From zero to diagnostics in seven seconds: MAHLE Aftermarket presents vehicle diagnostics for the European market

Stuttgart, September 11, 2018 – The proportion of electronics and software in vehicles is steadily growing and determines numerous vehicle functions. Vehicle diagnostics plays an important role in ensuring safe driving, convenience, and energy efficiency. With the new TechPRO®, MAHLE Aftermarket presents a device for vehicle diagnostics in the European market under the MAHLE brand for the first time at Automechanika in Frankfurt/Germany.

  • New TechPRO® solution ready to use in rapid time
  • Covers more than 90 percent of vehicle applications in Europe at market launch
  • Compatible with new MAHLE air conditioning service units and the MAHLE ADAS tool for calibrating driver assistance systems
  • See it live at the MAHLE stand (Hall 9.0, Stand D16/D36) at Automechanika Frankfurt, 09/11–09/15/2018

The desire for greater safety, convenience, and energy efficiency can now only be realized through a large number of highly networked electronic vehicle systems. This is resulting in a growing proportion of electronics and software in vehicles. Modern vehicle diagnostics plays a crucial role here. To ensure proper operation, each function must be tested intelligently. This task requires a high-performance diagnostics solution.

“Vehicle diagnostics is becoming increasingly important, as electronics and software provide essential vehicle functions,” says Olaf Henning, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “With TechPRO®, we are providing the European market with a diagnostic tool that workshop professionals can run quickly using an open system. They have several options for simple, uncomplicated identification—increasing efficiency and productivity in the workshop.” During the development of TechPRO®, MAHLE benefited from the BRAIN BEE diagnostics solution Connex, which has proven itself in the marketplace for some time now.

Ready for diagnostics in no time

The TechPRO® diagnostic tool takes just seven seconds before it is ready for use. Compared with other diagnostic tools, workshops save significant amounts of time in this respect. Another advantage is the open system: the diagnostics software is compatible with Windows, Android, iOS, and Linux. 

The two performance packages are currently unique in the market. Workshops can choose the “ready-to-go” variant, which includes a Linux-powered tablet, VCI, and software, or they can purchase only the VCI and software from MAHLE, installing them on their own tablets themselves.

The so-called Columbus function also contributes to the tool’s great flexibility. It allows identifying the vehicle quickly and unambiguously by one of three different ways: engine code, plate number, VIN, free text search, KBA, and others.

Use the benefits of TechPRO®for A/C service and the recalibration of assistance systems as well

Workshops can combine TechPRO®with the new A/C service units from MAHLE and BRAIN BEE, which will be presented to the public for the first time in September at Automechanika Frankfurt. The new diagnostics solution from MAHLE can also be combined with the new TechPRO ADAS tool for fast, easy recalibration of driver assistance systems.

In Europe, MAHLE will launch TechPRO® in the first quarter of 2019. Right from the start, the new diagnostics solution will cover around 90 percent of all vehicle applications in the European market.


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.

About MAHLE Aftermarket

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. The full extent of this expertise is found in the MAHLE ORIGINAL, BRAIN BEE, BEHR, CLEVITE, IZUMI, KNECHT FILTER, and METAL LEVE brands.

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.

For further information, contact:

Bettina Schlegel
Corporate Communications | Public Relations
Pragstraße 26–46
70376 Stuttgart/Germany

Phone +49 711 501-13185