MAHLE Aftermarket showcases its innovations virtually
At the virtual Automechanika (automechanika.mahle.com), MAHLE Aftermarket shows how digitalization, the development of new business areas for workshops, and the expansion of thermal management and workshop equipment are constantly changing its portfolio. With a wide range of innovations in the areas of calibration, transmission oil management, and air conditioning service, the company has consistently adapted to the mobility transformation—an increasingly important topic for independent workshops. Anyone with questions about the resulting opportunities and challenges for workshops and trade can ask them 24/7 from any time zone at the virtual stand, take advantage of free product training, or find out about MAHLE’s wide range of products for the workshop of tomorrow.
“At our virtual stand, we demonstrate our ability to anticipate market and technology trends at an early stage. In this way, we’re developing a growing portfolio around the Group’s strategic areas for independent workshops. Thanks to our OEM expertise, we’re always a step ahead. We’re happy to pass on this advantage to our customers,” says Olaf Henning, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket.
One of the main pillars of MAHLE Aftermarket’s strategy for the future is digitalization. MAHLE is already making everyday life easier for workshops with a wide range of digital information solutions. In addition, MAHLE is consistently expanding digital solutions in its other strategic areas: thermal management and workshop equipment. The technology group is thus enabling independent workshops to compensate for declining business in the servicing of vehicles with internal combustion engines by developing new fields that include the maintenance of battery temperature control systems, the calibration of driver assistance systems, and extended air conditioning service. This is because the cooling of the electric motor, power electronics, and battery, the temperature control of the cabin, and semi-autonomous driving will become ever more important for future vehicle generations.
MAHLE Aftermarket is broadly positioned in these areas with numerous product innovations: with the calibration tool TechPRO Digital ADAS 2.0, for example, MAHLE impressively demonstrates at its digital stand the leaps in development that are possible, especially in the field of workshop equipment. The new version enables the fully automatic calibration of driver assistance systems using automatic vehicle recognition in under one minute. Conventional methods take half an hour to accomplish the same. With the introduction of semi-autonomous driving and functions such as lane departure warning or brake assist, this area is gaining in significance.
MAHLE Aftermarket’s strong presence is based on the Group’s broad positioning. Its development focus is on the triad of the sustainable powertrain consisting of the electric motor, the fuel cell, and the intelligent internal combustion engine powered by nonfossil fuels. The results from Group research and development also contribute to the development of future aftermarket solutions. The focus is on diagnostics, calibration, thermal management, and fluid management. At the same time, MAHLE Aftermarket supplies workshops with classic products such as filters and engine components with its usual reliability.