MAHLE Aftermarket expands range for agricultural and construction machinery

Stuttgart, 16 September 2015 – For a number of years, MAHLE has been advancing technologies to further reduce fuel consumption and emissions. The focus has also been on the electrification of auxiliary aggregates—which in turn places heavy demands on mechatronic components such as starter motors, alternators, and electric motors. Thanks to the integration of Letrika in the family of companies, MAHLE has expanded its competence in this segment. As of January 2016, MAHLE Aftermarket will be distributing start

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“Our aftermarket customers will also benefit from Letrika’s integration in the MAHLE Group. The new subsidiary MAHLE Letrika builds on many years of product and service expertise, particularly in the agricultural and construction machinery sector. In the coming year, this means that in addition to expanding the portfolio to include alternators, starter motors, and electric motors, MAHLE Aftermarket will also be offering technical information and support, repair instructions, and training courses”, comments Olaf Henning, Member of the MAHLE Management Committee and Managing Director of MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH. “In the long term, our expertise with regard to engine components, filters, and turbochargers for trucks will complement MAHLE Letrika’s competence wonderfully. We see great potential with our global distributors here.”

Comprehensive service from January 2016
For trade and repair shops, many tasks will be simpler, as they now have access to a product portfolio that encompasses the agricultural and construction machinery segment—everything from a single source in the usual original equipment quality. In the future, dealers and repair shops will benefit from the long-standing expertise of the MAHLE Letrika specialists in the development and production of electronic and mechatronic products and services as well as their comprehensive technical support.

About MAHLE Aftermarket
The MAHLE Aftermarket business unit is partner to repair shops and trade, offering first-rate service solutions with its special equipment and spare parts in original equipment quality. MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 22 locations worldwide, with 1,593 employees, and generated sales of EUR 836 million in 2014.

About MAHLE Letrika
Letrika ranks among the most innovative companies in Slovenia, and received the German Industry Award in 2014. Of its 2,400 employees, 1,600 work at the headquarters in Šempeter pri Gorici, where there is also a research and development centre measuring 3,600 square metres. As early as 1960, components for motor vehicle electric systems were being produced there. Today, it manufactures not only alternators and starter motors for electric drive systems but also mechatronic systems for passenger cars, trucks, agricultural and construction machinery, and marine applications.

Further queries:
MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH
Pamela Berner, Corporate Communications Aftermarket
Pragstraße 26–46
70376 Stuttgart/Germany
Phone: +49 711 501-13185