Strong partners for securing the future of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) services

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Frankfurt, 11 September 2012 – MAHLE Aftermarket and Behr Service: both names have been the global benchmark for systematic customer and service orientation for many years. Both partners are now combining their technical expertise and extensive distribution network for modern HVAC service units with a convincing added value for trade and repair shops.

“Our slogan is: HVAC service units from the HVAC expert. Our customers benefit from the development expertise and cutting-edge production techniques at Behr Service for such units as well as from Behr’s long-standing and global climate expertise”, explains Arnd Franz, General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “Selling HVAC service units via the global, extensive distribution network operated by MAHLE Aftermarket enables repair shops to provide the perfect service: competent HVAC service from next door.” Apart from equipment for the conventional R-134a refrigerant, MAHLE Aftermarket also distributes specific units for the new HFO-1234yf refrigerant from Behr Service. Repair shops can thus continue to provide professional services, even for the future generations of HVAC modules.

The sale of HVAC service units from a single source also guarantees optimum support for repair shops. This support starts with a comprehensive induction session immediately after purchase, includes regular maintenance by an accredited service partner, the provision of spare parts when required, and a speedy response to technical queries. As usual, the sales staff from MAHLE Aftermarket and the service unit experts from Behr Service are glad to provide assistance.

It was more than 20 years ago, when Behr Service became one of the first providers of HVAC service units to include a fully automatic unit in its range. Today, the Behr ACxpert series enables a high number of cycles per day in professional repair shops. While the Behr ACxpert 1000a unit is designed for the R-134a refrigerant and for a quick and inexpensive refrigerant change, the innovative Behr ACxpert 2000yf has been developed for the new HFO-1234yf refrigerant. A unit that fully satisfied the OEM demands and the VDA specifications for HVAC service units was created in close collaboration with renowned vehicle manufacturers.

The well-known Behr product quality is characterised by two aspects: the selection of components that originate predominantly from renowned European manufacturers and the two-year warranty. The ingenious combination of high-quality components and multi-faceted product properties make Behr ACxpert units a top-of-the-range and reliable partner for professional repair shops with an ideal price/performance ratio in comparison with the competition.


The MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. With its two business units Engine Systems and Components and Filtration and Engine Peripherals, MAHLE ranks among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, as well as valve train, air management, and liquid management systems. MAHLE’s industrial activities are combined in the Industry business unit. These include the areas of large engines, industrial filtration, as well as cooling and air conditioning systems. The Aftermarket business unit serves the independent spare parts market with MAHLE products in OE quality. In 2011, the MAHLE Group generated sales of approximately EUR 6 billion; around 49,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and eight research and development centres.

Further queries:
MAHLE Aftermarket GmbH
Andrea Arnold
Corporate Communications/Public Relations
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70376 Stuttgart
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