Mahle Aftermarket has laid the cornerstone for the construction of a new Service Solutions center in Parma, Italy.
The three locations of Mahle Service Solutions will now be brought together under one roof, across an area of 15,000 square meters. 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.
The official ground-breaking ceremony took place on March 1 in the presence of representatives from politics and business. The new location will include areas for research and development, production, and logistics, as well as training rooms and a workshop area for vehicle testing. The research and development activities in Parma will form the basis for new global product platforms and a variety of workshop solutions. Mahle is set to move into the new location in the first quarter of 2020.
“The start of construction on this site is an important milestone for us and will allow us to continue offering first-class workshop solutions that give our customers a real competitive advantage,” says Olaf Henning, corporate executive vice president and general manager Mahle Aftermarket. On behalf of Mahle, Olaf Henning thanked the municipality of Parma for its support in the realization of the construction project.
Mahle is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The group’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology — both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility. In 2017, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 12.8 billion with about 78,000 employees and is represented in more than 30 countries with 170 production locations.
Mahle Aftermarket, the business unit specializing in spare parts, uses the expertise from the series production of original equipment in its automotive aftermarket product range and supplies trade, workshop, and engine repair partners. The portfolio also includes products developed by Mahle Service Solutions for workshop equipment as well as comprehensive services and customized training programs. Brands include Mahle, Brain Bee, Behr, Clevite, Izumi, Knecht Filter and Metal Leve.
Mahle Aftermarket is represented at 25 locations and other sales offices worldwide, with around 1,600 employees. In 2017, the business unit achieved a global sales volume of over EUR 950 million.