MAHLE Aftermarket at Automechanika: repair equipment for reliable service and maintenance
Stuttgart, 13 September 2016 – MAHLE Aftermarket presents its latest production line, MAHLE Service Solutions. The product division will be showcasing its highlights from 13 to 17 September in hall 9, booth A69. MAHLE demonstrates how it was able to achieve recent success in the spare parts market based on more than 25 years of corporate expertise in vehicle air conditioning, vehicle diagnostics, and fluid management.
MAHLE Service Solutions has specialised in the development, production, and distribution of workshop equipment for the independent aftermarket as well as end-of-line testing and OE diagnostics for automobile production. Indeed, ever more complex engine and on-board technology requires correspondingly sophisticated troubleshooting, service, and repair methods. MAHLE Service Solutions has therefore developed vehicle diagnosis systems as well as A/C service and automatic transmission flushing units designed specifically for the needs of repair shops and original equipment manufacturers. “The continuous expansion of this product division underscores the significance that we assign to comprehensive service solutions for our customers,” says Olaf Henning, Member of the Management Committee and Managing Director of MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH. “The division combines more than 25 years of corporate expertise in vehicle air conditioning, vehicle diagnostics, and fluid management: the product range developed assists repair shops in performing service and maintenance more quickly and efficiently.”
A/C service units with E3 technology: lower maintenance times and costs.
The range of A/C service units is a fundamental component of the product portfolio of MAHLE Service Solutions. Be it A/C service units for the professional or the entry-level segment, the E3 technology underlying all ArcticPRO® products enables repair shops to perform A/C service in an environmentally friendly, economical, and efficient manner. It is based on three components: With the patented E3 fill process, the air conditioning system can be filled independently of vehicle and ambient temperature. With the E3 pump, the internal cleansing process for the vacuum pump, oil change intervals can be extended to up to 1,000 operating hours—and the annual oil change no longer applies. In addition, the E3 connect nozzles allow the refrigerant to be fully recovered from hoses and service nozzles. As a result, neither environmentally harmful refrigerant is released nor can air enter the vehicle air conditioning system or the service unit. These three components thus lead to lower maintenance times and costs.
The ArcticPRO® unit ACX1299 is a highlight at the trade fair. Since March 2016, MAHLE Service Solutions has exclusively equipped all contractual partners of Kia Motors America in the USA with the ArcticPRO® ACX1299 unit. It features complete diagnosis of the air conditioning system, network integration in the OEM’s warranty system, availability of integrated service information, and the option of ordering consumables such as oil and filters directly through an automated ordering process.
Market success: diagnosis system for repair shops in North America
Based on end-of-line test expertise, MAHLE Service Solutions has developed TechPRO®—an integrated system for vehicle analysis, which assists repair shops in the failure diagnosis of vehicles of various well-known automobile brands. It impresses through intuitive and simple operation, thus allowing in-depth, comprehensive diagnostics within only a few seconds. Currently, TechPRO® is the fastest diagnosis system in the industry and has established itself successfully in the US spare parts business since its market launch at the beginning of 2016.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry. With its products for combustion engines and their peripherals as well as solutions for electric vehicles, the group addresses all the crucial issues related to the powertrain and air conditioning technology—from engine systems and components to filtration to thermal management. In 2015, the group generated sales of approximately EUR 11.5 billion with around 76,000 employees and is represented in 34 countries with over 170 production locations.
About MAHLE Aftermarket
The MAHLE Aftermarket business unit is a global partner to repair shops and trade, offering first-rate service solutions for maintenance and service with its special equipment and spare parts in original equipment quality. MAHLE Aftermarket is represented at 22 locations worldwide, with 1,582 employees, and generated sales of EUR 835 million in 2015.
Find out more about MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH at
MAHLE International GmbH
Corporate Communications Aftermarket
Phone: +49 711 501-13185