshops the full spectrum of thermal management products from a single source.
Driven 2 Automotive has stocked BHS products for many years, so the transfer is important. It’s great news as we are now going to benefit from MAHLE Aftermarket’s extensive sales network.
“Behr Hella Service has been a successful company for many years and is a perfect match for us, both strategically and technologically,” says Arnd Franz, Member of the Management Board of the MAHLE Group and responsible for Automotive Sales and Application Engineering as well as for the Aftermarket business unit.
“With this planned acquisition, we are complementing our Aftermarket product range by a business field of great long-term importance,” explains Olaf Henning, Head of the MAHLE Aftermarket business unit. “Efficient thermal management will play an increasingly important role in future—for all powertrain technologies. This move will allow us to give the best possible support in this very promising area and to ensure the successful operation of workshops.”
“Our long-standing partner MAHLE will continue managing the thermal management business of Behr Hella Service on its own in future. As a result, we will align our Aftermarket business more consistently with our strong original equipment competencies, particularly in lighting and electronics, and will mesh these areas closely with our expertise in workshop equipment,” says Dr. Andreas Habeck, responsible for Hella’s Aftermarket business segment. “Together, we will make the transition of business activities as smooth as possible for our customers.”