恩斯特·马勒

遇过去,见未来 ——马勒的故事从这里开始

一切都始于1920年时的一个不起眼的维修店铺。今天,大家可能会称其为创业公司。赫尔曼·马勒在那一年加入了Hellmuth Hirth创办的发动机试制工厂,担任商务经理一职。很快他们便决定生产用于发动机的轻合金活塞。1922年,恩斯特·马勒作为开发人员和生产主管加入。然而,技术仍然十分棘手,问题频发。为了防止污垢和灰尘进入发动机,他们开发了空滤和机油滤。在短短几年内,公司便跻身德国主要的活塞制造商之列。两兄弟成为常务董事,最终成为公司唯二的所有者。而他们身上最珍贵的品质便是足智多谋和坚持不懈。

从成立之初直至今日,公司已发展成为汽车行业的全球开发合作伙伴和供应商,也是未来出行的技术驱动者。

历史1920—1932

革新 | 发展 | 突破

从小型的试制车间到技术领先的工业化公司:当时的核心问题在于恩斯特·马勒所推崇的轻合金活塞是否能取代灰铸铁活塞。新合金和恩斯特·马勒发明的镶环活塞最终成功实现突破。
1920
  • 12月1日,赫尔曼·马勒加入Hellmuth Hirth的发动机试制工厂,标志着如今的马勒集团的创始
1922
  • 恩斯特·马勒加入位于斯图加特-康施塔特的轻金属工厂有限公司(前身为Hellmuth Hirth发动机工厂)
1924
  • 公司更名为斯图加特-康施塔特电子金属有限公司(EC)
  • 新开发的轻合金活塞用于赛车
1926
  • 赫尔曼·马勒被任命为商务总监
1927
  • 恩斯特·马勒被任命为技术总监
1930
  • 空滤、机油滤和燃油滤量产
  • 首个氮化钢缸套诞生
1931
  • 镶环活塞获得专利

历史1933—1945

独裁 | 军备 | 战争

国家社会主义(纳粹主义)和第二次世界大战给EC的发展留下了深刻的印记:飞机、汽车和商用车的生产很快便向军事目的倾斜。这也是EC(从1938年起被称为马勒两合公司)成为重要军火供应商的原因。1940年起,公司也开始使用强迫劳力。到1944年,员工总数已经超过6,000人,其中包括外籍和强迫劳工。
1933
  • 赫尔曼和恩斯特·马勒成为EC的唯二股东,各持一半股份
  • 希特勒被任命为帝国总理,工厂开始罢工。负责的员工代表得到晋升
1935
  • 成立养老金俱乐部,支持并为员工提供辅助养老金
  • 世界上首款异型活塞面世,可补偿活塞和气缸的热膨胀
1937
  • 为员工建造非营利性住宅区,以确保员工能够以合理的租金享受良好和卫生的生活标准,缓解普遍的住房短缺问题
  • EC参加主要的国际航空展
  • 创立非营利组织马勒住宅开发有限公司
1938
  • EC更名为马勒两合公司;引入“MAHLE”标志,沿用至今
  • 厂刊《马勒工友》出版。这份出版物将马勒描绘成忠于政党路线的公司
  • 使用离心铸造工艺制造第一个毛坯气缸
1940
  • 马勒被指定为“国家社会主义示范工厂”
1943/44
  • Paul Hahn向赫尔曼·马勒透露“Goerdeler Circle”计划,后者决定提供支持。
1944
  • 在军械生产的高峰期,员工总数达到6,200人,其中包括外籍工人和强迫劳力

历史1946—1970

重创 | 重建

经过二战,马勒两合公司损失了六成的价值和资产。公司的管理权移交给受托人,直至1948年。在战后最初的几年里,公司为了存续不得不生产其他产品,但很快便受益于全国性的经济振兴。
1948
  • 首个AUTOTHERMIK®活塞面世
1949
  • 首个镀铬工作面的铝制气缸(CROMAL®
1950
  • 恩斯特·马勒在巴西圣保罗成立活塞制造公司Metal Leve S.A
1951
  • 新型赛车零部件投入使用
1952
  • 冷硬铸铁气门挺杆
1955
  • AUTOTHERMATIK®活塞量产
1957
  • 冷硬铸铁凸轮轴毛坯量产
1964
  • 成立马勒控股有限公司(MABEG)和马勒基金会有限公司(马勒基金会)
  • 赫尔曼和恩斯特·马勒将公司99.9%的股份转让给非营利性的马勒基金会,0.1%的股份转让给MABEG
  • 首个批量生产的表面镀镍硅的铝制气缸
1965
  • 使用离心铸造生产粗铸缸套
  • 采用全新生产工艺,推出首款充钠中空气门
  • 首个空心铸造的凸轮轴
1967
  • 开始在发动机零部件表面使用NIKASIL®保护涂层
  • 引入Airfix®空气压缩机
1968
  • 收购南德活塞厂(现马勒发动机零部件有限公司)
  • 开始与日本伊之密汽车工业有限公司合作(于2003年收购)
1969
  • 控股奥地利König公司(现马勒König有限两合公司)

历史1971—1990

进军国际

七十年代和八十年代,马勒进入了全球化发展时期。公司重启滤清器业务部门。九十年代,马勒面对汽车工业的全球化和集中化,迈出了从零部件制造商到开发合作伙伴和系统与模块供应商的重要一步。
1971
  • 先前各独立运营的公司合并成为马勒集团
  • 赫尔曼·马勒和恩斯特·马勒从管理董事会卸任
1972
  • 收购德国和奥地利的Knecht滤清器工厂的股份
1973
  • 收购来自西班牙比拉诺瓦伊拉赫尔特鲁的Fundiciones Industriales S.A.公司(现为马勒S.A.U.)
1974
  • 在除尘技术中使用星形褶皱滤芯
1975
  • 在美国费尔菲尔德成立马勒气缸有限公司
  • 位于斯图加特附近的Filderstadt-Bonlanden的菲尔德诊所开业(马勒基金会支持的最大项目)
1976
  • 低压压铸的铝制发动机缸体量产
  • 首个用于卡车柴油发动机的球墨铸铁活塞
1978
  • 成立如今的马勒发动机零部件美国有限公司
  • 在巴西圣保罗成立马勒工业零部件有限公司
  • 开发异型活塞销
1979
  • 收购巴西CIMA(现马勒工贸有限公司)
1980
  • 活塞销毛坯的冷挤压
  • 首个带异型销孔的活塞
1981
  • 在巴西与轻金属有限公司合资成立摩吉瓜苏冶金有限公司
1983
  • 首次在活塞加工中使用可自由编程的数控仿形车床
1984
  • 位于德国绍恩多夫的中央配送仓库投入使用
  • 汽车行业中首次批量生产使用激光焊接的气门挺杆
  • 获得国际镁协会颁发的压铸技术卓越奖
1985
  • 公司养老金计划取代养老金俱乐部
  • HYDROTHERMIK®和HYDROTHERMATIK®活塞量产
  • 推出环保滤芯
  • 组合式凸轮轴投产
1986
  • 在德国厄林根新建用于创新塑料空气滤清器批量生产的工厂
  • 收购法国Técafiltres公司和Soparis公司
  • 首款防腐蚀、轻量化、隔音的塑料空气滤清器
1987
  • 收购意大利Mondial活塞公司(现为马勒发动机零部件意大利有限公司)
  • FERROTHERM®钢活塞进入量产
1988
  • 用于大型柴油机的带销孔冷却的组合式活塞
1989
  • 批量生产陶瓷纤维强化LIQUOSTATIK®铝活塞
1990
  • 收购法国COFFI集团旗下公司的多数股权
  • 收购来自韩国安山市的东洋活塞有限公司的股份

历史1991—1999

系统供应商 | 技术领导者

九十年代初,汽车行业形势紧张:国际竞争越来越激烈,价格压力也越来越大。质量和供应量的相关要求不断增加。市场越来越需要易于组装的模块和系统。
1991
  • 马勒集团旗下的钢铁业务与J. Wizemann集团合并,组成马勒Wizemann集团
  • 首款汽车车厢空调滤面世
1992
  • 带GRAFAL®裙部涂层的活塞进入量产
1993
  • 收购Knecht滤清器公司(现为马勒滤清系统有限公司)的剩余股份
  • 配备过滤内芯和塑料盖的油滤模块
1994
  • 马勒Wizemann集团与Pleuco集团合并成为马勒-J. Wizemann-Pleuco集团(MWP)
  • 成立马勒零部件墨西哥有限公司
  • MICRO-STAR®车厢空调滤面世
1995
  • 马勒142和马勒145活塞合金系列
  • 带漏斗形冷却油道的活塞量产
1996
  • 获得巴西轻金属公司多数股权(现马勒轻金属有限公司)
  • 开始使用机器人辅助中压压铸生产陶瓷纤维增强活塞
  • 环保型机油滤概念获得德国工业联合会(BDI)授予的一等奖
1997
  • 与墨西哥Knecht热固性塑料滤清系统有限公司成立合资企业
  • 收购Cofap公司的活塞环业务,包括其在巴西和葡萄牙的分支机构
  • 在印度成立合资企业MWP Migma Ltd.(现为马勒发动机零部件印度私人有限公司)
  • 成立合资企业基洛斯卡Knecht过滤器私人有限公司(现为马勒ANAND滤清系统私人有限公司)
  • 批量生产进气模块
  • 成立合资企业马勒东炫滤清系统(天津)有限公司,进入中国
1998
  • 成立马勒波兰Spolka有限公司
  • 马勒巴西有限公司和轻金属有限公司合并成为马勒轻金属有限公司
  • 用于高性能铝制柴油机的M174活塞合金进入批量生产阶段
1999
  • 重新命名所有拥有多数控股权的公司,在公司名称中加入“马勒”
  • Knecht滤清器有限公司更名为马勒滤清系统有限公司;马勒-J. Wizemann-Pleuco有限公司更名为马勒气门驱动系统有限公司
  • 收购波兰WSM克罗托申有限公司(现属于马勒波兰Spolka有限公司)的多数股权
  • 在墨西哥的拉莫斯阿里斯佩开设活塞工厂
  • 与伊之密工业有限公司在中国合资成立马勒伊之密(辽宁)活塞厂
  • 在中国成立马勒(南京)活塞有限公司(现为马勒发动机零部件(南京)有限公司)和马勒发动机零部件(营口)有限公司
  • 在韩国成立合资企业东炫马勒南韩滤清系统有限公司
  • 带FERROPRINT®裙部涂层的乘用车活塞量产

历史2000—2009

迅猛扩张 | 快速增长

尽管2008年的全球经济危机影响了市场的稳定,但马勒还是成长为汽车和发动机行业的全球领先开发合作伙伴。1999年,马勒集团雇用了约25,000人;到2013年底,人员规模已达65,000人。一半以上的销售额来自欧洲以外的地区。
2000
  • 增持位于奥地利兰克威尔的König公司的股份
  • 在波兰克罗托申新建活塞工厂
  • 收购美国马勒-Parr滤清系统公司
  • 在巴西开设新滤清器工厂
  • 批量生产锻造MONOTHERM®钢活塞
  • 批量生产用于乘用车柴油发动机的铝制冷却镶环活塞
2001
  • 马勒为“德国经济基金会”倡议项目赞助300万马克
  • 解散马勒住宅开发有限公司并将房屋出售给私人实体
  • 在德国费尔巴赫工厂集中开展赛车活塞和零部件的开发与生产
  • 收购德国Brockhaus Soehne公司股权
  • 收购墨西哥合资企业Knecht MAHLE-Duroplast Sistemas De Filtración公司的全部股份(现为马勒滤清系统墨西哥公司)
  • 收购在日本、菲律宾、美国和英国拥有滤清器工厂的Tennex集团的多数股权,以及其在泰国工厂的少数股权
  • 增持韩国东炫马勒滤清系统有限公司(现为马勒东炫滤清系统有限公司)的股份
  • 在韩国釜山成立Tennex韩国有限公司,生产空滤系统
  • 增持中国马勒伊之密(辽宁)活塞有限公司(现为马勒发动机零部件(营口)有限公司)的股份
  • 批量生产FERROCOMP®大口径活塞
  • 批量生产用于乘用车柴油机的铬陶瓷活塞环
  • 用于汽油发动机的可变长度进气模块
2002
  • 位于德国斯图加特的新集团总部开业
  • 在德国莱伯廷根开设凸轮轴新工厂
  • 收购Brockhaus加拿大公司的多数股权,并更名为马勒Brockhaus有限公司
  • 与澳大利亚公司ACL(汽车零部件有限公司)合资成立活塞和活塞环工厂并拥有多数股权
  • 首个用于乘用车汽油发动机的ECOFORM®铝制活塞
  • 批量生产塑料缸盖罩
2003
  • 以持多数股份形式成立ZNF Maschinenfabrik Spandau,与宝马合作生产凸轮轴
  • 收购重庆长江伊之密活塞工业有限公司(现为马勒发动机零部(重庆)有限公司)
  • 增持日本马勒Tennex公司股份
  • 从西门子和大宇汽车各占50%股份的合资企业Kemsco手中收购韩国的进气模块生产工厂
  • 在澳大利亚墨尔本开设新的生产工厂,用于生产活塞、活塞环和动力单元
  • 世界上首个用于乘用车柴油发动机的全塑料机油滤
  • 马勒研制的第一台完整发动机(为SAE方程式设计的铝制三缸四冲程赛车发动机)
2004
  • 将1941年至1945年的强迫劳力档案移交给位于巴特阿罗尔森的国际寻人服务社(ITS)用于公共研究
  • 收购ZNF Maschinenfabrik Spandau的全部股份,并在德国伍斯特马克新建一家工厂
  • 在德国沃尔夫斯海姆开设新工厂,用于生产发动机气门
  • 收购德国普莱登堡的Brockhaus Soehne公司的多数股份
  • 收购德国萨克森州的Schmiedewerk Roßwein公司
  • 收购上海滤清器厂(现为马勒上海滤清器系统有限公司)的多数股份
  • 收购泰国滤清器合资企业Siam Tennex(现为马勒暹罗滤清系统有限公司)的多数股份
  • 收购澳大利亚合资企业马勒-ACL活塞私人有限公司的剩余股份(现为马勒发动机零部件澳大利亚私人有限公司)
  • 用于涡轮增压发动机进气系统的声音发生器
2005
  • 合并德国Brockhaus Soehne公司,整合为Schmiedewerk Roßwein有限公司
  • 收购考斯沃斯技术集团,其研发中心位于英国北安普敦以及美国底特律附近的诺维(现为马勒动力总成有限公司)
  • 在美国底特律附近的法明顿山扩建研发中心
  • 合并Tennex集团(现为马勒滤清系统日本公司)
  • 收购Purolator印度公司的多数股份(现为马勒ANAND滤清系统私人有限公司)
  • 增持伊之密活塞制造(泰国)有限公司(现为马勒发动机零部件(泰国)有限公司)的股份
  • 首个全塑料机油滤模块
  • 批量生产全新三级谐振进气模块
2006
  • Acquisition of Norddeutsche Filter Vertriebs (NFV) GmbH and AKO Filter GmbH
  • New Aftermarket logistics center opens in Krotoszyn/Poland
  • Opening of a new filter plant in Timisoara/Romania (now MAHLE Componente de Motor SRL)
  • Takeover of the activated carbon canister activities of Behr in the USA
  • Expansion of the Aftermarket activities with the founding of MAHLE Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and MAHLE Trading Japan Co., Ltd.
  • New research and development center opened in Shanghai/China
  • Opening of a new filter plant in Guangzhou/China and a new plant for the production of bearings and piston rings in Yingkou/China
  • World’s first electric cone stack separator for maximum separation of oil
  • Aluminum pistons with cooled ring carriers for highly loaded commercial vehicle diesel engines
  • Development of the MONOCOMP® composite steel piston for greater mechanical loads and higher temperatures
  • Series production of plastic cylinder head covers with integrated oil mist separation and pressure regulation
2007
  • Start of development activities for exhaust gas turbochargers for gasoline and diesel engines
  • Majority joint venture with Hubei Tri-Ring Company Limited in Macheng/China (now MAHLE Tri-Ring Valve Train (Hubei) Co., Ltd.) and opening of a new plant in Macheng/China
  • Acquisition of Edival S.A. in Rafaela/Argentina (now MAHLE Argentina S.A.)
  • Acquisition of the engine parts business of the Dana Corporation, USA
  • Acquisition of Promotora de Industrias Mecánicas, S.A. de C.V. (Promec) in Mexico (now MAHLE Componentes de Motor de México, S. de R.L. de C.V.)
  • Takeover of the intake modules and air filtration business segment of Siemens VDO Automotive AG
  • Foundation of the 50/50 joint venture MAHLE India Pistons Ltd. in Chennai/India under the industrial and technological leadership of MAHLE (now MAHLE Engine Components India Private Limited)
  • MonoXcomp® pistons
  • First EVOTEC® aluminum pistons with asymmetrical walls for highly loaded turbocharged gasoline engines for passenger cars
  • Automatic water disposal system with integrated water cleaning unit as a standalone component or as part of complete fuel filter modules
  • 1.2-liter three-cylinder downsizing engine as a technology demonstrator with potential fuel savings of up to 30 percent
  • Valves for exhaust gas recirculation
  • Wear-resistant ALBOND® cylinder liner composite for less fuel consumption
  • Piston rings with high-value PVD (HV-PVD) coating for high-speed diesel engines increase wear resistance
  • Weight-optimized conrods for reducing engine emissions
  • Ongoing development of the MAHLE lightweight valve
  • CamInCam® camshaft from MAHLE for variable valve timing in series
  • Development of new oil mist separator with switched impactor for ultrahigh retention efficiency
  • Integrated oil pan module in series
2008
  • Acquisition of the pump manufacturer ENTEC GmbH (now MAHLE Filtersysteme GmbH)
  • Acquisition of Amafilter Group Holding BV
  • Foundation of the 50/50 joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG with Robert Bosch GmbH for the development and production of exhaust gas turbochargers
  • Majority acquisition of Turkish engine components manufacturer Mopisan (now MAHLE Motor Parçalari San. ve Tic. A.Ş.) and the construction of a new logistics center for the Aftermarket business unit in Turkey
  • Acquisition of Clemex de México, S.A. de C.V. (now MAHLE Componentes de Motor de México, S. de R.L. de C.V.)
  • New research and development center opened in Jundiaí near São Paulo/Brazil
  • Foundation of the majority joint venture MAHLE Hirschvogel Forjas S.A. in Queimados/Brazil
  • Series production of piston pins with diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating for minimal wear and tear and ultrahigh seizure resistance
  • Controlled coolant pumps
2009
  • Acquisition of the automotive business of KTM-Kühler GmbH in Mattighofen/Austria (now MAHLE Filtersysteme Austria GmbH)
  • Completion of a new production plant for turbochargers from Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (BMTS) in St. Michael ob Bleiburg/Austria
  • New Aftermarket logistics center opened in Lerma/Mexico
  • Series production of electric wastegate actuators
  • Prototype of a low-friction camshaft
  • Prototype of a fast-switching EGR valve
  • Controlled pendulum-slider oil pumps for passenger cars

历史2010—2020

Shaping the future.

MAHLE uses the time to further improve its strategic position and to prepare for the future. With the acquisition of a majority shareholding in Behr, around 17,000 new employees at 38 production locations and three major research and development centers worldwide join the MAHLE family.
2010
  • MAHLE and Behr sign a participation contract and agree that the company shares will be transferred in several stages; in the first stage, MAHLE acquires 19.9 percent
  • The MAHLE day-care center is opened near the group headquarters in Stuttgart/Germany
  • Majority acquisition of the industrial business of the Behr Group (now MAHLE Industrial Thermal Systems GmbH & Co. KG)
  • New filter plant opened in Tianjin/China
  • New positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heaters for activated carbon canisters
  • First use of modular all-plastic oil filter housing in the fields of commercial vehicles, industry, and generators
  • Series production of all-plastic-oil filters with integrated thermal management
  • First TopWeld® steel pistons for passenger car applications
  • Development of a range extender (two-cylinder in-line engine)
2011
  • Shareholding in the Behr Group increased to 36.85 percent
  • Acquisition of remaining shares in the Turkish engine components manufacturer MAHLE Mopisan (now MAHLE Motor Parçalari San. ve Tic. A.Ş.)
  • New filter plant in Chennai/India commences series production
  • Ballast water treatment system for ships is certified; first high-volume order
  • Development of cooling systems for gearless wind power plants
  • Development of indirect charge air cooling integrated in the air intake module
2012
  • Participation in the Tokyo-listed company Kokusan Denki Co., Ltd., a specialist for mechatronic products
  • Opening of the new Japan headquarters in Tokyo and the North America headquarters in Farmington Hills near Detroit/USA
  • New filter plant opened in Kyushu/Japan
  • Second expansion of the research and development center in Shanghai/China
  • Expansion of the piston plant in Bangkok/Thailand and the filter plant in Samut Prakan/Thailand
  • Development of MAHLE Jet Ignition—an innovative spark-ignition combustion process for extremely lean combustion
  • New beam-based welding technology for heavy-duty steel pistons reaches process maturity
  • Series production of assembled camshafts for commercial vehicles
  • Development of cascaded charge air cooling integrated in the air intake module
  • New oil filter module for commercial vehicles, integrating a coolant pump and thermostat as well as sensor technology for temperature control
  • Development of energy-efficient actuation of engine accessories
  • MAHLE range extender, a 0.9-liter two-cylinder in-line gasoline engine with integrated generator, installed in a demonstration vehicle
  • Development of counterflow staggered blade charge air cooler for indirect charge air cooling of large engines
2013
  • Shareholding in the Behr Group increased to 50.71 percent; MAHLE Behr forms the new Thermal Management business unit
  • Expansion of the MAHLE Aftermarket logistics center in Schorndorf/Germany
  • Opening of the new competence center for pumps in Brattendorf, Thuringia/Germany
  • Acquisition of RTI Technologies, Inc. headquartered in York, Pennsylvania/USA (now MAHLE Aftermarket Inc.)
  • Acquisition of all shares in the Indian piston joint venture MAHLE IPL Limited (now MAHLE Engine Components India Private Limited)
  • Development of the lightweight valves EvoTherm® and TopTherm®
  • Development of the EVOTEC®-SC piston with an additional cooling gallery
  • Development of an active fuel prefilter for diesel engines for use around the world in a new generation of engines and powertrains
  • Development of a hydraulically controlled coolant pump
  • Development of a two-level cooling module
  • Development of a high-voltage PTC auxiliary heater with integrated power electronics
  • Series production of a new cooling plate for cooling the electrical energy storage device
2014
  • Acquisition of majority share in Letrika in order to expand the mechatronics/electrics business (now MAHLE Electric Drives)
  • Opening of two new distribution and logistics centers for the Aftermarket business unit in Limeira/Brazil and Obninsk/Russia
  • Increased shareholding in the Japanese company Kokusan Denki Co., Ltd.
  • Third expansion of the research and development center in Shanghai/China
  • Opening of a new filter plant in Wuhan/China and a new plant for manufacturing automotive air conditioning and engine cooling products in Shenyang/China
  • Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems founds subsidiary in China
  • New filter plant opened in Cikarang near Jakarta/Indonesia
  • Development of a downsizing natural gas engine and installation in a demonstration vehicle
  • Series production of steel pistons for passenger car diesel engines
  • Development of an oil cooler made of stainless steel for medium-sized and heavy-duty commercial vehicles
  • Large-scale production gasoline engine equipped with a high- and low-pressure EGR system and installed in a demonstration vehicle
  • Development of a systemic approach based on the Rankine cycle, which consists of an expansion machine, a feed pump, and various heat exchangers
  • Development of an air intake module with integrated indirect charge air cooling
2015
  • Acquisition of Amovis GmbH (now MAHLE Amovis GmbH)
  • First fully automated production line for passenger car steel pistons in the world
  • Takeover of the thermal management business of Delphi and integration into the MAHLE Group
  • Opening of two new plants in Mexico: for the production of thermal management products in Ramos Arizpe and filtration products in Celaya
  • Majority acquisition of the Japanese company Kokusan Denki Co., Ltd. (now MAHLE Electric Drives Japan)
  • Opening of a new plant in Chengdu/China for producing air conditioners as well as components and systems for engine cooling
  • Product launch of TechPRO®, a diagnostic tool for the aftermarket, on the US market
  • Development of a monovalent natural gas (CNG) drive and installation in a demonstration vehicle
  • New lean burn combustion process “MAHLE Jet Ignition®” is used in Formula 1
  • Use of MAHLE electric motors in electric scooters
  • Development of the particularly lightweight and structurally stable EVOLITE® piston and the EVOTEC® RSC piston with ring carrier and integrated cooling gallery
  • Air conditioning compressors added to the air conditioning portfolio
  • Battery temperature control using thermoelectric heat pump enters series production development
  • MAHLE Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary.
2016
  • Sale of the industrial filtration business
  • Merger of the electric drives and applications as well as the actuators product areas into the Mechatronics division
  • Opening of the Vehicle Engineering Centre in Northampton/Great Britain in order to extend the range of products and services offered to automobile manufacturers in the field of future-oriented powertrain technologies
  • Opening of a new testing center in Plymouth, Michigan/USA
  • MAHLE signs the Diversity Charter
  • Start of the ACTIVATR innovation program
  • World’s first controllable pendulum-slider oil pump for commercial vehicles
  • World premiere of the CareMetix® cabin filter, which protects against solid matter and gas particles and eliminates odors
  • Development of the world’s first map-controlled thermostat for commercial vehicle applications
  • World’s first R744 air conditioning system in series
2017
  • Mechatronics division expanded to include the control and power electronics product group.
  • Locations in Stuttgart/Germany receive seal of approval for their family-friendly personnel policy
  • Start of the internal innovation program “Incubator”
  • Collaboration with Faurecia on technologies for thermal management in the Cockpit of the Future
  • Sale of the forging activities and therefore of the plants in Plettenberg and Roßwein, both in Germany
  • Acquisition of the start-up O-Flexx Technologies GmbH, allowing entry into the thermoelectrics market (now MAHLE Thermoelektronik GmbH)
  • Acquisition of the Spanish electronics specialist Nagares SA (now MAHLE Electronics S.L.U.)
  • Acquisition of minority holding in BRAIN BEE® AG, a specialist in automotive workshop equipment
  • Construction of a new plant in Krotoszyn/Poland
  • Sale of shares in the Brazilian components manufacturer MAHLE Metal Leve Miba Sinterizados
  • Opening of a new plant for air conditioning compressors in Changshu/China
  • World debut of 48-volt vehicle concept “MEET” (MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport) at IAA Cars in Frankfurt/Germany
  • Pedelec drives in series production
  • Development of a new liquid management module combining an electric coolant pump and cooling circuit control for CO2 reduction
  • Development of e-compressors for different power classes
2018
  • Shareholding in the Behr Group increased to 55.71 percent
  • Sale of the 50/50 joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG by mutual agreement with the Bosch Group
  • Sale of the shares in Hella Behr Plastic Omnium (HBPO)
  • Acquisition of ebikemotion® Technologies SL, a specialist in pedelec systems, HMI, and connectivity (now MAHLE Ebikemotion S.L.U.)
  • Opening of a new research and development center for electronics in Valencia/Spain
  • Opening of a new WLTP- and RDE-capable testing and certification center (RDEC) in Northampton/Great Britain
  • Majority acquisition of BRAIN BEE® (now MAHLE Aftermarket Italy)
  • Opening of the first production line for electric air conditioning compressors in Balassagyarmat/Hungary
  • Systems solutions for hybridization in the field of commercial vehicles (thermal management, drive motors, and power electronics)
  • Development of e-waste heat recovery system for commercial vehicles in a compact box
  • Development of a new oil management module for vehicles with electric drive systems
  • Demonstration of an innovative valve train system for commercial vehicles that integrates functions such as engine braking or exhaust gas temperature management into the valve train (Shifting Roller System)
  • Demonstration of a flat membrane humidifier for reliable humidification of supplied air, optimizing the efficiency and service life of a fuel cell
  • Production-ready solutions for the temperature control of batteries, electronics, and electric motors as well as solutions for monitoring the fuel cell stack
2019
  • Shareholding in the Behr Group increased to 60.71 percent
  • Acquisition of the transmission specialist ZG-Zahnräder to expand MAHLE’s competence for the powertrain
  • Entry into wireless charging of electric vehicles
  • MAHLE corporate start-up chargeBIG secures order from Stuttgart Airport for a charging system for electric vehicles
  • New production process allows steel pistons to be used in powerful passenger car engines
  • Materials and components from MAHLE are ready for synthetic fuels
  • MAHLE combines its development areas in a fuel cell project house
  • With its power electronics, traction motors, and charging infrastructure solutions, MAHLE offers a broad range of products for e-mobility
  • MAHLE expands its range of components for e-bikes
  • Integrated heat-pump-based system from MAHLE reduces cruising range loss for electric vehicles by up to 20 percent
  • Market launch of the diagnostic tool TechPRO®
2020
  • MAHLE celebrates its 100-year anniversary
  • Establishment of the new Electronics and Mechatronics business unit
  • Acquisition of all shares in Behr Hella Service (BHS), expanding the thermal management portfolio in the Aftermarket business unit for conventional and electrically powered vehicles
  • New production, research, and development center for workshop equipment opened in Parma/Italy