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Mahle acquires majority shareholding in Behr

Mahle has acquired a majority shareholding in thermostat and valve manufacturers Behr. Behr Thermot-tronik thermostats will now be sold in new packaging bearing the Mahle Aftermarket design, thereby ensuring that trade and repair shop customers immediately recognise the incorporation of Mahle Aftermarket product and service quality.

Mahle says the acquisition will send out a a positive message by communicating two strong brands: Mahle Original and Behr. It also offers customers high cross-selling potential with regard to other products from the Mahle Aftermarket portfolio. As with any change, the old and new packaging will be on the shelves during the transitional phase.

Since November 2012, Behr Thermot-tronik thermostats have been exclusively distributed by Mahle Aftermarket in the automobile maintenance and repair market.

Mahle thus combines its aftermarket service quality with the many years of experience of BTT in the area of thermal management. Customers benefit both from the dense international sales network with local contacts and from a comprehensive product range in original equipment quality that is continually adjusted to market requirements. For instance, our extensive product range of thermostats includes thermostat inserts, housing thermostats, map-controlled thermostats, thermal switches, and numerous complementary products for passenger cars as well as light and heavy commercial vehicles.

Behr Thermot-tronik is a long-standing development partner and series supplier to the international automotive industry, and is one of the leading manufacturers of thermostats and temperature regulation systems for automotive and industrial applications.