Mahle Completes Acquisition Of Air Conditioning Business Keihin Corporation

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  • Four production sites and one development centre are now being integrated into the Mahle Group
  • A total of around 1,700 people are employed at the new locations

Mahle has completed its acquisition of Japanese company Keihin Corporation’s air conditioning business in Japan, Thailand, and the USA on first February, 2021. The acquisition has received antitrust regulator’s approval, Mahle said in a release. Four production sites and one development center are now being integrated into the Mahle Group.

Dr. Jörg Stratmann, chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO said, “With this important acquisition, we are strengthening our presence and customer connections in Asia and North America in a business area that will become even more important not only for conventional drives, but especially for alternative drives. We want to continue growing in this area in particular.”

Around 1,700 people are employed at the new locations

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A total of around 1,700 people are employed at the new locations. Air conditioning units and components for their peripherals are developed and manufactured here. The company said that with alternative drives, the demands on the efficiency and performance of the air conditioning system are significantly higher. This is because it directly impacts the range of electric vehicles and thus customer acceptance, among others.

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